In my last post I talked about my decision to move my studio out of the old brick + mortar space that I rented and into my home garage. You can read more about that here
After getting some encouraging and reassuring responses from that post from friends and family, I figured it’d be a good idea to document the process. And I’m excited to do this for a few reasons:
one: I love to document and share what I’m doing; any excuse to take photos and write about an experience, I’ll do it!
two: Documenting my studio transformation will hold me accountable and remind me how far I’ve come; which I tend to forget sometimes and that can lead to me being hard on myself.
three: Hopefully, doing this will encourage my boyfriend to go through his boxes and boxes and boxes of childhood things. ( I don’t do well with excess)
I actually started the demolition process of my jewelry studio a few weeks ago! I began by ripping out all the “janky” and “make-shift” shelving that the previous owner installed, vacuuming up all the termite poop! Eh…It was so much! Then started painting a small section of the back wall.
Today, my goal was to move some boxes out of the garage (to give me space) and do a second coat of white paint on the small section that I started a few weeks ago. With the boxes moved out I actually felt no anxiety (which I typically felt when I walked into our garage in the past), so that was wonderful!
With a boost of anxiety-free energy and a full cup of coffee, I went on ahead and painted more than just that “little section”. I didn’t tape anything off. Didn’t even cover the floor. I just started slapping white paint on the wall! For someone whom appreciates details I have NO patience for painting. I’m unsure why. By the way; the past owners left a giant bucket of white paint in the garage; so you bet that is what I’m using for this project!
Talk about saving money!
1 // before photo of the back wall and the small section that I started a few weeks ago
2 // a close up of the first couple of coats
3 // washing what seemed like 40 years of grime and dirt off the work bench
4 // a full shot of the first couple of coats.
Even at this point I’m trilled with the results. This is going to make for some great Instagram photos! I still have much more to organize, clean and paint but at the moment, I’m feeling pretty good about the way the studio is moving along. I can already picture my bench pin right in front of that vintage stool!
The best way for me to stay focused (without feeling too overwhelmed) is to keep the big picture in mind and celebrating my little triumphs! Even if that’s just slapping around paint!
’till next time, thanks for reading