At least that’s what I’m told. And I’d have to agree that change is the norm around here. And I don’t like it. I don’t like change. Just let me nestle myself down with my kitties, ‘paca’s, goats, and chickens and I’m a happy camper.
Don from the beginning of changing our dairy barn into a quilt studio has wanted it as a second house. He always said we might need somewhere for Mother to live. And he never liked the idea of me being at The Barn alone. He would much prefer that I be in our home. A few months ago, he got his wish. Life changes happened and my sister, Mother, and Faith moved into The Barn to live. You might call it unorganized camping out. There was absolutely no where to put all my quilting stuff so they put up with it until we could work something out.
After the initial shock of everything, I adjusted and Don got doubly busy on the studio he had already begun on the back of our house.
He got the form ready for concrete and had it sprayed for termites and the guys got busy pouring/finishing the concrete.
Austin did the concrete scoring & staining and even though Roy (our go-to guy for this) said I wouldn’t like the end product, we love it. The finish on the concrete was much rougher than he liked but that’s what we had to work with. I have a porch outside the studio and because I love Auburn Tigers football, I had Austin put this on the porch floor.
And because I always need to be reminded who is really in control, Austin put this on the studio floor.
Most of the painting has been done and most of my stuff has now been moved into the new studio. He even moved Valentina by himself one Saturday a couple weeks ago. He did get our neighbor to help move the longarm table but everything else he did by himself. He had it set up that afternoon and leveled by the next morning.
We like to re-purpose things so when the opportunity came along a few years ago to get several sets of sliding glass doors free, we jumped on it. The original intent was for a greenhouse. Do you remember the fad probably back in the late 50’s/early 60’s for large picture windows? Don decided that since the studio was facing our pond that I needed to be able to enjoy the view. I have 4 large, stationery picture windows from some of those doors. He is amazing with the ideas he has and he loves to build things.
So, are you tired of pictures yet? Just a few more. I can’t decide what color to paint the doors. Of course there’s red in the room. I would love for the doors to be red and Don says it’s my room so I can do whatever I want. But I want it to look good too. Here’s the side door that I started painting the green color. I’m not sure if I like it or not so I stopped.
This is the door to the back porch. I haven’t started painting it yet, but I’m thinking the yellow might be a good choice for all the doors. Tell me what you think. I don’t promise to go by the majority but it might help me decide.