Andrew put in the new floor last night,
right over the old, trashed, wood parquet
floor that was original to the house.
|Studio Floor - BEFORE|
Of course, to refinish the floor would
have been the preferred option, but
a professional floor finishing was
not in our shoestring budget, so we
went with a Home Depot sheet vinyl
flooring in a tile pattern.
We chose a floor pattern that ties in with
the rest of the house's old-world, bohemian
style, which will continue in this room, as well:
|Our hallway with the faux finish I did a few years back.|
The studio is the door ahead on the left.
That is a copy of Leonardo DiVinci's self-portrait
between the doors. He is our greatest influence.
|Our bohemian bedroom, with Queen Muncher on her throne.|
In addition, it is easy enough to pull up and replace the single
vinyl sheet if I end up ruining it with paint or any hundred
of other art studio mishaps that can happen unexpectedly.
|Studio Floor - AFTER|
I'm quite happy with it!
The one storage space the studio was crying out for was
shelving for my extensive art book and magazine collection.
Andrew accommodated me by building heavy-duty
shelves for the magazines in the closet, adding an
additional counter for even more work space. The internet
connection is a bonus, as we are not sure yet what
we will end up using the counter for.
|Magazine Shelving & Extra Counter Space|
On the adjacent wall where the work counter will
be, is over 25 feet of shelving to house my book
collection, which includes art, crafting books
and my favorite novels (I adore vampires!)
Below the shelves has been kept open for
my mood boards, which I need to inspire me.
Everything has yet to be organized by subject, size, etc.
More later in the week!