Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Small Ones Add Up!

This weekend was such a blur.  It seemed to slip by so quickly, even though it was three days long.  But it was happily a productive weekend.  Which is always a plus.  We didn't get any major projects started or finished, but we did happen to get a bunch of little ones finished up.  Which is just fine, I mean the little projects have to be finished too.

My first project was making a set of curtains for our bedroom closet, but I haven't gotten pictures yet, so you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see those.  Sorry.

Today tip, if you ever plan on doing any amount of sewing, get yourself one of these, a serger.  It makes things so much easier.  No pins, no trimming, and a secure seam.  How did I ever live without one?

Project Number Dos, I covered my studio cork board with fabric.  Again, a simple project but one that needed to get done.  I just took some fabric I already had, actually I've had this fabric for years, and stapled it around the cork board I already had.  I'm debating if I want to add some decorative accents, but for now, it works great.  And look at how fun it is.  Another easy and FREE project.

I also primed and painted my peg board.  It doesn't sound like a lot, but it makes a huge difference in my studio.  I have been meaning to paint it for a while, but kept putting it off.  It's easy to do when the peg board if filled with crap.  But I figured if I was painting my studio, I might as well have a lovely pegboard to match.  So now it's bright white and looks great.  Yup, you can add this one to the easy and FREE project pile.  As you can see, I had a little bit of a theme going on this weekend.

And last but not least, I finished painting the walls in my studio.  WooHoo!!

Now all I have to do is paint the trim and the shell of the studio is finished.  I plan on starting the trim tonight, hopefully I'll actually get to it.  That was the plan for last night, but I decided that I should put up my pegboard.  Then that turned into me organizing and getting the one wall organized.

It wasn't the plan, but it makes me smile every time I walk past the room.  All of my stuff is sort of organized.  It's so pretty and so nice.  Just looking at these pictures are making me smile as I type.

Now there is plenty that needs to be done still, but it's a good start.  I plan on trying to drag J away from homework for a while to help me make and install some shelving.  Then we need to find a way to mount the computer under the desk and out of the way.  And maybe make a shelf for that huge printer.

So lets look at my studio list of what to do and see where I am today.
  • Paint walls
  • Prime paneling
  • Paint stripes
  • Paint Trim
  • Paint ceiling - thought we wouldn't have to do this, but we will
  • Paint pegboard
  • Put up pegboard
  • Put up organizational boxes
  • Make shelves
  • Paint shelves
  • Put up shelves
  • Prime and Paint furniture
  • Paint magazine holders
  • Make fabric boxes 
  • Cover computer chair
  • Paint closet
  • Make shelves for closet
  • Get exhaust fan for torch
  • Get/make table for glasswork
  • Put in recessed lighting
So, I have a LOT of things to finish up.  I'm not even close to being done, but at least I have a functional studio again. That's a plus.

1 comment:

Rose said...

Wow, your studio is coming together beautifully! I haven't used a serger in years, but they are amazing. I would love to own one.