The clutter in my Creative Space has been cleared away to make room for new tables. I did have a huge oval table. I decided after a couple of years that rectangle might be more efficient than the oval shape.
I looked at several artists’ workstations and decided to make my own. I wanted to make something that I could reconfigure if I needed to. Below is one section.
I want to share with you how I did it, in case you would like to make your own workstations for your creative space.
I went to our local lumberyard and purchased 2 pieces of 4’x 8’x 1/2″ plywood and 2 pieces of whiteboard or shower board. I did NOT get shower board with tile impressions in it. The whiteboard is a smooth laminate surface. Easy to clean!!! I had my lumber man cut 4 pieces 3′ x 4′. He has a big saw that cuts very straight. I had a couple of pieces (2′ x 4′) leftover. I will use in another project.
To make your own workstations you will need Gorilla Wood Glue to glue the plywood and whiteboard together.
After applying the wood glue, make sure the edges of the plywood and whiteboard match and then, stack heavy books on the whiteboard to hold it in place. I let it dry overnight. If you are in a hurry, just follow the directions on the Glue.
I know!!! Follow instructions!!! Are you kidding me? Seriously, following directions sure can save some frustrations.
To finish the edges, I purchased 3/4″ trim, little white finishing nails, and Dap Kwik Seal.
Measure and mark the trim and cut it with a miter saw. Apply the Kwik Seal to the back of the trim.
Nail the trim in place with the little finishing nail. Remove the excess Kwik Seal that oozes out.
I also purchased 6 Closetmaid 12 inch, white stackable storage organizer shelves and 4 Closetmaid 31 inch stackable storage organizer shelves and 1 Closetmaid 3 shelf organizer.
To assemble the shelves, you will need a Phillips head screwdriver. You can use a drill, a battery powered screwdriver or a handheld, regular screwdriver. The yellow and red one in the photo below is a screwball that I have had for years. I love it!
When I started opening the boxes and arranging the components, that was an invitation to Kitty No.
She decided that I just might need her help.
Mostly, she is just right in the way.
The little shelves I used were 31.5 inches tall. That is just perfect for my retro stool.
I started experimenting with the arrangement.
I laid 2 of the tops lengthwise on top of the shelves. This made me work space 3 foot wide and 8 foot long.
At the end I put one 31 inch shelf and the 3 shelf organizer shelf on it’s side on top of the 31 inch shelf.
I will work with the for a bit and see how my assistant and I like it.
If you are a blogger you might enjoy a little video I made on how to edit and resize a photo using Photoshop.
I really want to get these projects finished but life has a way of happening, so I am practicing patience. In an effort to “Think Differently” I am taking the anxious impatient thoughts captive.
I hope I inspired you to work in your Creative Space. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or need more information.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12
’til next time,