Studio Beverage Holder


Beverage Holder

It took me several decades of spilling my beverages on my art work to figure out a simple way to stop that.

For over twenty years the main rule in my studio was “don’t set any drinking glasses or cups on any surfaces.” Yet, I myself would do it.

Often someone would bring in ice tea, or soda or water and visit me and set their glass down, leaving a wet spot for me to set a piece of art work on and ruin.  Yet, I myself did so, also.

Just as often, the glass or cup would be forgotten and if I didn’t bring it in, I didn’t track it and as often as not I would knock it over to ruin even more art work, or tools or books, and just send me into a rage of despair.  So one day after getting lots of art work and a very favorite book destroyed, I set myself to finding an inexpensive way to avoid this.

I started with cup holders for cars, screwed to the side of my tables; it worked but I kept hanging up my shirt tails on them.  It took a leap of mental change – would I be willing to “cut” holes in my studio furniture?

Yes, I would!

I found a wire cup for office supplies; it was a pencil holder (part of a set), was 3 1/2 in diameter with a quarter inch lip flange.  Almost all our glassware fit inside of it.  I bought a 3 1/2 inch hole cutter and put holes in every flat surface work table in my studio (4 holes).  Now I can set my drink in a holder that sits below the table surface, is impossible to tip over and is handy.  I put covers on the glasses and cups now too, keeping things from dropping in and keeping me from dipping my watercolor brushes into my iced tea.  As long as you are careful putting the glass in and taking it out, no problem.  I plan on cutting more holes for more holders, too.  After all, the furniture is supposed to serve us, and once it is in my studio, it is not going anywhere else, ever.

Surprisingly, now I also put art tools, brushes, pencils, rulers and such, in them as well, because they are near corners of the tables and out of the way, leaving more table space useful.

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8 thoughts on “Studio Beverage Holder

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    as I just cleaned up a spill this is PERFECT in timing as I wander through!
    I am enjoying the tips….
    Thank you for sharing with us!
    Take Care…You Matter…
    Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday…..
    )0(
    maryrose

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    1. eightdecades Post author

      Thank you for commenting, I have so enjoyed your poetry and your postings, it gives me smiles as you find things to enjoy about my site. I am just getting the tips section going and have many posts to get ready, so it is a bit primitive now. I will try and make it interesting.

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      1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

        when I come here I always find something that I learn, or make me smile or gives me pause to think…
        you do make your blog interesting…a pleasure to wander through….
        I am glad you like my ramblings, I have missed your poems or thoughts to mine…
        I still have the button picture…I laugh a little, it reminds me of your words…
        Thank you …for always sharing…part of you and your world….
        Take care…You Matter…
        )0(
        maryrose

  2. kathy.ropponen@facebook.com

    Clever, John!! We should have made 7 holes in our round oak table when the girls were all home!! It would have save lots of spilled milk! ; )

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    1. eightdecades Post author

      Ha, that is a great idea, thanks for reading my blog. It took me a long time to solve this because I just never challenged the setting a glass down on a table concept.

      Reply

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