|Posted by Adam on November 25, 2020 at 11:55 AM|
I finally had a chance to reorganise my study and replace the huge clunky computer desk with a separate desk and painting station.
I went for a pair of Hilver Ikea desktops with a bamboo finish. They are hardwearing, reasonably sustainable and look quite smart. The most useful part is that they can be matched to adjustable legs (for the desk not me) so that I can have one set at a height that suits me for painting. For the computer / writing desk I have re-used the base units from the old computer desk that give me a comfortable height for typing and writing, which is about 10cm lower than the painting station..
I adjusted my rolling drawer unit a draw lower so that it will fit under the surface. The top drawer has all my small pots and dropper bottles of paint, so it is quite easy to look down onto them and pick out whicher ones I need. The first deep drawer has a bunch of craft paints in 60ml bottles as well as glues, varnishes and spare 20ml pots. Another draw has all my tools, extra brushed and all the bits and pieces that we seem to accumulate "because it will come in handy one day."
There is a nice big window facing east, so pretty good light during the day. I might in the future add additional light to augment the three adjustable spots in the ceiling and the lamps. No excuse now but to crack on with getting some toy soldiers painted...
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