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About countrygirlbling

Hi, I'm hoping that my blog and my experiences will help to encourage you. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

Studio Ceiling

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Ok, this is where we left off . . . .

I’ve had a little help – Thanks Christa for coming over and holding up some boards for me & Thanks to my son Jason who helped me cut around the rafters. The last boards go up against the center 2×6 and it a perfect world I would just rip them BUTTTTT of course the measurements are alllllll not the same. It gave me a headache so I’m taking a break, LOL. The good news is that now I think I can have the A/C mini split put in!!

Girl Time

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Studio Path

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Studio Update

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Studio Cabinets – IKEA Brimnes

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My first attempt at IKEA furniture.  I purchased 2 of their Brimnes cabinets and I love them!!  They were actually not hard to put together.  I just opened that big intimidating bag of bits and pieces and laid them all out.  The pictures were easy to follow and I’m really impressed.  I see more of these cabinets in my future . . .

I decided to change the handles on the cabinets.  They are 3 3/4″ center to center and I found this handles at Lowes.  They are perfect!!  I will say the handles that come with the cabinets are very good – they’re actually made of wood, not plastic.  I just wanted to amp them up a tad 😉

Here’s the link for the cabinets – they also come in black and gray:  https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/brimnes-cabinet-with-doors-black-80300660/

 

Studio Ready – Kinda

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So I had my first studio session this last weekend.  The Studio isn’t finished – but it is workable.  It went great!  And I can’t wait to show you pictures of Baby Vince 😉

Still need to trim out all the widows, finish the ceiling insulation, finish the ceiling with shiplap and then the floor!  I’m close!!  And we’re hoping for a warming trend!

Studio – and Then There Was Light!

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I have power!!! One of the most exciting days of my “Studio” life! LOL – no more extension cord – no more cold air creeping in through the door because the extension cord is in the way!  I absolutely love this wood chandelier!  It’s has six lights and I put it on a dimmer switch.  I did have to put it together which was a bit intimidating, but honestly it went together very easily. I found it on Amazon – here is the link:  https://www.amazon.com/Pendant-6-Light-Weathered-Chandelier-Adjustable/dp/B07QMDMDBS/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=wood+chandelier&qid=1614561261&sr=8-10

 

Studio Shiplap

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Shiplap! I’ve never used it before and I love it!  I bought the Primed MDF Shiplap from Home Depot – boards are 6″x8′ and super easy to work with.  You just nail the lip (which will be hidden) then nail about one inch up from the bottom of the board and the next board just sits on top.

I finished the shiplap wall on Saturday – I was able to keep the studio at 40 degrees inside while it was 3 degrees outside, lol.  I had to add 2×4’s on the peaks of each “end” of the studio in order to have something to nail the ceiling boards to.  I’ve decided that once I finish the vapor barrier and insultation on the ceiling that I’m going to shiplap the ceiling too.  Wish me luck 😉

Here’s the peak with the 2×4’s that I added.

My plan is to leave the horizontal 2×4’s open.  We’ll see how it goes, lol.  Now some warmer temps would be amazing. Hoping to pull some power to the studio next week 😉