Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Art Room

If I make it through these layoffs alive and well, I have plans on converting the second guest room into an "art studio". We'll keep the twin bed in there just in case, but I am dying to put an easel in there and start up my painting again. I have a couple house paintings to finish for my in-laws, and then I'm going to start painting for pleasure.

I think it's important, especially in a marriage, to have something that you can do and enjoy all on your own. It helps you keep that individuality that sometimes gets lost with marriage.

Anyhow, I made an idea board of what I imagine the room to be - glamorous yet modern, a place I can get inspired.

Here is the board:


And in my normal fashion, I choose things that are inexpensive.

Pink sheets + cherry blossom bedding = Approx $50
Ikea Work chair - $25
Fabulous Chandelier - Approx $50
The three small vases are $3 each (at Ikea)
The bronze vases are found at Z Gallerie, but I would search Home Goods first to see if I can find something less expensive. They are $40 each. (I would prob only get one, too).

Approx total - Less than $150.

Art supplies will be around $100-$150, but I wouldn't put that into my "decorating" budget.

18 comments:

  1. That is a very inspirational space!

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  2. I love the chandelier!! Where did you find it?

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  3. The chandelier is on urbanoutfitters.com.

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  4. Fun! Those bronze vases are to die for!

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  5. Love the idea of an art room - I want to do the same thing in my house if I ever get around to it. I can't wait to see how your space turns out.

    Ill warn you about the Ikea chair. Its crazy cheap but its crazy uncomfortable too.

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  6. It looks beautiful Bryn! So glad you are going to be taking up your painting again!

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  7. limestone - I sat in the chair at Ikea - I actually thought it was quite comfortable! But I was only in it for a couple seconds :) Thanks for the heads up!

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  8. Great ideas! Those vases are beautiful!

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  9. Bryn, I really enjoy your blog- you are so classy and creative. Let us know what happens with your job...

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  10. Don't forget coupon codes and Ebates! ;)

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  11. Love the idea board, B! Wish I could paint.... I just got a chandelier from Urban for our office. Really love their stuff.

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  12. Sorry to hear about the job stress - unstable situations are the worst. I'll cross my fingers for you...after I finish typing :)

    Love the art room idea - I want one!

    Good luck girl - Katie

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  13. Forgot to add....sorry about your tough times at work. Hope it all works out.

    BTW, I think Suzie from DP has that cherry blossom throw in her guest bedroom and it's lovely!

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  14. what a great studio that will be!! you should post some of your art, i would love to see it!

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  15. Where is the cherry blossom bedding from?

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  16. Everything you come up with is just jaw dropping!

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  17. Forgot to add....sorry about your tough times at work. Hope it all works out.

    BTW, I think Suzie from DP has that cherry blossom throw in her guest bedroom and it's lovely!

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