I'm back at it and all up in your screen this afternoon with a studio update. You can thank the sunshine and melting snow. The last I left you with was somewhere in between Mr. Goodbody and funky chickens. So let's get back to my studio space... it's the only room in the house that's completely done (we've been taking our time with this place, being careful to make smart decisions that will last and we'll be good and happy with for a long time). The laundry room is all done, other than the floor. We're still trying to decide on some samples (dura-tile or ceramic?), as well as a route for installation (DIY or hire it done?). We'll get there. Welcome to my studio space. It's started out pretty stripe-scary looking. What may have been appropriate for a young boy's bedroom, wasn't working as a creative zone for my regular 9-5, as well as the never-ending list of other random projects I have going. The subfloor that I painted, is holding up like a champ. It's nice to know there's not a vulnerable piece of carpet under me when I'm painting, cutting or throwing glitter into the air.
I love a little green in every room. That's one of the ferns that sat on the altar at our wedding. Still alive and kickin! I have two of these vintage gold and velvet folding chairs. These are authentic theatre chairs from the theatre that was torn down in Urbana, Ohio. I picked them up at one of my favorite shops there, called The Boston. The painting duo is by yours truly.
My 'desk' is an old potting bench we found in the basement of our first home. Those windows are original to the attic of our first home. They were replaced with much more efficient windows before we got there. Do I feel bad about not leaving these with the home? After all that work we did, absolutely not. The antique brass lamp was my Grandma's. In case you're wondering, the paint color is called Amazing Gray by Sherwin Williams. To the left you'll find one of my metro-racks. Their versatility and industrial nature works just about anywhere in a home with a bit of modern-vintage flair.
This antique Singer is such a piece of art. The stunning details and ability to still sew, leave me impressed every time I unlock the wood cover.
Old roast beef boxes hold all of my sketchbooks and print work.
Lots of artwork waits patiently in the studio. I look forward to finding each piece a new home as other rooms get painted throughout the house.
These glass orbs are waiting for some air pod plants...
View from my studio window at sunset, and the acrylics came back out the other day.
Remember when I wanted a marble threshold transition between the carpet and subfloor? It happened! I found it at Lowe's for something like $7, had it cut down on their tile saw, installed it with some liquid nails, and did a little touch-up work. Walaah!
Creeper status, coming right up. Remember how our first home was in desperate need of a something like a$15k new roof? Well, we were curious how it was holding up, considering the rough winter the midwest has had. After a little searching on google maps, the satellite caught the workers on the roof of the house and garage. Can you pick them out? Our old house is the middle one towards the bottom. The roof used to be dark red-orange. The old homestead's roof is now apparently black, and the garage looks like it was in the new plywood stage when the photo was taken. End creeper status.
Up next: - Wrap up the laundry room. - I'm experimenting with some paint on the walls of the kitchen-living-dining rooms. They're all pretty connected and the plan is to keep their walls a consistent light color. This is going to be a gigantic undertaking, but these three spaces are where we live the most, so we feel it's a smart next move. Gigantic, as in painting the walls and painting our kitchen cabinets (Shriiiiieeeeek! We've never done that before!). Smaller additions will be adding cabinet hardware, cabinet crown molding, a subway tile backsplash (no small feat), and maybe a little open shelf action to show off some fun dish collections. We're (I'm) looking forward to it.
Thanks for stopping by the homestead. Until next time!