Well, the studio is done. I just need to put it back together today.
Here is a photo progression of the events.
messy over crowded studio
empty with carpet still in tact
carpet is out
my super handy hubs measuring (this is what he does professionally)
first layer of plywood
topped with finished plywood- smooth oak
edged with trim
a little mineral oil on the surface
then decided to paint the sub floor- grey base, black doodles
painted the framing of the table black too, to hide the cheap lumber
Now I am just waiting for it to thoroughly dry before moving the rest in.
My hubs did an amzing job building my desks, they are open underneath, which was important to me, but also SUPER sturdy. He does NOT mess around. That man builds things to last. If a tornado ever hits, I am ducking under these babies.
The painting of the floor was such an amazing zen experience. I have always loved to paint (the moon painting over my workbench is one of mine) and painting on this scale, with endless free form, no thought, nothing is wrong, possibilites, just freed my mind. It was meditative, and I was able to enjoy it with my entire being. You can read more about that experience tomorrow (friday) at Love My Art Jewlery.
So that is it. What a feeling of joy and relief. I am almost in shock. I now have a beautiful and functional place to create. I have wanted this for soooooooooo long. And thanks to the fact my hubs is a carpenter, it cost next to nothing. He used lumber and trim he had, I just had to buy the finished plywood, a new light for the room (cause it was so very very dark in there) and paint. He didn't even charge me labor ......lol. He built it just the way I wanted, even though I changed it 20x, even as he was building it. I am sure I am on his difficult customer list now, but thats ok. It's perfect, so it was worth it.