(Pre) Studio Tour Part Two

Slowly but surely, this studio space will get finished.  Handy man Andrew has completed his part of the job.


Look at that profesh hole covering!


So now it’s up to me and my incredibly helpful mom to get this place lookin’ fancy.  We’ve got a couple of coats of paint on the walls, and half the ceiling painted.  Things left to do: move out huge pieces of wood, finish painting ceiling, paint floors, move in shelving for storage, organize paints and brushes, find a place for everything and put everything in its place, put up ~*~iNsPiRaTiOnAl QuOtEs~*~ (but for real), and share the finished product with you! We have a date set to get the ball rolling so hopefully everything will be in order before September.

Oh and that exciting news I’ve been eluding to for a long time? I still haven’t shared it with you but THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER! I’ll let you know next week.  I’m just DYING to share it. 

(Pre) Studio Tour

Welcome to the (Pre) Studio Tour series of this blog, where I will be taking you through the trials and tribulations of updating a space from DRAB TO FAB!!!!!! And by FAB I mean a functioning studio where I can streamline the making of Halyard flags.

One of the many benefits to having (super fantastic) parents who live on a farm is that they have an abundance of space. With a portion of this space, I am renovating/making my studio.  The space was the previous owner’s music studio located in the barn. It’s a big space with a kitchen and fire place. In other words, this is going to be a super swanky studio. Even the “before” pictures aren’t that bad:


Okay, so there’s quite a bit of crud to clean up. This room is currently being used as a storage/catch-all space by my parents.  However, take note of those gorgeous pieces of wood to the left of those eye-sore vinyl chairs.  A huge branch fell off a tree at my parents’ place and they decided to get the wood milled so that it could be turned into any variety of things, including a couple of very special, very one of a kind flags.



Swanky city fire place ft. ugly vinyl chairs w/ full throttle rip-the-skin-off-the-back-of-your-legs-when-you-sit-on-them-in-shorts capacities.



A nice shot exemplifying the missing/incomplete drywall.  In life, I recommend having someone who is passionate about being a handy man (but is not a handy man as his day job). My cool as heck brother Andrew has already started fixing up some of the holes and is going to tackle the bigger areas soon.



And the kitchen! A sink and lots of cupboard space will do me well in my painting endeavours.

I’m hoping to have this place functioning in the near future and looking nice in the slightly more distant future. Stay tuned for more updates on this (Pre) Studio Tour!