Thursday, 18 February 2016

Studio Update

Good Morning! Well it's been all go at the studio! I have had the keys for a week now and have slowly been taking things down there and doing some painting etc.. First up was this ugly but very useful racking at the back of the unit. 
On Saturday I set to painting it with gloss paint similar to Stampin Up's Soft Sky colour and a couple of days later it now looks like.......
This!!!!! Although I took this photo before the front bottom bits were done.
Will soon be filled with all my essentials for my classes and workshops, oh and I also strung up some bunting too!
The bathroom has been installed and I now have a working toilet and painting started on this space yesterday courtesy of my very helpful Dad who spent all day Wednesday helping me.
Mr K bought me this tea urn for Christmas and it saw its first use yesterday, perfect for classes 
Mr UPS also managed to find me to deliver my parcel yesterday, that felt very exciting and I am sure all my fellow demonstrators and customers will understand my excitement and need to snap a little photo of his van!
I purchased these really sturdy but horribly upholstered chairs from Preloved for a steal but I was worried about getting the horrible red velour off them. This pulled off fairly easily but the hardest part was getting all the staples out which had been used to staple the foam down. Myself and my friend Sharon spent the morning sorting these chairs, each one must have had at least 50 staples on it!

Dad's screwdrivers and pliers came in very handy and before long they were sanded down and painted and they looked like this.....
The green and yellow ones in the middle were the burgundy disaster chairs, don't they look a heck of a lot better!
I have left my white chairs as they are and have just 2 more chairs to paint until I am done with the chalk paint for now! 
I do hope you will join me at my studio soon. I have a number of events coming up which can be found on my Classes/Events page above. Some events are sold out so please do contact me and check before booking on. 
Have a Happy Thursday!
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  1. What an exciting new adventure! Love the chairs. Best of luck:)

  2. It all looks fab Julie and I wish you the very best of luck. I am sure it will be a huge success and great fun to do classes in.

  3. It's so exciting to watch it come together! It's going to be a wonderful space, can't wait to try it out!

  4. I love your style Julie! Can't wait to see the studio when it's complete!

  5. Hi Julie
    Love what you are doing. All the hard work will be worth it Im sure.
    Cant wait to see it all in person.
    Keep up the good work.
    Take care.