First issues first. Thanks a lot for your whole suggestions concerning the studio cupboards! I haven’t had an opportunity to learn by way of all of them but, however I’ve examine 75% of them, and I’m beginning to get some readability on what I would like. I’ve narrowed it down to 3 choices, and I’m going to attempt to do some mock ups this weekend to slender these three all the way down to the most suitable choice. All three choices embrace white higher cupboards, however differ on the colour of the decrease cupboards. I’m leaning very strongly in a single course, so the mock ups ought to make clear every thing and make the choice very simple.
Now on to the house gymnasium progress. I’ve been checking issues off of my punch listing, and I’m actually feeling like I’m on the house stretch now, in order that’s thrilling.
In the event you’ll bear in mind, I ordered 4 frames from Michael’s, and so they all arrived damaged or broken. Each single one among 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 happy with that colour. It turned out method darker than the precise walnut within the room. You possibly can see that stain colour on the 2 frames within the image beneath.
So I ended up sanding that stain colour off of these frames, and utilizing Varathane Particular Walnut on all six frames. The colour was a lot better, and a more true walnut colour, nevertheless it was nonetheless too gentle and too crimson.
I lastly added just a bit bit (possibly 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 high-quality.
I gave the frames a light-weight sanding with 220-grit sandpaper after which utilized a second coat with the blended stain, and it ended up wanting very near the actual walnut. It’s not good, nevertheless it’s fairly shut!
I left them to dry in a single day, and I will get the photographs framed and hung at present.
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 colour, however I’m fairly positive 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 must wrangle the cords. And as you’ll be able to see within the image above, I had an concept so as to add metallic cabinets on wheels to every aspect of the dresser and TV. I believed that is perhaps a greater use of house, after which I’d discover a place to hold the mirrors in the principle a part of the room.
Properly, I didn’t like how the cabinets appeared in there. And whereas I do assume that cabinets can be useful, I don’t assume that I want that a lot shelf house 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 aspect 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 in all probability would have been clearer to know had I not leaned the mirror in opposition to the top wall, however hopefully you’ll be able to perceive what I’m speaking about.)
So issues are beginning to wind down in right here. The most important issues I nonetheless must 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 numerous little tasks, however I’m calling in reinforcements on a minimum of one among them. My mother has stated that she’ll hem my curtains for me, in order that might be a giant assist. After which I’m occupied with 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 tasks that I can hand over to another person in order that I can give attention to different issues and transfer this course of alongside sooner. But it surely’s getting there!
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