First issues first. Thanks a lot for your entire suggestions concerning the studio cupboards! I haven’t had an opportunity to learn by means of all of them but, however I’ve examine 75% of them, and I’m beginning to get some readability on what I would like. I’ve narrowed it down to 3 choices, and I’m going to attempt to do some mock ups this weekend to slim these three right down to the most suitable choice. All three choices embrace white higher cupboards, however differ on the colour of the decrease cupboards. I’m leaning very strongly in a single route, so the mock ups ought to make clear every little thing and make the choice very straightforward.
Now on to the house fitness center progress. I’ve been checking issues off of my punch record, and I’m actually feeling like I’m on the house stretch now, in order that’s thrilling.
For those who’ll bear in mind, I ordered 4 frames from Michael’s, and so they all arrived damaged or broken. Each single certainly one of them. So that they shipped me 4 extra, and these arrived safely. So I received these stained final night time. I wished them to be walnut to match my WaterRower and dresser. I had already stained two of the frames Darkish Walnut, however I wasn’t actually happy with that coloration. It turned out method darker than the precise walnut within the room. You possibly can see that stain coloration on the 2 frames within the image under.
So I ended up sanding that stain coloration off of these frames, and utilizing Varathane Particular Walnut on all six frames. The colour was significantly better, and a more true walnut coloration, however it was nonetheless too mild and too crimson.
I lastly added just a bit bit (perhaps a teaspoon) of Darkish Walnut to the Particular Walnut and combined these collectively totally. They had been completely different manufacturers, however each oil-based, so that they combined collectively simply high quality.
I gave the frames a light-weight sanding with 220-grit sandpaper after which utilized a second coat with the combined stain, and it ended up wanting very near the actual walnut. It’s not good, however it’s fairly shut!
I left them to dry in a single day, and I can get the images framed and hung at the moment.
I received my neon “Sweat The Loopy Out” signal this week, and was very anxious to get it hung within the closet space. I completely LOVE it! 😀 I ordered the gold yellow coloration, however I’m fairly certain they despatched me orange. I don’t care, although. The orange on the signal (when the signal is turned on) is definitely the identical orange on my Bellicon rebounder. In order that labored out completely.
I additionally received the TV held on the wall, so now I simply must wrangle the cords. And as you possibly can see within the image above, I had an thought so as to add metallic cabinets on wheels to every facet of the dresser and TV. I believed that is perhaps a greater use of house, after which I’d discover a place to hold the mirrors in the primary a part of the room.
Effectively, I didn’t like how the cabinets regarded in there. And whereas I do assume that cabinets could be useful, I don’t assume that I want that a lot shelf house on this room. So I’ve determined to make use of the cabinets within the storage closet in my studio, and I’m going again to the plan of hanging the mirrors on both facet of the dresser.
I do need some cabinets in there, although. So I’ve determined so as to add some cabinets on the ends of the closet going perpendicular to the again lengthy wall of the closet, as proven under. (That image most likely would have been clearer to know had I not leaned the mirror in opposition to the top wall, however hopefully you possibly can perceive what I’m speaking about.)
So issues are beginning to wind down in right here. The largest issues I nonetheless must do are to color Matt’s train bike, after which to stain the bars for the Swedish ladder and get it put in. There are nonetheless a number of little tasks, however I’m calling in reinforcements on not less than certainly one of them. My mother has stated that she’ll hem my curtains for me, in order that will likely be an enormous assist. After which I’m excited about hiring a handyman to return and set up the ceiling fan and light-weight within the entry. These are simply busy work type of tasks that I can hand over to another person in order that I can give attention to different issues and transfer this course of alongside quicker. But it surely’s getting there!
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