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Of Time And Place

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Painted Walls

It’s been six months since my last posting. Where has the time gone? On yes, into a studio renovation, and moving house!

The renovation came first, and neither are complete. Moving into an already completely furnished home while renovating a room for a studio space has meant living with a lot, and I mean a lot, of clutter. While the work is being done on the studio, all the studio furniture, including a large etching press and an extra toilet sit in wait all over the house. Combining two households into one has also required a purging and reorganization of mammoth proportions that has brought into play all our negotiation skills and forebearance.

The work is still incomplete but we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The studio is painted and awaits the flooring, which is being made of local elm by my partner (now fiancé, yeah!). It is slow in coming due to other committments but I know it will be extraordinary, as all his wood projects are, and worth the wait.

Here are some photos of the project from start to present. The photo below shows the hole left by the indoor hot tub which we removed. Not an easy or pleasant job!

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Hot tub hole

The adjoining bathroom was made much smaller, with change in flooring, walls and just about everything else!

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Old bathroom

New wall was put up shrinking the bathroom and enlarging the studio space.

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New wall going up.

Time for the drywall. We did it ourselves and it was hard work, especially the ceiling! The little green stickies were to see where little touch ups were needed.


Finally, after many months the first brush of paint went on!

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Cutting in

The walls are painted! How do you like the color? It looks very strong and warm here because of the fabulous sunset light.

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Shadow Selfie

Did I mention the gorgous view and adjoining deck?

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More updates to come! Meanwhile I wish everyone a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

 

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Author: chiaink

World travelled yet never weary, eloquent and evocative, Chiarina's artworks sing with a sensitive and sensuous spirit.

6 thoughts on “Of Time And Place

  1. We went through this kind of co-mingling of all possessions in 2007 when moving into our present home together. It was the only time in our almost 15 years together that we squabbled like siblings for about six months. Then with no particular event or conversation it stopped and we found our balance again. Strange how that is. The studio space is looking great and all the work will be worth it in the long run Chiarina.

    • Thanks Terrill! Not too much squabbling here. We were prepared for more, so we have consciously trod lightly on each other. But it’s not over yet! still lots to get done. Welcome home, btw. Looks like you had an awesome trip out east. 🙂

  2. Congrats on all the new changes. The studio and home look lovely.

  3. congrats on all counts.. you will certainly have much to celebrate when the project is done. Looks lovely.

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