|Bludolph the painted wedging table|
My studio renovation continues to chug along after a short family trip to Charleston for Christmas. My wedging table got a coat of blue paint to match the blue wall. My husband decided to dub the wedging table bluedolph. Hard to believe it never had a silly name before.
|The blue accent wall (before the wedging table was installed).|
The blue paint also showed up on the edge of the main exterior door around the window. We are going to resist doing the trim in blue, however.
|blued trim around the window|
Sean and I stained the wood trim for the doors and baseboards yesterday after a few false starts. The trim is hemlock, and for some reason the first several stains we tried looked terrible. We finally asked for help at Standard paint and they suggested conditioning the wood before staining it.
|you can see the difference between the stained trim and the untreated window trim (on the right)|
The conditioned and stained wood looks a lot better than the bare wood around the windows. Since the window trim is already installed, staining it will be a bit more work--or at least require us to be more careful than when we were staining the uncut lengths in the garage.
|heater, carpet and electrical socket|
The floor is now complete installed, so Sean also put the heater back together. He decided to preserve a small reminder of the wall carpet in the bottom part of the heater.
|omg, the old studio (gag)|
I think this little piece of carpet is funny, but in a much more tolerable way than the hilarity that was the full-wall treatment.
Buddy wondering what that heater/carpet is about
Sean thinks the project seems to be never ending, but I think that's because he's had to buy and return stain so many times. I'm feeling excited that then end seems to be within reach.
|new work table and storage cabinet|
We bought the first piece of furniture for the space and even installed the wedging table to that we aren't knocking into the bolts for the wedging table.
|the black tiles were protecting our feet from being impaled on the wedging table bolts|