Art Room Re-Do
Hello! This is Sandi Keene - Roben-Marie's guest blogger and friend. First off, I have heard from Roben-Marie and she sounds great! We all miss her and wish her the very best during her mission trip in Romania. What an adventure. I am loving the pictures she is posting on Instagram so check those out.
Meanwhile in a much more everyday life, I am in the middle of a art studio/craft room re-do. My room is an extra bedroom in our house and it has undergone several transformations as I have discovered more answers to the questions of:
- how does my room function best?
- how do I best organize it?
- how much stuff can I put in here before I scream?
My room has its functionality down pretty well. I am good at organizing and creating systems. What I discovered that my room was missing was - ME! It just did not feel like it reflected my personality as much as I wanted.
So I called in the expert - Rae Missigman. Her studio was just featured in Somerset Life. I have visited Rae's studio and it is gorgeous and it looks exactly like her. And I love it. Emails flew back and forth as I questioned her on what made her room work so well.
For more phots, visit Rae's blog and click on "studio" on menu bar
I got great answers. Things I had never considered like using mirrors and reflective surfaces to bounce light around. To use lots of clear containers as they are much lighter in visual weight than a colored container and your supplies are the focus not the container. Hmmm - that makes sense.
The first thing I did was paint the goldy brown walls a very pale aqua color called Stillness (Valspar). That was a huge change!
Join me tomorrow for a project that I completed and more progress on my room.