My apple butter bribery worked….the Texan and I got back to business on my art studio this weekend. It’s a big moment….the front of the garage is the part we see from the house and the view has been a bit too deep-woods distillery for my tastes (if it was actually a distillery you know my feelings would be different).
In addition to pure aesthetics, we needed a strong dose of function. Those old barn doors (though lovely with their eons of peeling, different colored paint) were so gap-toothed that full-sized tumbleweeds could blow in through them (in addition to a lot of dirt and dust). Additionally, we had a frightening wind storm last winter that actually ripped one in half, and, as a quick fix, we screwed support boards to the inside that rendered one whole set of doors inoperable. In a nutshell, those doors needed to go (though I am keeping all that glorious chippy, painted old wood for other projects). In order to use this space as an art studio, I need to be able to shut the dirt and debris from the outside world out, and shut the mess I make in.
The good news is that, since Phase IV is the interior of the studio, I’m not going to wait until after that to reveal the outside of the garage/studio. The bad news is that Phase III took a lot longer than we anticipated, and it still isn’t ready for the big reveal either. 😦 I know I am really dragging this out (not intentionally!). So for now, how about a glimpse at the ‘after’ of the doors to tide us all over.
What paint color is that, you ask? It’s called ‘blood, sweat, tears and four-letter words’. Exterior semi-gloss.