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More progress on the studio

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Well, over 40 holes in the walls, insulation all over the place, dust sheets, white plaster footprints! Yup, about as big a mess as can be.

But cozier and warmer and quieter already.

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Now to begin the repair work. Repairing gyprock never seems like a big deal to me, so I was happy to start this part of the reno. Since the studio space runs the whole length of the house and measures about 40 ft, I needed to keep track of the circles and which holes they corresponded to. I numbered the holes we cut out as 1s for position one in studio and so on, sw for studio west wall, c for craft room, and cw for craft room west wall.

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I saved a bunch of pine left over from the floor renovation, and R cut over 40 lengths to screw behind the holes and support for the rounds of gyprock, and rest was pretty straight forward.

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I did blunt a pair of scissors though trimming the edges of the rounds for easier sanding post filling.

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And then the question was, leave the studio a mess until after the sanding and painting, which would make even a bigger mess, or clean up?

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Clean up first was the decision, because this mess is a bit soul destroying and especially in my precious and private work space.

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So around supper time, dust sheets were taken away and shook out in the building lot next door, books and art materials were straightened out and placed back on the drawing table, surfaces wiped down, vacuumed, dusted and polished, and apart form 40+ rounds to be sanded and painted, last thing in the evening the studio is looking almost respectable.

Whew, tons of work, but so very worth it. Now to finish straightening polishing and dusting the craft room. 😀

Comments: 8

  • October 3, 2015

    Great job. Learned a lot.

    Wish I had known u 6 year’s ago. I would have hired you for my project.

  • Jo

    October 3, 2015

    Oh it is going to be so fabulous. Already it looks cozy and restful. Then you can create in a cozy space, with the satisfaction of having done it yourself.

  • October 4, 2015

    man! woman! wow!! n?

  • Joyce Bantock

    October 4, 2015

    Very impressive! One of those jobs that you dread starting because of the chaos but very worthwhile. Sure you will notice a big difference and how nice to have done it yourselves. We are rubbish at any DIY work!

  • daryledelstein

    October 5, 2015

    i think you need to come fix my space … i will even supply the Sbx

  • October 5, 2015

    hello lovely. Oh how i love your studio space. And that lighting! Gorgeous. I can just imagine the dust. There is always a down side to this isn’t there. But just think how toasty warm it will be when you are finished. Good job .. well done

  • October 15, 2015

    Were you taking out pot lights in the ceiling or installing them? I’m confused I guess… but the room sure looks cozy!

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