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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 🙂

 

Studio Interior

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I love how the walls have my name on them.

The electrical is just about all pulled – just have to cut the hole for the exterior light and pull wire to that fixture.

I’ve started on the insulation – all the studs (ceiling also) are 2×4’s so I’m using R-13 Pink paper sided insulation for 2×4’s that I purchased from Home Depot.  Almost done with the insulation. I’ll end up covering this back wall with shiplap and the other 3 walls with drywall.

I’ve said this before, but I’m telling you, you can learn just about anything from YouTube!! LOL One of the videos I watched talked about using an insulation knife – I thought seriously, lol – I’ll just use a box cutter.  Welllll when I went to Home Depot to buy the insulation they had the knife there and it was only $10 sooooo I bought it, lol!!  Let me just say – best purchase!!!! This Husky Insulation Knife cuts that insulation like butter!! Highly recommend! 😉

Merry Christmas to Me!

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This is the east side of my barn which use to be my “pumpkin patch”.  My pumpkins never got very big because it just didn’t get enough sun & my kids are growing their own now – so . . . time to move on, lol.  I see this space when I pull into my driveway and I wanted something to block the neighbors lean-to back there and something more pleasant to look at.  Remember this is a work in progress.

So Merry Christmas to me!  I purchased a Tuff Shed that arrived on Christmas Eve.  It’s their Premier Pro Ranch model and it’s 12’x14′.  I will use it for my photography studio.  It will be so awesome not to have to set up in my living room anymore!

The Tuff Shed crew included 3 guys and from the time they started to the time they finished – this was built (windows and all) in 3 hours!

Time to start electrical and insulation . . . . 🙂

 

Lemon Heaven – SanPellegrino

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So my daughter introduced me to this little slice of heaven!  I love anything LEMON but not so much on sparkling water.  I just don’t care for carbonated water.  I was presently surprised when she gave me one of these to try.  The perfect lemon flavor with such soft bubbles.  I’m telling you when I drank my first one it seriously reminded me of Italy.  When I read the box and it said “made with Italian lemons” – it was spot on!!  I don’t why, but Italian lemons just taste brighter, LOL.  If you like lemons – you’ll love this!!

It’s a Sign! LOL

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I am in love with my new metal sign!  https://realsteelcenter.com/   It is absolutely perfect!  This pattern was already a stock pattern and the barn is exactly the shape of mine!  They have a ton of great options, even holiday options.  The metal is a great weight, no sharp edges and didn’t take long to receive it.  Now I just need to figure out where I’m going to hang it – there are a couple options, lol.