How can I add storage to my overflowing art studio?


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  • on Dec 15, 2018

    Peg boards are great for organizing tools. Check your local classifieds for people getting rid of furniture and shelves - with a coat of paint you can make old things look fabulous. Anything specific you need ideas about?

    • Val Val on Dec 15, 2018

      Love this! I should look for a few break fronts?? Interesting. I like that! I have lots of supplies in clear plastic bins, but I have so many! Need to keep children out! Thank you for your suggestion. Going on CL now....

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 15, 2018

    I understand its a battle of mine after downsizing!

    My organization work is still underway. I have a re-purposed wooden kitchen cupboard, recently purchased metal rack shelving and plastic drawer storage for my supplies under my tilting architect table. It’s still chaos- gets better over time with slow refinements and someday I hope to make it a little more aesthetically pleasing. Try starting with organize the items in clear bins totes and drawers is a good first option.

    This is my starting point below—chaotic too! Complete organization continues to get things under complete control and to look more uniform. The steel shelving will store the luggage for more accessible reach. Building a custom storage system might be warranted in my situation to accommodate the huge drafting rable.

    Theres this—- to look at too.

    • Val Val on Dec 15, 2018

      Thank you, I’m going to incorporate this idea in my large space!

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Dec 15, 2018

    Val...Small and large totes work very well along with baskets and bins labeled.

    • Val Val on Dec 15, 2018

      Interesting idea... that might work for smaller items! Thank you

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Dec 15, 2018

    Val, Hang shelves on the wall, like cubbies, and put your supplies in these. They will be easy to reach, as your supplies will be facing you, and you don't have to reach in a box, I Hope this will work for you. Aloha!

    • Val Val on Dec 15, 2018


      i totally agree! I have a bunch of crates! I need to use them too and possible anchor them to the wall. Good idea! Thank you! Aloha!

  • Val Val on Dec 15, 2018

    Great ideas people! Thank you! I’m going to use them all and then I will send a picture! Merry Christmas! Val!