Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fursdon House Studio is Nearing Completion!!

My children keep informing me that I haven't sent them recent photos of the studio!  So here's the latest developments!  Nigel has been working very long, very arduous hours to try getting it completed before he returns to work Thanksgiving Day (yes, I said Thanksgiving Day!).   So here are his results so far: 

One of two loft areas, one on either side of the building, which will allow room to store items and, with any luck, enable me to make multiples of items (and store them) for my Etsy Shop!  At least that's one of the "plans"!  Personally, it looks like a GREAT place to hide and take a nap!!  I never had a playhouse when I was little, so I think I'm about to make up for lost time!!

My beautiful tile!  Of course, it's covered in drywall dust, paint and filth right now,
but it's beauty still shines through!

This is the molding that goes ONLY around the inside of the French Doors; all the other molding is plain.
My "plan" is to hand paint it in various colors, then antique it and seal it.
Should take me about three forevers, but that's okay.  It will definitely be unique!!

The walls, with their first coat of primer!  The wood ceiling above (one of two, which are the base of the two loft areas) are in bead board.  I've always loved bead board and now I have some!

This is the right loft area, although you can't really tell it's bead board.  It will eventually be painted a glossy white.  See what I mean about a neat place to hide?!  And with a few comfy cushions, it would make a perfect sleeping area!  Of course, that first step "out of bed" is going to be a doozy because Nigel made the ceilings 9 feet tall!  OUCH!!  Maybe I need side railings!?  Ha Ha  My "plan" for getting up here is to have Nigel make me an old-fashioned wooden ladder, which I plan to paint in all kinds of colors.
Think MacKenzie-Childs and you'll have the right idea!

Primer. More primer.  And even MORE primer!!
Yes Nigel, I know.  I owe you BIG TIME!!!!!

Peek-A-Boo!! I see you Gummy!!!
Isabel already informed me that this will be "our" studio, not just "my" studio.
 As if I ever had a doubt about that!!

Now - are you ready for the next surprise?  Here goes!!!

Ta Da!!! Can we say TURQUOISE anyone??  Isabel says it's AQUA!! Nigel says it's SICK.
Jan says, YIPPEE!!!!  I think the official color is called "Sea Glass".    LOVELY!!!!

That's all for now, but considering Nigel is outside painting as I write this, it will probably look very different by tomorrow!  And soon the shelves will be going in against that back wall!  If things keep up this pace, I'll spend my long Thanksgiving Weekend moving in!! I'm so excited!!!!

Happy Days and have a lovely, peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving Week!  Jan