Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The excitement is building!

For me, anyway!  I'm planning on moving into the new studio this Sunday.  (And by moving, I mean overseeing other people move things, since I am double preggo and not allowed to lift heavy things.  A nice perk that almost makes up for the sleepless nights.)

New things that I might add to the shop eventually.  I really like the lack of texture and the high polish.  Although, I will admit, that I don't really dig on the high polish whilst I'm in the middle of high polishing.  Tedious.

And now a few photos of the studio project!

The drywall was all finished Friday.  This is a view at the ceiling and the little storage area.  The Shop Monkey heroically attempted to prime it on Sunday in 100+ degree weather, but he had to throw in the towel after the first coat (mostly because we were also painting the kitchen at the same time....I still haven't recovered. But the kitchen looks great!).

And then today!

I know these photos aren't super exciting in themselves, but these are my new cabinets and butcher block counters, just waiting to be installed (after the painting and flooring is finished)!  I am so excited to finally have contiguous workspaces and real storage.  I've been working with a hodgepodge of mismatched craigslisted tables and some kluged together shelving for the last few years and it's getting really old.  I'm going to be so organized when this is all finished, I can't even wait.  And my bedroom door is only about 25 yards away, so I can lay down in between projects (which is becoming more and more necessary, unfortunately).


SariiCollins said...

Looks lovely and nice and bright! What color is the studio and kitchen?

Bean Collins said...

The studio will be white by the end of the day. (YAY!) The kitchen is a light gray (from an icky brownish purple taupe mess), the dining room is a bright olive green (from lilac), and living room is a dark gray (from a pumpkin orange), and the bathroom is bright teal (from the same icky color that was in the kitchen). I still can't decide what color to paint our room. Suggestions?

SariiCollins said...

I am a fan of yellows and oranges. Think orange juice! It's a nice color to wake up to. I want to see before and after pictures when you are finished!

TimeMachine said...

Wheeee! I'm super excited about your studio. I got all inspired between your studio project and a little turquoise trolley thing that IKEA had in its most recent catalog (I'm a simple soul) to *FINALLY* get my studio together. Can you believe I'm still half in boxes? It's rather embarrassing. Too many projects. I just got my cabinets together and my counters in place. I can't wait! My daughter, meanwhile, has commandeered the trolley as a three-tier stuffed critter bunkbed. I don't have the heart to take it away from her just yet.

Bean Collins said...

Ha! I am totally lusting after that blue cart as well. So funny! I'm just trying to figure out where I can put it.