The day was warmer, and Melanie was over, so John and Melanie and I finally put the front door in on the art studio cottage. Watch video below to see how amazingly it works!
As Cheryl and I continue working along this southern wall, taking out paneling and putting in windows and French doors (I know, the North side is better for lighting an art studio, but we have a South side to use so we’re using it), we are finding that almost everywhere along the base of these … More Making a Cottage Art Studio : Part 6 – Old Ladies Mixing Concrete
My big, strong, grown up son, Matthew, has become my hired labor since he is out of college for the summer. It is soooo handy to have him helping me for a few hours each day when he is available. I was intending to let the sag stay in the roof, and just strengthen the … More Making a Cottage Art Studio : Part 5 – Saggy No More!
More and more amazing supplies are coming our way for the shed conversion to art cottage. Yesterday, we picked up cedar fence boards that had been torn down. They had such character, including BB shot embedded in the silvered wood and green mossy patina growing on the other side.
My sister finished her term at school and has come to stay with me for the summer. This little bit of heaven, the partially finished corner of my cottage art studio, is perfect for her bohemian spirit. She loves to feel the breeze at night and watch the stars as she goes to sleep.
When Melanie left I felt sad, partly because I would miss her and partly because I wanted us to keep working on the art studio!!! We put one of the 8 paned windows in before she left, and I put the other one in the next day with the help of my sister, niece, and … More Making a Cottage Art Studio : Part 2 – A Zen Attitude
When my husband and I bought this house, from Melanie and her husband, it came with a workshop. I decided I wanted to turn it into a an art studio so my sister Cheryl and I begin brainstorming ideas. Of course it would need lots of windows for natural lighting. Melanie was here yesterday, and today, … More Making a Cottage Art Studio : Part 1 Getting Started