Saturday, May 23, 2009

What goes on here?

Dave is removing every speck of grass by covering it with cardboard and wood chips. Why? Because it isn't really grass, it is crabgrass and weeds and more weeds. The big picture, the master plan is to have many raised beds with paths in between, now that we know the fast and easy way to make them. It will look so much better with lots of perennials and veggies in the future beds. And in the meantime we are adding to the measley 1/4" of top soil that is here. And eliminating the LAWN AND LAWN MAINTENANCE.
My lights are installed, but not quite right yet. The bulbs I originally bought were Daylight bulbs, 40 watt with 5000K output. Not bright enough. So back to Lowe's we went and got 6500K bulbs which make a big difference, and will be even better when the room is not beige. The patches in the wall were the sconces were have been covered with spackle and are white which showed us how really dark the beige is. Seems like a dark gray was added into the paint and it is nasty dark. I am sure when the whole ceiling and walls are white I will have my blaring, mood changing new life promoting brightness.
The crown molding will add that touch of glamour to the walls and also hide the majority of these metal rails.
These are new Rubbermaid versions of hanging rails for shelving. Only one lip on the bottom of the rail, which is a great improvement over the Closetmaid version, imho which had lips on both top and bottom. Why does this matter? We plan on hanging the rails and covering 80% of them with crown molding exposing only the lip at the bottom. This will be my hanging system. Picture hanging hooks, fish line and voila, no nails in the wall for my revolving art exhibit.
Shall I have a party to celebrate my new studio when it's finished? I am seriously considering it.
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15 comments:

  1. What picture hanging hooks are you using?
    K

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  2. If you hold it we will come- I would love to see it up close and personal.(not to be creepy or anything)

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  3. Brilliant idea, your hanging system, I mean. Will you come install it for me?

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  4. If you have a party, make it a "Studio Warming" party so people can bring gifts!! How great for you to be looking forward to such a lovely bright studio...I'm enjoying watching the pogress via your splendid blog!
    Cheers!
    J

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  5. Oh, yes, party! I'm so inspired by your lighting.

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  6. July is open for me! LOL! I love everything you are doing. I would even bring a perennial or two with me!

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  7. What a great idea...a party to celebrate your new creative space! If I were only closer....will you take some pics when it's all put together?

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  8. Make it a virtual party, too, with photos of the festivities and the beautiful, new studio. That way we can ALL come! :-)

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  9. Let there be light... did anybody say this in the comments about your studio? And if not -- why not?

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  10. Yay, I can't wait to see photos of white walls filled with your work! And any excuse for a party is a good one!

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  11. Great idea for your revolving art!
    Clever clever clever.

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  12. I want to come to your party!

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  13. Love your hanging idea, and you've certainly "seen the light" (groan; hadn't seen that pun used yet)... It's so fun watching your studio develop. I love my white studio! Tell Dave we've done the same thing to get rid of grass, and newspaper works well, too (idea from Mother Earth News).... Let's party!! Hugs, Cathy

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  14. We are doing the same thing today with our front lawn. I can't do it all at once, but I am convincing my husband to do a few yards every once in a awhile. My goal is a front yard ringed with perennial beds, pea gravel in the middle and a bistro table and chairs.

    And your quilts - have admired you for years, so glad you are publishing photos of all your work. The summer 1993 is to die for! Just makes me want to run to Provincetown!

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