First Things First
Here is the first step in remodeling my quilting studio. We bought a folding table and a student chair on wheels so I now have a place for my sewing machine! I'm so excited. No more running up and down the stairs to sew, press, quilt, etc. Everything can now be done in the studio. My youngest can also play with her playdough on the table instead of on the cloth cover of my ironing board :o
Of course I still don't have finished walls, but I can work in comfort all in one room until we get to that point. My DH and I priced drywall and other options for the walls this afternoon. Drywall is still our number 1 choice at this moment, but I wanted to see if we could find something that I could handle by myself and yet still be cost effective. Drywall sheets are too heavy for me to lift on my own and hang on the walls. Hubby's job is too hectic these days for him to take any time off to hang drywall and I'm getting anxious to complete the studio, so I thought we should try to find something I could manage on my own.
We put in a lot of sweat equity in our last home. We worked as our own general contractors and I did alot of the work myself - mostly painting staining, varnishing, laying and grouting tile, and laying hardwood floor. I think I can finish these walls if I can find a material that isn't so heavy. Is this wishful thinking? Probably, but my hubby is being supportive and helping me search out materials. We still have a couple of builder supply stores to look at so there may be something around. I suggested hanging up sheets of muslin if all else fails :D Hey, it's better than stud walls and the paper side of insulation!
You may have noticed the quilt blocks on the design wall. Yep, they are still there! Now I may be more motivated to sew them together now that the sewing machine is right in front of them :)