Transform Your Shed Into an Art Studio

Inside Cook Sheds Art Studio

Shirley spent years hauling her art supplies around to different rented spaces for the opportunity to teach and share her passion. So, about three months ago she decided to set up shop in her own yard, right next to her home.


Her neighbors had chosen a Cook shed and were very pleased. That’s when she started looking into a Cook portable building for herself. She’s done construction for many years and knows building materials. “I would highly recommend Cook sheds to anyone! Cook sheds have a quality product, built by quality people, delivered by the nicest, most helpful young man,” Shirley said.

Front Door to Art Studio

She chose a 12’ x 16’ Utility shed which she then completely modified and made her own! “The biggest challenge was the weather. Nothing else since my youngest son is a talented carpenter who did the work for me,” she explained. Her additions?

  • Windows (Cook does offer window placement, Shirley decided to add her own windows)

  • Painted Entrance Door 

  • Front porch with steps

  • Insulation

  • Electricity


*Note: If you’re a rent to own customer, you will need to wait until your shed is paid in full to be able to make these types of modifications. Remember you can pay for your shed in full at any time without penalty.

Adding Insulation to the Inside of a Cook Shed

Plus, she decided to paint it her own vibrant colors!

Colorful Art Studio Made From Cook Shed

Once the inside was complete, she began giving art classes. She has two tables, new comfy chairs and a cute little electric fireplace for ambiance. In the Spring, she plans to add in a window air conditioning unit to keep her classroom comfortable for her art students.


Shirley said, “My studio is my favorite work of art!”


We love that we were able to help build her dream studio. Cook sheds make a great blank canvas and we love what Shirley created with hers! If you’re ready to build your own dream shed (man cave, she shed, hobby space, etc.), click below.