Friday, April 22, 2016

Studio Wall

Once upon a time.... well, still actually, I follow Layla and Kevin Palmer over at The Lettered Cottage.  If you haven't seen or read their blog, I highly suggest you run on over and say "Hello".

...but to continue my story, Layla and Kevin built an AWESOME focal wall full of shelves in their previous house. This wall, to be exact!

I believe they simply removed their dining room drywall to expose the planks and added some 2x4's...and if I recall, they didn't have an insulation issue because this room was adjacent to another room??? I'm NOT positive though.

My studio is adjacent to another warehouse space. So we built a nice, sturdy 2x6 wall, installed insulation, and then hung sheets of beaded board plywood, the thick stuff! 

On top of that, built another framed wall of 2x6 cubbies. 


Lots of primer and paint later.... raw plywood and lumber just absorbs primer like a sponge, but the results are beautiful and allow for tons of display space.

A few months later... 2014 to be exact, I happened to be driving by a local theater - Ginger Rogers Theater. A sign company was removing the sign for replacement since they were renaming it.

In my Tina-Treasure-Hunting-Style, I made a quick scan for a parking spot, and asked the foreman if I could get my hands on a set of the letters. He had to check and get back to me, so I left him my number.

A few days later, I got the call. ONE set was MINE!

They fit perfectly in my highest wall cubbies. It's amazing how things like this work out.

It's like those cubbies were just made for them.

This photo was taken before the wall was completely painted, but I just HAD to test fit them.

I still have a long ways to go until the studio is 100% where I want it to be, but Rome wasn't built in a day.

And the cubbies are perfect no matter what!

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