|cell phone pick. yes. i paint in my pj's|
I know people are expecting this to be done faster, but that mudding and sanding took forever trying to fit it in here and there throughout the busiest summer of my life. We didn't hire anyone and we have three kids and jobs so... you know. It happens when it happens. Plus, there's lots of corners with the bathroom and dropped down furnace ductwork that my husband had to frame around.
|see the star? That's where I've collapsed in the first photo : )|
I still have to finish a bit of sanding in the stairwell and the entry way / landing / sitting area ... not sure what name to give that space at the bottom of the stairs. It's enough room for a comfy chair and desk, with a plant and bookshelf... and it has a west window. I'm sure the view from there through the French Doors of the studio will so be very pretty. Maybe I'll use it as a little gallery display for work waiting for a new home. : )
As for my space - I'm so happy with it. The light - isn't it great? No one is allowed to say, "Ew! Poor girl. She's stuck in a basement." At least do not say it out loud around me. I did. I said it. My heart was broken when I admitted this was the best I could afford to do. I went down there into the cellar with my tail between my legs, hung my head in shame and said, "ew. poor girl. she's stuck in a basement." But I fixed it. I decided I can make the best of it. I'm pretty good at things like that. When life give you lemons... have a party! lol The first thing you think of when you hear 'basement' is cold and dark. This isn't. The lights are the colour of broad daylight. I'm going to put my very happy plants down there. I have a south window. It's fresh and new which is an amazing feeling in itself. I have some beautiful paint colours picked. My main wall will be gallery white. I'll have beautiful landscape inspiration on the walls. Maybe I'll blow up some of my best photos. The floor boards will be a nice earthy dark brown. I'll have a loveseat and some pretty cushions. It will feel good. It will feel alive and happy and conducive to creativity. It has to be. It's my she-cave.
I hope you will enjoy it. I hope people will come to stitch with me. I look forward to classes and studio visits. I look forward to new projects. I feel full of butterflies when I think about moving furniture in!! ; )
|How it all started - we've come a long way.|
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