Saturday, May 19, 2012

One Step Closer

I'm so excited. Nothing irritates me more than no progress and nothing excites me more than when things finally start to happen! Remember this mess....


 ...it's the upstairs junk room that is suppose to become my studio. I wrote about it way back in February. Full of determination, I had this big plan to put in an hour a day working on the space. Didn't happen. And I also thought we were going to tear down all the gross ceiling texture and replace it with new sheet rock and nice texture. About $125-$150 worth of materials. Nope. So, the room has just sat while we have tried to come up with some less expensive options. So frustrating. Until yesterday. Ken had a day at home and a box of sheet rock mud from another job. By the time I got home he had put a nice coat of mud over all the nasty texture to even it out and patched the holes that someone made while tearing out the dividing wall (hummmm...wonder who did THAT?)

 

That last photo is the same view as the first one. Quite a change already but still a long way to go. The frustrating thing about sheet rock mud and texture is that it's a "hurry up and wait" process. Mud, let dry, another coat of mud, let dry, sand, texture, let it dry.....I'm so impatient. And Ken keeps messing with me and saying that it's going to take another seven or eight coats. I don't think so. I'm dying to get in there and paint and paper. I've got it all planned out...


Ken gets a little twitchy when I drag out the graph paper. He knows it's going to be work for him. I'm chomping at the bit and making him crazy with "what do we do next? Huh? Can I paint now? Can I?!" And check this out.....


...just a little teaser. It's part of one of the feature walls in the studio. So excited. Can't wait to share the next step. And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to head back up the stairs and watch the mud dry. And try not to irritate my husband/carpenter.


1 comment:

  1. ooohhhh... progress! Ken is a DOLL!!!I can't wait to see the finished project. Dacia

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