Friday, September 23, 2011

Come on inside

The studio is finished. We had our final walkthrough with the contractor this afternoon. Of course I have nothing moved in yet, so you are seeing it in its most pristine state. You will note that my mind was changed about how to finish the stairs. The contractor convinced me that the stairs were not  going to look good painted and I came around to that point of view after I looked at them more closely. So they are covered with the vinyl tile and have metal caps along the front edge. They are fine. Better than fine. They look good. I am happy and I love the railing the finish carpenter spend the last two days working on.

Come up the stairs. You have seen this view before, because I am so enamored of it!

Jeri and others have said I should have my sewing table in front of that window. I understand, but that is not going to happen. I do not want to be running up and down the stairs from sewing to fabric, sewing to ironing, sewing to designing, etc. Besides, there is another window directly below this one, with a lovely view of the creek.

This is where the sewing table will go.

Looking down from the loft to the main floor. There is a teeny bathroom down there in the corner.

Next on the agenda is to paint the front door—I told them I would paint it. I wanted to wait until the building was painted to decide what color to paint it. Then I guess the next step is to start junking the place up with all my stuff! Something in me wants to keep it as clean and light as it is right now.

I have appreciated all the comments and good wishes as I have posted the construction progress here. So many people have commented on how lucky I am to have this space. You are so right! I can hardly believe it myself. In the middle of a sleepless night several weeks ago I was suddenly filled with panic at the responsibility. "Now you'd better get to work and justify this!" I thought.

I'll try.

39 comments:

  1. What a great space Terry! Can't wait to see it furnished.

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  2. Actually it's going to look even better when you get moved in -

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  3. Oh, wow!
    Just beautiful.
    What fun to fill it with your goodies.
    All best wishes.

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  4. Gorgeous :)
    And worthy of you!

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  5. Fabulous. Can't wait to see it all filled up with glorious color. Did you build a design wall?

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  6. I'm so happy for you Terry; it's a wonderful space, and you deserve it! Looking forward to seeing what you create in it.

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  7. It is beautiful and you are so deserving of this. I don't care if you just sit and stare - just enjoy it.

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  8. It's wonderful! Enjoying it is all the justification necessary.

    I found myself looking for outlets and the bathroom. Check and check. You have my dream studio. Enjoy it guilt free.

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  9. All of the above! and more. Enjoy.

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  10. What an incredible space to create in!!! I know you will do it justice. ENJOY!

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  11. As Gerrie said, you deserve this space, even if you just sit and gaze at the walls. Luck has nothing to do with it, it is a dream fulfilled, now enjoy it!!! That is the responsibility of the space, to enjoy what your hard labor over the years has enabled you to construct. Wishing you many hours of peace and serenity in your new space.

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  12. A beautiful creative sanctuary.

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  13. This is so beautiful I could just eat it. :)

    Apparently you have the knack for studio design as well as making great quilts.

    Just enjoy.

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  14. I like it. You should throw a loft warming party. That would be cool. Or a party where your friends help you move your stuff in. But if you are like me you might want to do that yourself so you know where everything goes and has the right home.

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  15. congratulations!!! I am sure you will create fabulous art there!

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  16. I am so happy for you. It is just lovely. You and Ray deserve to have this special structure in which to pursue you creative interests.

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  17. Terry, this space is absolutely wonderful! I know it doesn't seem like it to you but it went up amazingly fast and the detail work is perfect. I'm so happy for you. And it will be just as beautiful when you load in your stuff- please send more pictures of it full! Good wishes!

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  18. I love the round windows. They add a fun sparkle to the rooms!!

    Enjoy filling it up!!!

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  19. Wonderful, wonderful. Enjoy.
    What's that light gray rectangle on the floor under the stairs?

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  20. No justifying needed, just enjoying.

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  21. Oh Sweetie you do not need to justify a thing, you have earned it!! As Ray has earned his greenhouse. Loving the stairs by the way.

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  22. great, wonderful place, so full of air and light! Congratulations!

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  23. No need to justify this. Absorb it, feel it, let it sink into all our bones, admire it, and most of all enjoy it. It won't be new and pristine like this for long, so take every moment you want to revel in the pleasure of it.

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  24. This has been the most fun project. I am so happy for all of you.

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  25. Terry
    Have fun and enjoy ......looking forward to how you place everything
    From
    Blueys Beach Australia

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  26. What a wonderful place to work in and the brightness of it and the scenery outside your windows. I am sure you will love it. I can't wait until the personal touches are in it.

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  27. Mazel tov! Use it well (I know you will).

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  28. Looks wonderful -- congratulations! Can't wait to see what you create in this new space.

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  29. Have you atarted to move in the shelves yet? When you get to that point I will come over, park my butt, elevate the leg, and put your fabric into the bins...I love to organize, especially other people's stuff. ;-)

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  30. Wow! Just wow! Well done!

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  31. Congratulations Terry. It is a work of art in itself. There is nothing like having a space of your own to spread your wings and fly. Here's to you!

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  32. It's a lovely space and you deserve to enjoy it - not to feel pressured to justify it.

    It is as necessary as a kitchen or a bathroom or a garage. A space with a purpose. Not a silly space like a parlor. A working space.

    I'm very envious and that's a good thing!

    :Diane

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  33. Sherry5:20 AM

    It's dreamy, Terry. I wish you lots of happy dreaming and creating!

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  34. Jean S.8:15 AM

    What a beautiful creative space Terry.

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  35. It's beautiful, Terry - congratulations!

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  36. Oh this is stupendous! You are going to make such wonderful art here! Congratulations!

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  37. Congratulations on your bird-house studio! It is beautiful.

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