Monday, January 6, 2014

The Studio . . . Day 4

We made some good progress today and I'm learning to use
 some new tools, like a nail gun! Quite different from a sewing machine.
Bless husband  . .  he is so patient with me!
Before this re-do my closet had big shelves, and ugly wire shelf and a pair of brown curtains,
I didn't love it but it was better than trying to shove the doors back and forth to reach supplies.
This time I decided that even the curtains should go. Having the closet fully open
makes the small room that is my studio look and feel much larger!
I'm big on re-using and re-purposing when possible and these big ole
shelves have been with me almost as long as I've been in business.
They have been arranged many ways and painted a few colors, tho they aren't
fine furniture, they are nice deep storage.  
So . . .  we painted them again, stacked 3 high on the left and the single on the right
we topped with a "bread board" style desk top, we added a simple trim to all the fronts
for a nice finish . . .  that was the nail gun part!
This is now my "Sewing Pantry", inspired by an antique "Buttery".
I'm still thinking a bit about the open space over the desk,
my wire racks of ribbons would fit nicely, so would more shelves.
But . . . that's a decision for another day!
Tomorrow is Paint The Walls Day!
Many little holes have been spackled and I'm all ready to begin.
Well . . .  after I unload that big yellow cabinet so we can get to the wall behind it!
Big shelf units

The Sewing Pantry
Paint still drying . . .  Another flat surface to clutter up :-)  
For some reason I kinda like these two cupboards sitting side by side, I haven't made a final floor plan yet,
but for now they look like big brother and little sister.
If you are where the winter is acting wicked . . .  Stay safe & warm!
We are about 15 below tonite!
Lori Ann


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love the color ~ can't wait to see it take shape!

Kays Kids said...

I love the progress Lori. I think your work station is great. I will be interested to see what you will do with the cupboards.

Jan Conwell said...

We reuse a lot too...Phil built an entertainment center for us a while it makes good storage in the studio.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Love the cupboards... more like two sisters to me the blonde and the redhead...
The cupboard will be great.
Cold here too, -40 C with the windchill. And it doesn't matter how you convert that it is COLD!
Stay warm too.
Susan x said...

It's great having a husband who can build things and remodel things. I am lucky that way, too.

I love reading your blog!
Thanks for sharing.

Elma said...

Oh my word those cabinets are amazing!!!