A Fairly Huge Studio Design Change

I’m again with one other lesson in “it’s okay to vary your thoughts, even in the midst of an enormous undertaking.” I modify my thoughts on a regular basis. I permit myself that freedom as a result of (1) that is my home, (2) I want to like my home since we’re on this one for the lengthy haul, and (3) I shouldn’t need to reside with issues I don’t like if I’ve the power and the finances to vary them. And people guidelines don’t simply apply to me. They apply to you as nicely.

This modification wasn’t simple to get my thoughts round as a result of it’ll fully change the look of the entrance wall of the studio. And by entrance wall, I imply the lengthy mural wall. The wall. The focal wall of your complete room.

For years now, I’ve had in my thoughts what this wall would seem like. In any case, I did this drawing again in 2017, and I’ve by no means actually thought of one other look.

That’s a very long time to have a plan in place! I did make a change once I determined to get rid of the desk areas and put decrease cupboards all the way in which throughout that wall. However that didn’t actually change the general look of the wall. However the change that I’m making now will change the general look.

Yesterday, I put collectively two of the 4 higher cupboards for this wall and put them into place.

I had nonetheless deliberate so as to add 20-inch cupboards on high of these in order that the completed cupboards could be the total peak of the wall. And these are presupposed to be open cabinets with no doorways.

However the extra I checked out this wall, the extra I noticed that what I’d actually prefer to see is extra of the mural. As soon as I get these cupboards construct 20 inches greater, get all of them trimmed out, after which get the home windows trimmed out, the one significant slice of the mural that can present will probably be that enormous middle part.

My preliminary thought was that I might carry the mural onto the again panels of these higher cupboards since they’re going to be open cabinets, however my mother talked me out of that. She stated that when I get issues on the cabinets, it might look too busy with the objects in entrance and the massive flowers in again. I didn’t need to admit it 😀 , however I do know she’s proper.

I needed to determine what was extra necessary — the higher open cabinets or the mural. And fairly actually, I got here down on the facet of the mural. In any case, open cabinets can and do look fairly in the event that they’re styled good. However who needs to maintain all of these open cabinets fairly and styled in a studio/workroom? I don’t need to have to fret about that! I would like to have the ability to stash issues behind closed doorways and in drawers, and get on with the enjoyable of making.

So I’ve determined to put off the higher open cabinets and take the mural all the way in which throughout that wall, from finish to finish. MORE FLOWERS, PLEASE!!! I’ll take extra flowers over open cabinets any day of the week. 😀

That doesn’t imply that these cupboards will go to waste. In reality, I’m going to order doorways for them, and order extra cupboards to go along with them (since these are solely 40 inches excessive), and put them proper right here…

The plan from the start was to have storage on this wall that’s simply contained in the room as you’re strolling from the breakfast room into the studio. However once I ordered the IKEA cupboards, I couldn’t determine what I wished right here, so I simply determined to depart it and tackle it later. So that is meant to be! These cupboards match completely right here, they usually’ll be a lot extra use to me with doorways on them so I can retailer paint and different issues behind closed doorways.

I feel that is going to work out completely. I’ll get MORE FLOWERS and extra very helpful closed door storage. That appears good to me. And the good factor is that if I ever determine that I do truly need higher cupboards on that lengthy entrance wall, I can at all times add them at a later date. However for now, I’m off to purchase two extra items of that mural in order that I can see these flowers spanning the total 20 ft of that wall. 😀