So we had to take down the old rafters because they were getting rotten along the top and on the ends due to the white tarp disintegrating. We put up new 2 x 6 rafters and 2 x 4 stringers to support the galvanized metal roofing we are putting on now. Since I’m not using … More A couple more photos of the new roof.
In Florida I had built an open air art studio in my backyard. We had used white tarp on the roof as a way to let in light as I painted. When I moved away we used it for storage and the tarp was falling apart. I’m back in Florida now with John, replacing the … More New roof on my old studio
After building the half wall and fitting in my work table, I realized the wall was in my way! I took it out, and built up the beam above so I could also take out the center support post in the middle of my studio, which was in my way also. I like this so … More I removed the half wall.
As I was beginning to plan where to put all my shelves in the art studio, I realized I didn’t have enough wall space. I decided to build a wall between the two halves of the studio to give me room for all my hanging shelves. I didn’t like how closed off it felt, however, … More Half walls in the art studio
Before: After: I just love being able to see outside all around me. I especially love being able to see into the horse’s corral and barn from my studio. Makes me want to sleep in my studio even more, LOL! This time, when I made my cut outs, I left the siding on the outside … More Opening up the wall.
With a week of sunny days in front of us, I decided it would be best to work on the outside of the art studio. We had a few days of rain and now with a break in the weather I realize I had better take advantage of the dry. I could have chosen to … More Working on the exterior of the cottage art studio.
Look how bright the double room is now with the sheet rock up and ready to finish trimming out and painting. John and Ryan and I spent the last two days working as much as possible to get the ceiling in place. There was a lot of prep work to be done: finishing the insulation, … More Ceiling almost finished!
This room is going to look so amazing! I’m tempted to make this room my bedroom LOL!
The first piece of sheet rock is in place! The insulation you see between the rafters is a stiff foam insulation about 4 inches thick. This came from a greyhound bus station. It was given to my sister Cheryl and I after she found it online. I think she requested insulation through Freecycle. This insulation … More Finally finishing my cottage art studio ceiling.