Sunday, 6 April 2014

The Wall in progress

Even for a fabricopaintofiberoholicwhohasdreamtofanewstudioforyears like me, transforming a pile of stuff

into a functional and comfortable studio space can be quite daunting.

Thankfully my friend Liv Kirsten kept me company on Saturday afternoon, sorting and folding fabric while we were chatting. I as amazed by the progress we were able to make during a few hours together.

I have been going strong for the better part of the day,

but oh man, that couch I am planning to get will be ordered first thing tomorrow morning. I most certainly need a comfortable place to relax during the day.

Husband has kindly assembled the sturdy shelves, and I’m about half way to getting The Wall the way I want. I spend a lot of time thinking and changing my mind as I move along.

My quilting fabric will still be stored in the 50l plastic tubs. Set upright, they work like narrow shelves, but they can easily be moved and turned the “right” way for easy access to any fabric.

And – one of the most important things – the lids can be put on for protection against light and dust,

and also calm down the visual impact of the huge and rather colourful wall.

Husband set up another shelf on the other side of the room this afternoon, so I’ll get started on the mixed media stash soon. Maybe on Tuesday, my fingers had an unpleasant meeting with the bottom edge of one of the metal shelves and need some time off.

I have two walls where I want design walls and am wondering how you have made yours. Can you just put a few nails around the edges of a king size cotton batting to make it stay in place, or do you need something more elaborate?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. batting should work just fine. I actually use a brushed cotton tacked up on the wall.

  2. Hi Nina Lise! Great idea to use those boxes like that. Looks fantastic and I'm sure you will enjoy your studio! Wishes from Finland! x Teje

  3. Looks great!!! Hope your fingers will be better soon!!

  4. Your fingers will soon be much better.
    If you're clever taking care of your wounds, it be worth the trouble!
    The wall looks great, a brilliant idea, I wonder if I will find transparent lids for my boxes!

  5. Åååååååååå så deilig dette ser ut - så god plass til alle godsakene dine. Lykke til med innstallering og alt som hører til :-)

  6. Congrats on your new studio space! It must be a thrill when all if finished and furnished to start working there!

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