Tuesday, March 23, 2010

small painting shelves

This is my new solution for storing small paintings. My husband built and installed it today and I've very happy with it.


Before now I've just made several little stacks against a wall on top of a cabinet. It was not ideal because I could only see about 6 paintings at once. With this I can see most of what I've got at any time. I can put new stuff in front, and there's not danger of it ever slipping off because of the little lip on the front of each shelf.

16 comments:

  1. What a nice - and handy - husband you have! The shelves look terriffic!

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  2. The shelves are perfect, and decorative as well. I've been wanting something like that myself, but never thought of each shelf one above the next. What a lovely way to show how much he appreciates your talent---to build you such a wonderful studio.

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  3. This is very similar to what I have in my house to rotate family photos and art. I can't remember how I ever survived without such shelves! I hope your husband builds you a 2nd set. The more little paintings displayed, the better!

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  4. Perfect!!!!You and your husband are a great team!

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  5. This is amazing! Carol, your studio looks so cozy and inviting, I'm SO happy for you! And really, you should rent out your husband!

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  6. Carol,
    I wish someday when you have time you would let us see that fabulous portrait we got a short glimpse of on the Dr Phil show. Do you know the one? Seems like it was over a mantle...of a child and there was a little talk about it. Here it is March and I am still thinking about it.
    I love your work and hope some day to be good enough to take your workshop.
    Thanks,
    Melissa Gill

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  7. Carol,
    Thank you for sharing so much or your life, thoughts and business. Another very good idea indeed!

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  8. Brilliant - I wish I had a husband who was handy that way! For those of us unable to build our own, there is Ikea.

    I was there the other day and they have something similar in two sizes - long (73") and short (not sure about the exact length of that one. The longer shelf was $18.99 up here in Canada, can't remember the price of the shorter one) and they were displayed in the store in a similar fashion to yours, two horizontally over a couch, but spaced wider apart to accommodate larger pictures.

    They are called "Ribba Picture Ledge" and come in black or white - pretty sure it is MDF, not wood, but seems like a good solution for those of us who are not equipped to make our own!

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  9. Hi Carol,
    Thanks SO MUCH for sharing SO MUCH! Because of you my blog is running along nicely--all I have to do is figure out how to get more visitors! AND last Sunday I built my own shadow box just like yours! Yes, girls can build too! The guy at Home Depot asked me if I was going to grow marijuana!!! Hilarious!
    Congratulations on your 1000th painting!
    You have changed my art life. REALLY!

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  10. I love this separate blog for your studio set-ups....it's been great fun reading how everything came together. and I LOVE the shelving for the little paintings!!! I've been trying to figure out a better way to keep these handy/ the ones still drying, the ones ready to varnish, ready to ship, etc. etc.

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  11. Your studio looks fabulous - it's been nice to see your progress step-by-step. Have you figured out a storage solution for your larger pieces?

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  12. It's a nice design... Great mermaid!

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  13. Soy un fiel seguidor tuyo, desde hace un año más o menos, y no puedo dejar de admirar tu obra cada vez que la contemplo, Carol. Yo también dibujo un poco y tengo mi blog donde muestro lo que sé hacer. Con toda mi humildad te invito a que entres en mi blog que se llama DIBUJOS TELLEZMERIDA, y la url es http://tellezmerida.blogspot.com/ y haber que te parece. Un saludo desde Córdoba, en España, que también te gustará, ya que ´lo descubrí en un vídeo tuyo en el que realizabas una obra paso a paso. Enhorabuena, te felicito por tu trabajo, y.. adiós.

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  14. Love this! I have been thinking about what to do with my growing stack of small paintings until I'm ready to sell them. What a great solution.

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  15. Thanks for sharing your ideas in your new studio. I love the way you have things organized.

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  16. This is really beautiful as well as functional. I could see this being published in an interior design magazine.

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