• Jana

A Tour of my Studio

When we moved to northern California in January of 2017, I set about trying to figure out just how this little home was configured. I decided my home studio used to be the breezeway between the garage and our home. Past owners had finished it into a room with a triple slider on one end and a big window and door opposite it. Light shown in so wonderfully and a view out onto my side porch and my oaks made it private and serene. It just said art studio even to Rob, my husband, as we toured for the first time. I painted it white and added kitchen cupboards found on Craigslist for a couple hundred dollars. The local thrift store (O'Thrift in Auburn- I just can't say enough about the owners Crystal and Bill and all the cool "stuff!") furnished the rest. Chalk painting time!

My beautiful propane tank light over my desk was done by a friend. Angela sells out every year at Round Top Texas and you can see why. Such a small example of all she creates!

My curtains are vintage 50's barkcloth. A passion of mine that shows up at home and within my sewing projects.

This is what it looked like when we moved in. I expanded the closet to make a laundry and added better lighting for my artwork. There are still fixes and moves to do but I'm feeling at home now and we are on to a workshop outside across the porch you can see out the sliders. It will house my woodworking projects and tools, in addition to being a workspace as I restore trailers (that 1965 Kenskill in the photos presently) and do large scale art that doesn't quite fit in the studio. Due to this I've definitely decided to keep the husband on payroll!

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