...is a bit of an arteeest. Not a member of Weezer.
He has sketched, painted, and color-penciled many pieces of original art for me. This one is the first thing he drew for me 4 years ago:
Don't you just love how he managed to sneak
But seriously, that one was mostly me. I can't lie. He knows what I'm talking about. Shaun is big into tattoos, he has several, so his drawings and paintings tend to look similar to 'art' he likes. What am I getting at?
Well, we both decided (unbeknownst to eachother) that the Shining room is going to be a mini art gallery and studio area for us both! We have both been known to strew supplies across the dining room table to draw or paint, and then get crabby that we have to clean it all up. So I want to have a drawing table, and some nice storage for our painting supplies, which are currently kept in this state-of-the-art box:
As well as places for our drawing pads, pencils, cray-pas, and other stuff that is packed away somewhere. As for the walls, I'm going dark navy and putting up some picture molding, similar to what we did in our dining room only BIG and TALL, like this:
Our canvases will hang in the middle of the 'picture frames' on the walls. Also, for those of you that were wondering where this room is in relation to the rest of the house, here's a little 'map' of the upstairs, with the staircase at my back:
Are you wondering why I don't just put our art all over the house? Well...because some of it looks like this (unfinished) piece:
What the hell, Shaun? Yeah....it doesn't really scream 'comfortable home.' But if it ends up looking cool when it's done, it will be displayed in our mini gallery.
I really enjoyed reading all of your comments about what we could use the room for. I wanted to point out that we did consider making this room:
~ a storage area, but we already have a basement and tons of closets (and a sauna..heh)
~ a bar area, but we don't currently use the deck to entertain because of the rubber roof
~ a sewing/craft room, but I am NOT CRAFTY and DO NOT SEW
~ a library, but I have plans for a different room to have this purpose
What do you think of the art gallery/studio idea? Is it something you would use?