Mini-Makeover

Well.... I'm itching to tear up the studio here again... I have large built in tables that we made when we moved into the house here...they line two of the 4 walls in the room.. they are great, but I have decided that I like to stand while painting, and adding my easel to the room, makes the space feel so small... so... I am going to rip out one of the tables, and raise it to counter-height. 

I am going to switch the counter tops to oak plywood, and to save money, I will cut the tables to the same size as the existing tables so that I can use the same tempered glass tops I have been using all these years. The natural wood will brighten up the space. I'd love to use reclaimed wood or butcher block...but I think we'll check out oak plywood and go from there. Take a look at these images I ripped off Pinterest for inspiration:

I love that work top...

I love that work top...

Oh how I wish that wood was in my budget! 

Oh how I wish that wood was in my budget! 

This is most closely what we will build....minus the pipes (again, to save money).. I'll use legs as shown in the top photo.

This is most closely what we will build....minus the pipes (again, to save money).. I'll use legs as shown in the top photo.

I feel stagnant if I don't switch things up in here. I spend M-F and a lot of time on the weekends in this room... the mini-makeovers help keep me excited about my space. I wish we lived in a smaller city somewhere...where sprawling properties in old barns were readily available...but in the city of San Diego, real estate is not cheap. I make it work! :)

How about you? Switch it up in your space often?