Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Painting and Hobby Setup

Recently Mr. Rogers shared with the world his new painting setup.  Black and austere it brings me back to the bachelor days when there was only one color used for home decorating.  It also amazed me in that there was very little clutter on the desk.  How he is able to get those beautiful results with that setup God only knows.


So I figured it would be a good juxtaposition to show my current hobby setup.  It is the antithesis of Joe's setup.  For starters, you sit instead of stand.  Second I've surrounded myself with everything imaginable just so that I don't have to get up, ever.  Over the years I've considered building a more permanent painting desk but I'm always dissuaded when I consider how practical the 2' x 4' folding table is (doesn't hurt that it's cheap too!).  So here is picture of my current setup with the newly created hobby shelf to contain all of the supplies that I just couldn't fit on the table.   


Being a little OCD everything has a place (preferably labeled) as I want avoid wasting time that I could be painting searching for something I need.  The shelving unit to the right was designed specifically for all of the hobby supplies so that everything fits perfectly.  All my paint brushes and sculpting tools are contained in a micro titer plates.  I keep a separate set of brushes specifically for metallic paints to avoid getting the metal flakes in my non-metallic paint jobs.  Finally, I would point out that the use piping insulation to give my arms something comfortable to rest on along the front of the table.

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