Thursday, June 2, 2016

My Re-Organized Art Room....Again

Yes, I re-organized again.
It just didn't feel right. I still felt claustrophobic and couldn't find things. If you follow me on Intagram you've seen the finished room but I have more pictures to show you all.

You can see the tour of the art room HERE.


Can you see the difference?
The clutter is all gone. I either put it away, gave it away or threw it out. It's amazing how the clutter free environment has opened up my creative mind.

As you walk in the door, this is the wall on your right. It's still a work in process and I still have to hang art on all the walls.
I will have more shelf space under my printers when I put my Sci-fi DVD's in something different.

This is the wall you see when you look through the door.
Like I said I still have art to hang on the walls.
From right to left is my dehumidifier, my Big Shot and the piece under it holds all my dies and it rolls so I can move it anywhere, the next set of drawers (Ikea) are all rubber stamps and part of one drawer is embossing powders. The narrow set of drawers holds alcohol inks, larger pieces of chipboard, grunge board, my handmade stencils, small canvas, monoprinting plate, washi taps, and miscellaneous large embellishments. On top of the drawers are small bins full of paper and ephemera.

In the process, I was able to get rid of three piece of furniture. I replaced them with two sets of drawers (Ikea). In these drawers I keep canvas, art journals, extra paint, many different mediums, tags, cards, more painted papers I use in collages.

On top to the right are two drawers; top full of rubber stamps I use all the time and the bottom are all my numbers and letters I use on my canvases. On the left on the wall are tiny drawers full of embellishments, medal pieces, wood piece, flowers, etc.

What I love about these two pieces I now have a drying station. I used to put it all on the floor.

My paint center was a hard one to re-organize. In the end I decided to only keep the paint I use all the time. I felt it wasn't necessary to have paint from 15 different companies. 

On the top shelf you will find adhesives, fine line paint bottles, Silks, India Inks, and Acrylic Inks.

Second shelf - Liquitex and Golden.
Third shelf - DecoArt and Liquitex and Golden Mediums.

In the large drawer underneath are my old music books and dictionaries, large art journals, and paper (Yupo, watercolor, mixed media).

On the floor, you see a red truck. It's a family antique (that's what they tell me) and it holds all the current Crafter's Workshop stencils and the little basket scrap paper.

The last picture is my table. My computer sits on top of a stand so I can easily watch workshops. To the left are paint brushes and miscellaneous tools I use all the time.

With nothing under the table, I can move all the brushes and tools so someone can sit on that side to play with me.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my new and improved art room.
I'm loving it right now.
Although as an artist, you all know well, that there are always changes to be made.
Any questions, leave me a comment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I'm soooooooo jelly Karenliz! This is an amazing space and I am sure you feel quite crafty in it!!!! LOL what a wonderful transformation too, I know it feels like a breath of fresh air! And, totally what I need to do with my space, although mine is NOT quite the size of yours! LOL Blessings

  2. What a huge change! It must have had a huge cleansing feeling for you! Way to go, girl!!!!

  3. Fantastic transformation! I'm more than a little jealous! Happy creating!


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