Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bathroom Office

This is my before office: the bathroom. Actually, it worked quite well. We had already taken out the bathtub, for other reasons, so we just installed a piece of wood for a workbench, and another for a shelf underneath. And did you notice the bubblewrap hanging from the shower curtain rod? The only problem was that my chair wasn't adjustable. : )


And below is my NEW office, in my new studio. I wanted slots for all my larger blank panels underneath, as well as my printers, paper, and boxes for shipping. Eventually I'll get something a little better for my bubble wrap - not sure what yet - maybe a shower curtain rod. I just ordered a whole slew of cork for my inspiration wall (found out the cheapest way to go for a big wall was 12x12in cork squares from Amazon pieced together), which will go above this workbench - I can't wait. Eventually my desk will have a formica top (on the solid core door top). Next ... more shelves.

13 comments:

  1. wow- love the storage space on this work-bench! Thanks for the great ideas. Actually the bathroom looks like it worked amazingly well for the time being.

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  2. Your studio and work area look great, Carol. I'm so envious!

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  3. Beautiful bench! Could your husband come with next time and built one for us! ;-) We are in bad need of a better shipping "dept" in our office. The bubble wrap on the shower curtain is a great idea. I'm going to try it today in our bathroom-turned-office-storage room. I love the cows! I'm watching one on ebay!

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  4. Beautiful new office. Don't you just love it?

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  5. It's reassuring that someone as successful as you is just now getting out of her bathroom to ship paintings! I have a suggestion- if the cork isn't a done deal, also consider homosote panels- they can smell a bit at first, but a few coats of paint and they are fantastic for pinning into- they don't crumble at all. Just a thought- it's how I set up studios where I needed lots of big walls to hang stuff on! Love the cows, btw!

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  6. you are so incredibly organized-glad you'll be getting a more comfortable chair.

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  7. My smile for the night. Glad you have a new shipping area!! (I'm a little behind, eh?)

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  8. I really enjoyed watching this whole process. What a journey! I wish you could come over to Lago Vista to give me an objective eye on designing and building my studio space. Ooh, did I mention there'd be a gourmet meal and wine involved? :-)

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  9. The bathroom office was so creative, Carol! How were you able to come up with the idea? Anyway, you still managed to create a new office other than that. It's better that way. You probably had that awkward feeling working in the bathroom! But you probably miss it too. =(

    --Preston Lenton

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  10. I can't seem to imagine having an office set up in a bathroom, but if you'd think about it, it is quite convenient if you need to use the toilet immediately. This is a great hiding place, especially if you do not want to be interrupted by anyone in the family. Hehe! Joking aside, perhaps you can renovate another room in your house and transform it into your office. I believe you can work better if you’ll have a separate office, and you won't have to worry about your paperworks getting wet in the shower. What d’you think? :)

    #TittleBrothers.com

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