Monthly Archives: September 2012

and so it begins…

I’m finally feeling really good and have started tackling another room renovation.  This time: my studio.  Finding room for all the contents of the room, at the same time as acquiring a couple of new pieces of furniture for Peter’s birthday, proved to be quite a challenge for my normally spatially adept mind. But then I remembered the empty powder room.  Quite a few little used items are stuffed in there.

Note to friends and family, guest accommodations will consist of a comfortable inflatable double bed mattress in the living room for a while, but I do plan on having a functional guest room again by Winter Solstice (if not much sooner).

The new flooring has been ordered.  I decided on cork.  The walls and ceiling will be clay. Goodbye popcorn ceiling and textured walls.  I’ve already ripped out the carpeting.  It was in good enough shape to donate to Habitat for Humanity.  The base boards have been removed, but unless I have some matching extra pieces in the garage, I may have to replace it.  Some of it had to be cut away after a flood when the MDF started to rot.  I have had no flooding in that room since tropical storm Erin in August 2007, so my flood control projects seem to have worked.  Just to be on the safe side though, I’ll be caulking around the sill plate (such as it is) and installing a vapor barrier (a requirement when installing wood flooring over concrete).  The final color palette is still up in the air.  I’m waiting on the flooring to work that out.  In the meantime, I have a lot of prep work to do.