Studio Progress – A Little Portray, Extra Cupboards, And Set up Choices

This week didn’t fairly go as deliberate. Our air conditioner stopped engaged on Monday, and we have been with out it for a couple of hours. So having to take care of that, plus ensure that Matt made it via a number of hours with out air-con on a day with 100+ diploma temps fully threw off my plans for the week. After which the curve ball of coping with the sudden modifications within the hallway toilet took up much more time that I had anticipated having the ability to dedicate to the studio. However isn’t that the best way life works?

So it’s been a little bit of a busy week, however I used to be nonetheless capable of make some progress within the studio. The progress is gradual, but it surely’s regular, so at the very least I’m not off course. I haven’t needed to tear out any extra drywall or undo the rest that’s already achieved, in order that’s at all times excellent news. 😀

Earlier within the week, I confirmed y’all how I modified the IKEA Sektion cupboards to make use of on the lengthy entrance wall of the studio. I received all of these put in, and now they’re prepared for trim and a countertop.

Earlier than I received sidetracked with the A/C and hallway toilet countertop, my plan was to work on the countertop and have the higher cupboards put collectively in time for some males in our Wednesday evening group to have the ability to elevate these into place for me. However after dropping nearly a complete work day due to the A/C, I knew that objective wasn’t going to work out, so I made a decision to maneuver on to the opposite cupboard part as an alternative. That means, I can get all the cupboards put in, then get all the cupboards in each sections trimmed out, after which construct each counter tops on the identical time.

However earlier than I might set up cupboards, I needed to get that part of the room painted. Slightly than paint your complete room without delay, I’m having to do it in sections due to the issues I’m having to work round. It’s not essentially the most environment friendly strategy to work, but it surely’s high-quality. It’ll all get achieved. 🙂 However for now, I painted the world of the ceiling that’s above this part of cupboards, after which I painted the a part of the wall that’s behind and beside this part of cupboards. I nonetheless have to return and do this little part above the door.

I usually take pleasure in portray a room, however I can inform you proper now that I’m not having fun with this one. I don’t like having to climb up and down a 10-foot ladder (I don’t like tall ladders), and I’m ultimately going to have to pull out the 12-foot ladder. I’m dreading that. However I’m getting it achieved, part by part, slowly however certainly. I’m very proud of the colours that I lastly settled on — pure white extremely flat Behr ceiling paint for the ceiling, and Benjamin Moore Traditional Grey for the partitions (blended in Behr Premium paint).

So as soon as that part of the wall and ceiling have been painted, I might get to the enjoyable half — assembling and putting in the cupboards. I made and added 3-inch toes to those cupboards identical to I did for those on the lengthy wall. (You may learn extra about that right here.) These toes don’t need to be fairly as a result of they’ll be hidden behind trim.

I haven’t truly put in the cupboards but (i.e., hooked up them to the wall) as a result of the set up on these cupboards gained’t be as simple as the opposite wall of cupboards. As you possibly can see, this wall would require some areas between the cupboards.

Since I’m utilizing IKEA cupboards as an alternative of constructing from scratch, I solely had particular widths to select from. I selected the sizes that will fill the area as a lot as doable, however the match wasn’t practically pretty much as good for this wall because it was for the lengthy entrance wall. I do know that I need the 2 center cupboards to be proper towards one another (i.e., no area between them) and centered beneath the window.

However then that leaves areas on both aspect of the cupboard within the nook. It wants an area between the left aspect and the wall of at the very least 1.5 inches, however then that leaves a 5-inch area on the suitable aspect of the cupboard.

I had considered framing that out and having a slot for one thing helpful, however I can’t consider any purpose I’d want a 15-inch-deep, 5-inch-wide, 30-inch excessive slot in an workplace setting. If it have been a kitchen, and the cupboards have been 24 inches deep, it could be an important place for cookie sheets. However I can’t consider any use for this area, so I’ll in all probability simply cowl it with a 5-inch-wide spacer.

However no matter I do on that aspect, I’m additionally going to need to do on the opposite aspect with a purpose to hold the entire thing symmetrical.

I’ll determine it out. It’s simply going to take some thought and planning to get it excellent.

I’m actually hoping I can get these put in after which lastly make some progress on the counter tops this weekend. Barring any unexpected circumstances, that’s the plan. We’ll see how that goes. 😀