Sunday, March 25, 2012

Floor primed
I've been wanting to get rid of the carpet in my studio for ages. I finally took the time off, ripped out the carpet and did a total redo of my studio space. We've been in our house almost 27 years and it was the original carpet and boring off-white wall color. My original plan was to decoupage book pages for the floor (similar to the paper bag floor I did in the hall bath a few years ago), but the floor was way too big and would have taken forever to do.
I thought I would just paint the concrete, but after doing online research, decided that probably wasn't a good option either, given the amount of time I had, tools and experience level. I went to Lowe's and found the answer. 18 x 18 peel & stick linoleum tiles with grout. Who knew you could grout linoleum? It was fairly easy, looks like real ceramic tile for a fraction of the time and cost. A perfect solution.
Starting to add grout
Walls painted
I first painted the walls with Glidden Soothing Green Tea paint. I love this color!
I had Bennie build me another shelf and moved two existing shelves to make room for it. I've taken supplies out of boxes and put them into glass jars where I can easily see what I have. I love my new creative space.
Stereo & Storage
Bead storage on double doors. These hold my semi-precious beads

Found this marvelous twisted branch in OK
New shelves w/glass jars
Making use of space behind door for paints & stamps

Large storage - surplus from manufacturing shop
Boxes on left are glass beads
Pages friends made for me, decoupages on the side of the big unit
I zentangled my ceiling fan blades

New ceiling fan for studio.