Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pretty in Pink & White

My husband spent 2 days last week putting in the insulation in my studio. We decided to hire someone to do the drywall and floating/taping/texturizing because we've never done it before and figured it would take forever (where it's taking these guys 3 days!!!). We're just having it done in my studio (back part of picture below) and the workshop/garage ceiling (front part). We will do the rest ourselves.


Here are a few pictures before the sheetrock. I loved the pink insulation and the blue (tarp, outside) color combination!

Below is the wall of my studio with a hole for an a/c unit. It's illegal to build a space in Texas without one. Ok, I'm lying - my parents have lived here for many years without a/c - but they are tougher than I am.

Here are the guys today putting sheetrock on the ceiling of the workshop/garage. These guys are very good. If you need good dry wall guys in the Austin area I would highly recommend them.


Below are the 3 north light windows in my studio, with the sheetrock installed all around. You can sort of see our shed outside the window and I'm thinking it may be a problem in terms of reflected light. I'm seriously considering painting it gray.

Tomorrow they will start floating and taping. They MIGHT be done tomorrow - we're not sure yet. After that we will paint, hook up the electric, install some lights/fans/stuff, build some shelves, and I'm so in there. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to it!!!

11 comments:

  1. Was going to suggest that you put a layer of 1/4" plywood on the studs, prior to gypsum board installation, if you plan to hang art on the walls. It holds a nail better than the 1/2" gypsum board alone. Oops! Too late.

    Why three windows on the north end instead of four? Is that a shear wall or did you just want a little bit of wall space?

    Looks as though you will have a great space to work. Hope to see wonderful paintings produced here.

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  2. Thanks for belated advice! : ) I won't be hanging much art actually - most of the walls will have shelves along them. And a worktable and a desk.

    Why 3 windows? That is a good question. At first I was going to have them all grouped together near my easel, but then ... I can't remember why but we decided to move one along the wall to the end. I will have a comfy chair by that one and the window light will help me when I sit and do research (browse art magazines). : ) I don't know why I didn't think of 4, but now I'm glad because it will have that space for shelves. It all gets divided up so fast!

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  3. Congratulations!!! I know you are so excited :) Can't wait to see pictures of you painting in there...

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  4. The space looks great and you two have worked so hard - impressive. Can't wait to see the "after" pictures when you're all moved in. Congratulations!

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  5. Congrats, Carol, it looks great! Don't underestimate the amount of storage you will need ;-)

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  6. This is so exciting!! I'm excited! You must be beside yourself!

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  7. So happy for you! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product and all the wonderful pictures that will be painted there. Looks as though it will be a special space for you and your brushes!

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  8. Have you given any thought to the subject of your first painting in the new studio? I'm suggesting wine and cheese. Don't know why, just seems appropriate.

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  9. I love your new space. Isn't it nice making the painting nest all your own. Hey I do love those cows you are painting! Thanks for sharing all your still life lighting tips.

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