Studio Progress

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we are building a writing studio out back...on a $300 budget. Progress is being made. My Tall Drink of Water is working tirelessly (and sometimes tiredly) on it every chance he gets.
We are still within budget...and finally almost done with the outside walls~ moving our thoughts and work inside to put the insulation, walls, and electrical in place. Of course, my thoughts are drifting to the decor. I continue find inspiration on Pinterest and you can follow me on that train of thought here.
The studio is being built with reclaimed oak horse farm boards. Great in theory...but much more labor intensive to straighten and nail such old, weathered wood.

Paint chips...what color should the exterior be?
The old door~ purchased for $10. I love it so.


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16 comments:

  1. Wow! It's looking great! I personally like the first green the best. ;)

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  2. Thanks Alicia! Its amazing how many shades of color there are...and how much I love them all! ;)

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  3. love the look and all the light you'll be getting!

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  4. The progress looks so amazing! I love all the windows and the first and last green swatches are lovely.

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  5. Thanks Heidi & Amy...yes ~windows!!! My dream was to have a wall of windows but there were two factors against that decision. 1. cost 2. Ezra kicking them out with a soccer ball ;)

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  6. Do you have that vintage stove in your kitchen?

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  7. I know you want to paint it ... but PLEASE take an artistic photo before you do.... I'm thrilled by the way those weathered boards contrast with the window frames. That said, I love that first green for an exterior. It looks like woods and moss and fairy tales at dusk.

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  8. Heidi....don't I wish. Its sitting in an antique shop in Eastern Kentucky. I swoon for it ;)

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  9. Karen...I always love your wording choices. yes~ fairy tales at dusk, indeed. I too like the black boards but for the sake of asthetics (mostly condsidering our neighbors) we thought we'd try to blend into the surroundings as much as possible.

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  10. I think that it will end up being well worth the extra effort- so gorgeous!!

    I'm glad I found your blog through SouleMama. = )

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  11. It's looking wonderful, and I love that you've situated your studio so it will have shade on hot summer days. Personally, I like the second from the right, but it would probably need balancing out with a lot of cream or other color to offset the brightness.

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  12. I LOVE the windows! Great light for shoots;)

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  13. Katie...so astute! Yes...lots and lots of shade. Which couldn't make me happier. I too love the second from the right and agreed on bringing in the cream. Thanks for the thoughts!!

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  14. Julia....lots of shoots in the future of that little studio, indeed ;)

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  15. Wow, looking good! Love projects where the budget forces you to think creatively!

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  16. I am very inspired by this. I need to build a very small photo studio (newborns & babies to 1 year) about this size. The concrete foundation was already there for you to build on?

    StephanieDonelsonPhotography@yahoo.com

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