1: an artist's or designer's studio or workroom
With the close of the semester and finishing my Bookstudies Capstone Project,
I assumed I'd take a break.
After completing the semester, I jumped right into holiday presents and then began to tackle the projects I'd put off until after finals.
When we bought the house, there was an enormous front-load washer sticking good six inches into the bathroom from a closet. What was actually there of the closet walls was painted bright blue.
We moved the dryer out of the living room (??) and into the space where the furnace had been (we switched to ductless mini-split heat pumps) and after the front-loader died, we moved the replacement washer next to the dryer. Seriously, what's with not having laundry appliances adjacent to each other? This isn't the first time we've moved them together...
When the downstairs bedroom sliding/pocket door came off the track at the back inside the wall, I had to tear the wall apart to get the door open.
Demolition: Easy AND fun!
...except for discovering things like how they skipped actually framing in the door...
Here's the obnoxiously bright blue closet without complete walls:
Three coats of primer and one coat of paint, two of the blue shelves to complete the back wall, additional shelf supports, and four shelf boards later:
As I was working on the closet, I kept thinking about how updating closets is kind of like buying new underwear for your house. Almost no one sees the closets, but we do. We don't need to live with janky closets or ratty underwear. Nice closets can be just for ourselves.
Pro tip: If you're cutting boards in an 18f degree garage, wear your mask. Not just good for pandemics! Good for keeping out sawdust and keeping warm.
Adding drywall to close the gap
Mud, tape, and some primer.
Bit by bit, around homeschooling, outside time every day (no matter the weather), mid-year reports, and life during a pandemic and deployment in general, I'll get it done.
In more exciting news, here's a sneak peak of a big project I'm working on and excited to share with you all soon!
What are you working on?