Turns out, my husband IS a carpenter., and he didn’t even know it. And as the song goes, I most certainly would follow him anywhere. This weekend we tackled the renovation of the sewing room/workspace/studio/the-room-that-shall-not-be-named. Which brings up the issue, we really don’t have a set name we call this room. It started out as a workspace because it housed both my sewing stuff and Mark’s desk w/ computer. So we would go out to the workspace in the evenings when we both had something to work on. But then a few months ago, we decided to move his desk w/ computer into the spare room (which also doesn’t have a proper name because it has had it’s own set of morphs). So that left just my stuff in the workspace, so I started referring to it as a sewing room. Although whenever I say the name “sewing room” it conjures up a vision in my head of an old lady, surrounded by a bunch of cats, handstitching something whilst sitting in a rocking chair. If I am in the company of someone who is a professional (such as the flooring guy from Empire that we had here to get a quote on for doing said renovation, which was a ridiculous number), I will call it a Studio, because my doesn’t that sound fancy! But plainly speaking, it is the room in our house where I keep all of my sewing/crafting/gift wrapping supplies.
That, was a tangent! Phewwwwwww… and I’m back.
Okay, on with the original intent of this post – Friday evening after putting the girls to bed, Mark and I started to paint the room a deep teal color called “Vintage Chic”. Have you ever went shopping for a color of paint, and ended up purchasing one based solely on it’s name? That is exactly what I did. It is by complete coincidence, or the work of fate, that it turned out to be almost the exact color I had in mind! Mark discovered that the floor of the room, which is concrete, was bordered by a carpet that hadn’t been completely torn out. So after having to clean the perimeter of carpet yarns and staples, oh joy, he painted the bottom edge, (did I mention it’s concrete?) a brown color titled “Bear Rug”. We also painted the trim above this color. We ended the evening at around 12:30am, with having only painted one coat so far. The next morning, it was up early again but we decided to make a big yummy breakfast before starting to work. I am pretty sure the girls were very happy with this decision! With our bellies full, we tackled coat #2 of the painting.
THEN! This is my favorite part. We put down the plastic barrier called “underlayment” and started on the floors! It turned out quite beautifully, Mark did 95% of the work I was just there to help draw a cute little pencil line every time he had to cut one of the boards. I was reeeeeeeeeally good at it. Only drew it on the wrong end twice! Or maybe three times? It doesn’t matter, they look amazing and I can hardly believe that’s the same room. I’ll be happy to get in there and create my heart out!!! The girls christened it today by hand painting wooden switchplates (haha, I just had to ask Mark what the name of those were, because I couldn’t remember, sad). Beautiful stuff! Now all the room needs is a NAME! Any suggestions?
Enjoy the view!