The state of the studio
Just a quick update…the WALL IS DOWN! It is so much better already. The painters primed that dark icky brown, and even with just a few lightbulbs down there it is much improved. Stay tuned for further improvements…
Here’s a view of the colors and the gap at the other end of the studio….
And primed….just covering that dark helps so much! Final color will be a pale warm yellow or pale peach:
Next, the electrician will order the lights (nine 2-bulb fixtures in a 3×3 grid, flanking the beam that holds up the house!–the beam will be painted the color of the walls) and finish the wiring. We added a dedicated outlet for the iron, a phone jack plus another for the fax machine (there wasn’t a single phone jack anywhere in the basement! Needed one to run my office down there!), plus the co-ax for the cable TV (well, DirectTV). Then John will patch up the drywall and Jeff and company will paint. We’re gonna skip drywall on the ceiling (kaCHING $$) for now and just spraypaint it with primer). Then paint the walls. Then I will paint the floor (Sea Turtle green the color is called…think grass green), THEN I can move furniture and unpack….. and oh yeah, John’s going to make me design wall / closet doors all along the long no-window wall…… WOOT!
March 1st, 2011 at 9:22 am
OOOOH! That’s going to be a great studio space! They make some really pretty drop ceilings now, you might want to check those out later on when the cash crunch of moving into a new home evens out (from experience)…
I can’t wait to see the progress. Keep posting!
March 1st, 2011 at 12:20 pm
It looks like it’s coming along nicely. Thank you for the progress pictures. You are so good at envisioning the end product!
March 1st, 2011 at 1:09 pm
It’s progress. The difference between the first and last photo is amazing! And encouraging …
March 2nd, 2011 at 9:11 am
Don’t spare on the over head lights. And opening up the space is great!
March 5th, 2011 at 6:19 pm
It is getting there! What a great space!
June 20th, 2011 at 10:36 am
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