Friday, May 29, 2009

Nearing the Finish Line

Hurray! Instead of a black box in the ceiling, covering an old stovepipe hole, we have a can light! What a tremendous difference that makes to this dark corner. The ceiling patching will be sanded today and the light's trim will be added and then we can begin painting.

I asked Dave to shop for a lightweight ladder that could reach the gallery rail so I could easily move my artwork around at whim. He came home with a super Jim Dandy ladder that has nine or ten functions, which is great but it weighs two tons. We have to lift it together, which means no whim-art moving for me, solo.
Still it will be wonderful when we want to change a light bulb.
The room is so lovely and bright now, even with fewer fixtures than I plan use. I have three pendant lights that go on the track, for over my desk, sewing table and art table. I will put them on the track when the room is arranged...as if one arrangement ever is enough.

I also have changed out the fixture and mirror in the bathroom. Here is the new stuff and
this is what used to be here.
I never once had that fake flower garland up. This shot was taken when we first saw the house. So much better and brighter. And now I can see how not clean that sink was. It is NOW.

7 comments:

  1. Teresa8:29 AM

    It is so neat you can have the big bright lights on when you are working and the "art lights" on when you are not. Great planning!!
    PS I think you need another ladder - a simple 2 step one that you can use by yourself!!

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  2. There's a ladder called Skinny Mini at Home Depot or Lowe's that works great for me in my house (9 foot ceilings - not sure how tall your studio is.)

    It's lightweight, easy for me to use, and folds up for easy storage. I bought ours when we installed some crown molding, and we've ended up using it lots. It comes in different step heights.

    OK, enough about ladders....

    Love your studio & your blog!!

    Sue

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  3. Looks like a lovely spot for art making! Can't wait to see it with all the lovelies on the wall and you creating whatever your heart desires. Tis good tis good!

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  4. You can still move your art work around at every whim, it just got written into Dave's job description. I'm sure with time we will do a fantastic job!!

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  5. So exciting and looking so good.

    Is that my magnifying mirror in your bathroom????? :)

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  6. Thank you for posting how the track system wroks a few posts ago. The room is looking wonderful and I am taking notes.
    :-)

    Dahn

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