So after yesterdays fiasco, I have made plans to clean up and organize my painting area. As a quick band aid, I have installed a rail shelf system on the wall over my desk. I had thought about putting the baby gates up around the desk, but since we are already pressed for space, that would be just unruly, and plainly a pain in the ass. I can always add another shelf below the one I have, but then I have to move my painting lamp to my painting area, and the desk lamp to a higher shelf. This will negatively affect the available lighting sources I have to work with, so I will need to be creative on the next batch of shelves I put up.
I am thinking a side shelf to the left, mounted to a third track, and sitting about 5 inches lower than the other one. I can put the desk lamp on the right side, and move the photo station to the left.
I will either find my desktop tripod or buy another one this weekend for quick pics of new finished models.
Here is what I have right now:
My goal over the next few weeks or so is to get a setup more like Tom Schadle's. Tom is a multi Demon winner, a great painter and hobbyist, and him and his wife are just really nice people. The paint storage racks are made of wood, and he was able to make them with about $20 worth of supplies from Home Depot, using basic tools, all of which I have access to.