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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 😉

 

Studio Progress

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I finished all the wall insulation about a week ago.

Then I hired out the drywall – they did the door wall and the two window walls.

Drywall done! The rest of that insulation is for the ceiling, which will be after I shiplap this whole wall.

I’ve been working on the shiplap after work.  Now I need to go get more boards.  I loveeee putting up shiplap!!  I highly recommend at least one wall of shiplap in every home!! LOL 🙂