Posts Tagged ‘art studio’

Time to Paint that Shed!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Painting your shed will add character to your backyard as well as preserve your wood for many years to come. There are a few rules that have to be followed for a successful paint job of your pine shed. Doing some surface sanding and then washing the surface will ensure the best paint application. Wait until the surface is completely dry before applying primer. Primer will prevent sap and resin from damaging your paint job. For best results apply two coats. Make sure the primer is completely dry before you get into a mess with paint. Once your shed is all dry you can apply paint. Apply as many coats as you would like but again make sure the previous coat has dried.

To keep that cabin feel you can stain your shed and keep that natural look to your shed. To make your shed a focal point, the right color patterns can make your shed very attractive. If you have a lot of greenery in your yard try a gold color maybe even a reddish gold which will play well with your surroundings. You can try to match your shed with the color of the surrounding tree trunks. This will blend your shed into the environment. A grayish brown and navy blue works looks nice in the yard. If it will be in open space I recommend lighter colors like natural tan.
The right color mix can work well too. Just pick the colors you like and paint them side by side on an example. Try to make your example proportionate to how much of each color will be used on your shed.

For the actual paint, Acrylic latex is known to be the most long lasting paint and is also believed to be better for your health than other options. Be sure to ask a professional at a paint store so they can steer you toward exactly what you are looking for.

If you want your shed to last you have to apply stain or paint to protect it from weather damage. Consider the weather in your area and buy paint or stain made especially to protect from those natural erosions. You will be surprised how long your shed can last. Look at your environment for inspiration when choosing paint color. Also look to the foundational design elements in your house that can work well for you outdoor structure. Be creative and have fun!

The Ideal Art Studio from a Shed Kit

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

In a world where fewer and fewer of what we use is made by our hands, art making keeps that creative and functional relationship, between product and us alive. For many artist, especially those just beginning, finding a space to work can be hard and sometimes impossible. Alternative structures are becoming the solution for many people.

As most artist can agree, art making can often be a toxic, messy process. Ventilation is very important for you and your loved ones’ health. Being able to work in a space that does not require immediate clean up and can be permanently used for art is very appealing to artists. Art making requires complete dedication and many artist have found that art can take over their entire homes and lives. To prevent this from happening and living a healthy domestic life, outdoor studio’s are a great solution and will free up space inside the home.

Art studio’s can be very expensive to rent and also inconvenient. Why give a chunk of your hard earned money for a temporary solution? If you have a lot where you can build your own studio, you will find yourself saving a lot of money and hassle. For a couple months of studio rent you can have yourself a permanent, independent studio.

Making art takes a lot of concentration and a quiet place to work is essential for successful art making. Work from home can be hard because there are so many distractions prying you away from what you are suppose to be doing. As you make art at home, while cooking dinner, while checking your email, while picking up the phone! You find yourself making unfinished art, and missing important tasks, like paying bills on time. Separating the two world’s is a good way to find success and balance.

Having an area designated purely for creating art is essential for productivity and quality. Once you are in your studio, there is nothing that can distract you. Everyone knows that there is a certain amount of time you will be in your studio and that you have to be left alone from distractions. You leave your phone, your computer and your television at home. All these devices have no power over what you produce. Can you imagine Di Vinci never becomes famous because he spends all his time texting his bff while he is suppose to finish his next sketch? Or Picasso reading up on “Worst Dressed at the Oscars”right before he enters a new color phase? Good art making is not a byproduct of our daily life, it is a message that the artist wants to share with the world. Setting aside a special place where you can focus on your craft is the only way to be a leading artist.

In the outdoors, you are in a space where everything concerns and enhances your art process. You know that how you leave everything, that is how you will find it. Solid Build’s sheds lock to keep all your things and pieces safe.

Having a studio away from your home will also clean up your house from art mess and help keep you organized.

Most artist are inspired by nature in one way or another. There are often blocks of creativity that artists feel when they are dissatisfied with their products for a period of time. Much of this creative block can be resolved by placing your studio in a beautiful location where nature’s beauty drips from your finger tips.

You have many options for designing your ideal work space. Many different studio structures are available. Varying in size and design to fit any artist’s needs. You can choose the amount of light and even the sun angle, by where you place your building.

Art can be stored in the studio freeing up space inside. Solid Build offers many varieties of garden shed kits. Two rooms structures are often used as a workshop and for storage. Another benefit of having a garden shed studio is that there will be no need to move things around when visitors come. Customers interested in your art can come to the studio and check it out without having to enter your house. This is a huge benefit to the majority of artists who always struggle with organization both at home and in the studio.

Most importantly, outdoor studio will enhance your daily life, your bank account and make you better artists, all while listening to the birds chirp.