Today I’m back for my art room detail post!
My computer workstation
Chris and I used to have our computers in the same room, but when my art room was finished I decided to bring it in here (I do graphic design and video work), so it made sense to come in here too (and we later refinished it). Chris would also then have the office all to himself, so he has his own space in the house as well.
The art on the wall is important too. The print at the top is called The Floor Scrapers and it’s one of my favorite paintings (Chris got it for me for my birthday last year). The house cut out is a BACKWARDS paper cut I made (backwards on accident because sometimes I’m stupid). And the seal is a piece my grandmother made. I never got a chance to meet my maternal grandmother, she died when my mom was pregnant with me, but she was an artist too, so it’s nice to have a piece of her in this room.
I looked really hard for a high enough table (I wanted to sit and stand), but everything was pretty expensive. So the great solution was getting a worktop at Ikea and having Chris build the table legs to it. It works GREAT! And, if I get the top super dirty or messed up, it’s not expensive to replace it.
Behind my work table
We scored a pretty good fold out from Ikea for houseguests. It also provides Chris with some seating when he comes in to visit me. The pillows are from free t-shirts we got from our baseball roadtrip 4 years ago. We got the shirts by “signing up” for credit cards (with false info – we just wanted the shirts). Then I sewed this up very simply.
So far the wall art is pretty limited on this wall. At the top I’ve got a drawing of Tupac I did while at Mills (with a quote from the Invisible Man from Ralph Ellison). I’ve also got a composite photograph I took while at Mills of 3 versions of me working in the garage (for a class project I did some photos of the house, my second post on the blog!) On the ground are more pictures or posters I still have to put up on the rest of the tree
So that’s my art room!
We still do have the “animal room” right off of the art room to take care of after the bathroom project is complete…