Friday, June 10, 2011

It's getting there!

Well...I think my workshop is coming out quite nicely. It's not completely done...but it's getting there! I absolutely love the color on the's soooo fresh and clean...I'm going to love working in this space!

The baseboard is on and all the woodwork and built-ins are painted a creamy off white. I love this kind of woodwork and trim...bead board and moldings! It makes me happy...makes me feel like I'm in New England again. I guess it's because I grew up in a house that was built in 1906!

The furniture is in place. I'm re-purposing an old armoire for storage and two bookcases my husband made several years ago. Instead of holding books...the bookcases will now hold clay, and glazes. we have to finish painting some of the shelves that go in the built-ins.

One of the two workbench's my husband started to make, will go right front of the large window. I can't wait until it's done...I'm going to have a great view! This workbench will be counter height and the top will be covered in canvas!

The other workbench will go next to my wheel...under the smaller window.

This is my ceiling's sooo pretty, and I'm using energy saving light bulbs! I know...I have a popcorn ceiling. I wasn't about to remove it and cause all that dust...dust is not my friend! I have a lot of allergies and allergy induced asthma, and my husband has removing the popcorn was definitely out of the question. It was so much easier to just paint it anyway. It's not white like most ceilings...the paint has a hint of the crown moldings and built-ins pop...not sure if you can see it in the photo though!

 And here's my wall lamp. It came with dangling crystals...which is nice...but I think I like it better without them. Plus it's less to clean. I really don't want to spend my time cleaning when I can make pottery instead. As soon as I can...I'm hiring a housekeeper!

So...stay tuned! Once the benches are made and painted...I'll be adding some task lighting and a few other things. I also have a project to work on for the wall...above my wheel...I'm really looking forward to that! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Looking GREAT! I have been wanting to refresh my studio area for a while now… I just found your shop via Etsy & I also make clay (porcelain) beads. Have you heard of Beads of Clay? It's a bunch of us crazy clay people making beads… You might like the group! Here is a link to our blog (where there are links to a bunch of other BOC sites as well):
    Hope to see you over there! Good luck with the moving into the studio! Beautiful work is sure to come out of such an refreshing space...

  2. What a beautiful space to work in. You're sure to find it inspiring!

  3. Ever thought of adding color to your ceiling fan? Although it already looks good, I think a little color would give it a more sophisticated look. Found this on Pinterest: You may be inspired by its look. Let me know what you think, okay? ^_^

    Staci Severns

    1. The ceiling isn't white, it's a light shade of green, the ceiling fan looks really nice white and the white crown molding looks great near the green ceiling. I guess it doesn't show up very well in the photo! I couldn't find the pin that you mentioned, so I wasn't able to see it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! : )