First issues first. Thanks a lot for your whole suggestions in regards to the studio cupboards! I haven’t had an opportunity to learn via all of them but, however I’ve examine 75% of them, and I’m beginning to get some readability on what I need. I’ve narrowed it down to a few choices, and I’m going to attempt to do some mock ups this weekend to slim these three all the way down to the most suitable choice. All three choices embody white higher cupboards, however differ on the colour of the decrease cupboards. I’m leaning very strongly in a single route, so the mock ups ought to make clear every little thing and make the choice very straightforward.
Now on to the house gymnasium progress. I’ve been checking issues off of my punch checklist, and I’m actually feeling like I’m on the house stretch now, in order that’s thrilling.
Should you’ll keep in mind, I ordered 4 frames from Michael’s, and so they all arrived damaged or broken. Each single considered one of them. So that they shipped me 4 extra, and these arrived safely. So I received these stained final evening. I needed them to be walnut to match my WaterRower and dresser. I had already stained two of the frames Darkish Walnut, however I wasn’t actually glad with that coloration. It turned out manner darker than the precise walnut within the room. You may see that stain coloration on the 2 frames within the image beneath.
So I ended up sanding that stain coloration off of these frames, and utilizing Varathane Particular Walnut on all six frames. The colour was a lot better, and a more true walnut coloration, nevertheless it was nonetheless too gentle and too purple.
I lastly added just a bit bit (perhaps a teaspoon) of Darkish Walnut to the Particular Walnut and blended these collectively totally. They have been completely different manufacturers, however each oil-based, so that they blended collectively simply wonderful.
I gave the frames a lightweight sanding with 220-grit sandpaper after which utilized a second coat with the blended stain, and it ended up trying very near the actual walnut. It’s not excellent, nevertheless it’s fairly shut!
I left them to dry in a single day, and I will get the images framed and hung as we speak.
I received my neon “Sweat The Loopy Out” signal this week, and was very anxious to get it hung within the closet space. I completely LOVE it! 😀 I ordered the gold yellow coloration, however I’m fairly certain they despatched me orange. I don’t care, although. The orange on the signal (when the signal is turned on) is definitely the identical orange on my Bellicon rebounder. In order that labored out completely.
I additionally received the TV held on the wall, so now I simply have to wrangle the cords. And as you possibly can see within the image above, I had an thought so as to add metallic cabinets on wheels to every facet of the dresser and TV. I believed that is perhaps a greater use of area, after which I’d discover a place to hold the mirrors in the primary a part of the room.
Effectively, I didn’t like how the cabinets appeared in there. And whereas I do assume that cabinets could be useful, I don’t assume that I would like that a lot shelf area on this room. So I’ve determined to make use of the cabinets within the storage closet in my studio, and I’m going again to the plan of hanging the mirrors on both facet of the dresser.
I do need some cabinets in there, although. So I’ve determined so as to add some cabinets on the ends of the closet going perpendicular to the again lengthy wall of the closet, as proven beneath. (That image most likely would have been clearer to grasp had I not leaned the mirror in opposition to the top wall, however hopefully you possibly can perceive what I’m speaking about.)
So issues are beginning to wind down in right here. The largest issues I nonetheless have to do are to color Matt’s train bike, after which to stain the bars for the Swedish ladder and get it put in. There are nonetheless a number of little initiatives, however I’m calling in reinforcements on a minimum of considered one of them. My mother has mentioned that she’ll hem my curtains for me, in order that will likely be an enormous assist. After which I’m fascinated by hiring a handyman to come back and set up the ceiling fan and light-weight within the entry. These are simply busy work sort of initiatives that I can hand over to another person in order that I can deal with different issues and transfer this course of alongside quicker. Nevertheless it’s getting there!
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