It’s been another long and exhausting week, moving furniture, painting the floors in my studio, Mr. Painted Quilt’s office and the upstairs hallway and moving furniture again.
Each room and the hallway had to be done in stages. We moved all the furniture that was in each of the rooms into the center after which I applied the primer to the floors and then waited 24 hours before applying the topcoat. The paint we used was remarkable and covered beautifully with one coat on top of the tinted primer. What a blessing that was because I was sure that we would have to apply two coats.
The next day we moved all the furniture to the perimeter of the room and then repeated the process in the center. We tackled Mr. PQ’s office first and then we did my studio which I just finished setting up about an hour ago. I’m thrilled and exhausted at the same time.
My studio…the REVEAL.
The hooking corner…
And proceeding counter-clockwise around the room, my sewing station in the corner and the cutting table in the center of the room.
The Hoosier cupboard which holds some fabric and miscellaneous sewing items. The little table displays my scissor collection and gifted pincushions on the shelf above it. To the right of the Hoosier is my computer desk but I’ve been using it at the kitchen table during the renovations.
Here’s the view of the same corner as you enter the room.
The left side, just as you step into the room.
Note to Shelley: Did you notice that I finally found your giveaway gift? There it is lying on my cutting table. I’ll have it in the mail to you by the end of the week. Bet you thought I forgot, huh? *wink*
The area just behind the door and to the right of the new fabric cupboard that was built. I didn’t take a photo because I still have to make curtains for the front of it.
So that’s my studio. I absolutely love how it turned out with it’s freshly painted walls, ceiling and floor. Now whatever dirt happens is going to be all mine!
Well, here’s our upstairs bathroom now!
Quite a difference, huh?
We can now soak in water rather than sawdust. *wink*
Our contractor informed us that the date imbedded in the porcelain of the sink is 1917. We changed the faucets because the original ones had seen better days.
Although there are things still to hang on the walls, for the most part, the two rooms that I’ve shown you today are finished. At last count, there are 18 boxes remaining to unpack which are mostly labeled ‘decorating stuff’. I wish I had done a better job with labeling the boxes. *sigh*
I figure another week and I should be finished unpacking…and just in time for…
Three days ago we still had four foot high snow banks and snow piled everywhere. It’s amazing what above freezing temperatures, sunny skies and a little bit of rain will do.
Here’s our backyard this afternoon.
And the back yard panning right…
The front yard overlooking the ocean across the road. I’m sure that what’s left of the snow will be gone by the weekend.
Not only is spring in the air but there is definitely a spring in my step now as well. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter with each passing day.
Stay tuned as there are more reveals to come!