The big Mannequin was resting from the exhausting trip and climb up the stairs.
It's going to take some more moving around of furniture until I figure out exactly where it all fits, but the space is sorting itself out into five or so sections. The entry/shop, the classroom, the resource library, the storage area, and my mini studio.
|Resource library/meeting space|
Today I repurposed a pretty grubby, but HUGE, fabulous bookcase from the gymnasium (the art center is in an old elementary school). It started out as a beat up cranberry color with a pressboard type back.
I painted the back as a chalkboard and the rest matches the blue of the felt I put over all the cork boards.
I was inspired to use the same color to paint a nasty little cabinet that had been left in the room. I covered the icky pink interior with a cheerful yellow.
Now I am moving the furniture around again! It's like a big puzzle but it's starting to look really nice.