Working on the new Studio

It’s been a busy week. On Thursday DH’s Uncle Johnny came to help me paint the studio. We left the main room alone, it’s a warm beige in good condition, so that saved a lot of time. The back room, which will be my sewing room and break room and class area, had been a storeroom, so it needed help. DH and I pulled out old shelving and patched the walls earlier. I chose a lighter shade of the beige since there are no windows and not a lot of lights. It’s much brighter now.

My office has two walls of white panelling, the other two walls were a not very nice pinkish beige. Now I’m usually a very neutral person. I always choose the ‘safe’ colors – wouldn’t want to be too flamboyant, you know! So I went back and forth on what color scheme to use for the studio. I also usually gravitate towards cooler colors – blues, greens, purples, maybe venturing into the bluish-pinks.

So what ever possessed me to choose these as my color inspiration????

Sometimes you just have to get out of your ‘box’. I wanted bright and cheery, I wanted different. Do you think I got it?? LOL

The third one down on the left is what I painted the walls in the office.  It’s called ‘Coral Gables’. (The bottom one on the left is the main wall color.) Who comes up with paint names, anyway?? Is that an actual career choice? As in “Mom, when I grow up, I want to be a paint-color-namer”? There is probably a much more romantic name for it, but I haven’t figured it out yet.

Anyway, Johnny needed his sunglasses half way through the first coat of that color! He was very diplomatic in just agreeing with me when I said it was bright, instead of offering his real opinion. DH was even very kind to lie and say it ‘wasn’t bad’ when he first saw it. LOL

So here’s what it looks like when you see a glimpse of it from the main room:

It’s really not quite as orange as the photo shows. And if I decide it’s too bright, I can always put a glaze or something over it. The good thing is I don’t think I can ever fall asleep in that room, so I don’t have to worry about dozing off while doing paperwork!

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Leaving the Dungeon

I work in my basement. It’s a very nice basement. It has finished walls, and carpeting, lots of lighting, even a fireplace (which has only been used once since we’ve lived here). It’s definately not a dungeon. Not at all like Grandpa’s dungeon in the basement from the old ‘Munsters’ show (although it does have a few cobwebs. Well, maybe more than a few. Okay, lets be honest here – it’s a fly’s worst nightmare! Hey, they act as insulation!).

But at times I felt like I was in a dungeon. It’s cold. Even in the summer, when the A/C is running upstairs, I will run a space heater. And it just has little windows. I can’t even tell what’s going on outside most of the time. Like the time the neighbor’s horses got loose………but that’s a story for another time. 

Anyway, I have longed for a long time to leave my basement. I wouldn’t have ever survived as a coal miner. I don’t like being below ground, I don’t like cold, I don’t like dark. (And I don’t like dust!) I need sun and warmth to thrive. So I have been looking for a place to move my business to.

I found it a few weeks ago:

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