The Shed of Reality does double and triple duty for me...and then some. It's a studio, a retreat, a place to entertain, make music, make art, make videos. It's an escape. It's a mini-vacation. It's a place of healing, and a tiny yoga ashram, a room for meditation. A place for a private chat. I even put up a friend there overnight once. As the subtitle of this blog puts it, it's a place called sanity...with a nice cuppa tea and a good book!
With such limited floor space...a bit less than 100 square feet--a whole LOT of stuff climbs the walls. Book cases, of course, and shelves. Windowsills hold a lot. The space between the rafters are used...and here are some of the many ways to hang things up we've pressed into service, some as simple as a nail, some wonderful finds from the thrift store...
|Love the antique coat or hat hanger...it works great for cups and small pots in the kitchen corner.|
|A sturdy hand-forged hook holds a tea towel, a small skillet and the yellow teapot my sis gave me 40 years ago...|
|Joseph created the broom hanger...and a smaller broom hangs from a nail to the right--along with my Audubon Society bird call!|
|This cool double hanger was in an old armoire, hidden from sight. I've got two more to put up somewhere...|
|A handy double hook matches those in the closet of my 100 year old house...it was a gift from a friend.|
|Nails work just fine...this is the dustpan that hangs on the wall, below a window.|
|Shaker pegs hold music CDs in a basket and my old tambourine... the shelf above holds odds and ends.|
|This end of the Shaker peg shelf is over my desk, and holds necessary art supplies|
|Push pins still work, and so do cork boards!|
|A hand forged nail is strong enough to hold a willow magazine rack full of sketchbooks and watercolor blocks.|
|A cup hook holds the lightweight Japanese lantern...|
|Yep, another nail holds the dishpan...|
|Even the doorknobs are pressed into service, keeping the floor relatively clear for foot traffic!|
It all works, and is very flexible...I can always hang something different wherever I decide to, or put up another nail--the fact that we used thin wooden underflooring left over from another project instead of drywall makes putting more nails up a piece of cake!
Oh yeah, and here's the storage between the rafters over the big French door. I put stuff up there I don't need often, because I have to climb up on a stool to reach it.
I'm still planning more shelves and such, but this is a good start after a year's hard use...