Thursday, January 28, 2010

The painting lair

I told BIGREDBAT I would post a picture of my painting closet.As you can see,it's a complete disaster area and pretty much always is.

I have a hobby room in my basement where my models are on shelves along with terrain,building material and my tables.
The painting closet came about because my wife said if we don't have a painting area in the living room,then she won't see me anymore!This master stroke was her idea and it's great!It has shelves for reference material,built in daylight lamp and an extra lamp,paints,small supplies and some models not yet built.I can paint and glance at the the TV when something catches my interest or just listen as well.
The real great thing about it is the doors as I can start and stop my painting as I wish and simply close the doors hiding my mess which keeps my wife happy and my little daughter out.

P.S.I quit smoking about 3 1/2 years ago,but the cans come in very handy.The one in the picture actually holds basing grass!:-)



  1. I like that you can close it up to keep things safe and keep the little ones away from the hobby knives and solvents. Very smart.

  2. Looks like you had a plan when building up your emplacement. Very effective, I like it. Sadly, I've no dedicated i.e. permanent working station for the hobby. Maybe one day.


  3. Very organised, Christopher! I like the pull-out shelf with the paint pots on it.

    It is, as Allan says, great that you can shut it all away.

  4. Good use of the pull-out shelf. This must also win a prize for the samllest painting 'lair' in wargaming!

    Mine is positively palatial in comparision!

  5. Ha. I agree. Very good use of space.

    I've got a big space/mess in the back room, but I sometimes wheel out a cart or stack stuff on a cutting mat and bring it to the living room for the same reason -- so I'm not hiding out by myself.

  6. Well,you have to remember I have a hobby room in my basement and so when I need room for larger projects(terrain building etc.)it's not a problem.This is simply where I do my figure painting and small terrain pieces and for that it's enough room.:-)


  7. Nice idea!! May be I will make the same when I move to Wales. My wife will be happy to see me more time.


  8. A really clever Idea. I think my girl friend would like that for all my painting junk.



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