jkbees The Color of Happy is a blog about my adventures in art including mixed media art, painting, art journals, zentangles, doodles, collage, book binding, coloring books, drawing, sketching, art for sale, original art, abstract art, illustrative art, and being creative.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Moving Right Along...
In spite of the HOT weather we've been having, HB and I are making progress on my studio. We might have made more progress if not for the weather but nonetheless we're happy with what we've accomplished so far.
We finally got the desktop computer set up again so I can share some WIP photos of the studio.
This was the beginning of all the shelf and bookcase painting. Thank goodness the patio is shaded for most of the day but it was still hot out there. I did all the painting on these.
I had shelves drying all over the back yard!
This is the slate blue carpet that was in my studio...
right before we ripped it out.
Then we spent two days getting up all the glue that was left behind.
Not a pleasant job!
Finally it was time to seal the concrete.
HB had plenty of help reading the label and getting started.
Harley and LuLu got to run around in the empty studio for a few minutes and then they had to be locked out...no paw prints on my floor.
The sealer/primer was white and made the room look so bright.
Here is my new floor all painted in a soft gray. The floor took three days because of drying time and having to do primer and two coats of paint.
In the meantime here's an old kitchen cabinet that was in the garage when we moved here. HB is reinforcing it and he took off the doors...it will become part of the base for my work table.
Today I'm actually painting the cabinet. The outside is dark charcoal and the inside is white. It looks good.
This is the computer niche. HB built a new shelf along the floor to hold some of the extra components. And you can see the white baseboard. It was a b**ch to paint!
Yesterday we moved in the bookcases. They have been a challenge. I put metallic silver paper on the backs of them. In this picture the shelves haven't been put back yet so they look a little weird. But I think they will be sharp when I get everything set up.
So that's where we are up to now. Everything seems to take such a long time what with drying times and of course "regular" life still goes on. But we're in the final stages of getting everything done so it won't be long until I have more exciting pictures to share. Until then stay cool!