Friday, July 31, 2020

Drum roll please! It is finished.

     Well, actually it is the basement, but I am calling it the longarm studio. Before, it was a basement, now it is a loft type studio.
     My husband put in hundreds of man hours taking down the suspended ceiling, cleaning up wires and pipes, priming with 2 coats the floor joists and cross bars and knotty pine panelling and then 2 coats of paint. We bought single bulb LED fixtures that were tucked in between the floor joists. The light they give is beyond what the old double bulb flourescents did. And for less electricity.
     The big splurge was the luxury vinyl tile planking from Home Depot. I had been carrying a square sample with me for four years and never found anything I liked as well. It is rigid, wide, rubber backed, clicks together, guaranteed for life, waterproof and a gorgeous color. My husband's knees have yet to recover. 
     I decided to move the longarm to another wall and it gives more floor space. The whole space seems so much bigger now. I also am trying to eliminate some shelving I had. I am dying to dive in and use it. However, our whole family annual trek to the Adirondacks is upon us and I am packing like crazy.
     I cannot believe I have such a big, gorgeous space to quilt. Wow.
The before
Emptied out



Voila!

12 comments:

Anna said...

Your “new” room looks fabulous. It’s amazing what a little paint and sprucing up can do.

Joyce Carter said...

WOW! It really looks awesome---so much space! I know you are going to enjoy it.
Have fun on your trip.

Debbie said...

He did an amazing job...he's a keeper to work that hard for you:) Such a big transformation....why would you want to leave? It is going to be a great space to work and play in. After such a long wait, you deserve to enjoy it.

Gene Black said...

It looks wonderful!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Totally worth every single second of the long and messy process. Totally!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Wow that is a great transformation! I hope it increases your creativity 100%.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

WOW - I agree with everyone else - it looks fabulous - awesome - amazing - wonderful - totally worth it - and a great transformation! Guess we all know where we can find you when you're not blogging - LOL - ;))

Vicki W said...

Your hard work payed off! It's a great space!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, what a stimulating creative space you have made. Your husband sounds very talented too.

ceci

The Joyful Quilter said...

What an amazing transformation, Linda!! Enjoy!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Amazing Transformation!! So where did you move everything while he was working?

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

How nice! You will have fun using that space! I hope your family trip was fun, too.