moving forward- studio project

The reason I have not been making any dolls, or to say that another way, how I have been dealing with my creative dry spell, is that I have been focusing on getting the soon-to-be-studio room done. I told myself that I would not install the air conditioner in my attic studio and that would keep me focused on the downstairs room- it’s working. I am really almost finished.

The walls are done. The trim is done. The closet door is done. I got a little sidetracked and painted the bookcase.

I am now working on the room door, which you can see on the table. I have taken out the 2 upper panels and will be replacing them with frosted glass. This part of the project has been a challenge.

I live in an old house- built 1890. I have this crazy feeling of responsibility not to damage it. And, btw, I hope that whoever put that first coat of paint over the varnish on all the trim in the house is now suffering in craft-purgatory. Back to my project though. It is scary to cut something that has been there for so long. And, I couldn’t find any information about the right way to do it. The old guy (Mr. Know-it-All) at the glass store told me- just don’t do it. Your door will fall apart. The carpenter guy friend said- no problem! Just hack it apart and deal! I’ve got really big clamps! Hmm. Neither way made sense to me. I thought it out and and explained my thinking to Ben. He thought my way would work. So, yesterday, I cut. Now I am so excited. I am ready to order the glass. Yippee! I am hoping to post some photos of how I did it in the next few days- since I couldn’t find any info out there and maybe someone else is curious.

So I will finish painting the door- so many steps with drying inbetween. Then there are little touch up places. And that patch on the ceiling.  And, I have to get rid of most of that stuff that is in the room- the futon, the file cabinet, etc. Then a massive clean-up. And lastly moving my stuff downstairs. It all takes longer then I think it will- but no surprise there!

All this has fitted in between my afternoon computer class- which I will post about tomorrow. It has been a very busy 2 weeks!

9 thoughts on “moving forward- studio project

  1. Congrats on amazing progress on your studio! It’s going to be such a great space when you get all settled in.

  2. Oh, I know what you mean- I live in a house built in 1917 and I feel more like a curator that an owner, sometimes. I do love this house.

  3. I am impressed by you patience and perseverance. I have to take everything off of my unpainted shelves so that I could paint them. I was not patient enough.

  4. I just painted my entire living room a color very close to the trim around your window. I love orange. I was a little scared to make such a bold statement in my living room, but I love it. Whenever I’m in there I just feel happy. It’s always such fun to change the look of a room. Yours looks like it’s going to be great.

  5. I love the idea of putting glass in the door! We have an old house too and sometimes I just have to shake my head at some of the things previous hands have done. Keep up the great work!

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