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Monday, February 28, 2011

Could it really be this simple?

So, I have been trying to get this studio building thing squared away since January. I went to get a pre fab building, and you know how that went, not well. Then I got a bid from a very nice carpenter, way out of the ballpark for my affordability. Then I got a referral for another carpenter, contacted him over three weeks ago, still nothing, he is a busy guy. So this weekend I mentioned all of this to a friend and she said why don't you check out Builders Discount Supply? and by the way my son can build it. Turns out, I can buy a kit at BDS for $800, everything I need, have it delivered and I have two friends with sons that can put the kit together. Well, there ya go! I'm heading over to BDS tomorrow to see if this is too good to be true. If it's real, I'm buying the kit, getting it delivered and hiring two crazy boys to come over and build this sucker! Paul Jessop had a great post today about his studio journey. he started out in a 10X10 and look where he is now! I would settle for his little 10X10, but what a dream studio he has now! So, the quest continues, stay tuned......

12 comments:

FetishGhost said...

15' by 20' with a covered pad would be dreamy...

cookingwithgas said...

could it really happen! i bet it could!

Dennis Allen said...

Woo Who!

Hollis Engley said...

10x10 is a great start, especially if you hang out a shed roof and can work outside during the many warm months of the year. Looking good, Trace.

Michèle Hastings said...

sounds like you are getting somewhere! and like hollis said, some extended outdoor space would be ideal... especially since spring and fall are extended seasons in the south... compared to what i was used to in NH!!

Trish said...

YAY!! good luck.I love the photo, and yep...could be that simple..

Judy Shreve said...

All I can say is 'YAY!!' I sure hope it is that easy! My fingers (and toes) are crossed.

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Fan-Freakin'-Tastic!! I like Hollis' idea to create more space...expecially since you love the outdoors so much.

and might I add~ your etsy shop looks awesome! I love the linen and other elements to dress up your photos- glass bottle, iron grate, and books...you have created a beautiful design for your shop.

cindy shake said...

oh how exciting!! wow your very own chick-cave!!! :o)

Lori Buff said...

Crossing my fingers for you. My studio started out as a 10' x 12' shed proving you can always grow.

Eric said...

Tracey, I have the same problem with the exception, I was a builder in the first part of my life. However, I need a place to build my studio. Frustration abounds! Be careful with kits for they are geared to get the homeowner. If I can help you, email me at emo0108@yahoo.com
Eric Moore

Amy said...

gosh, Tracey- how exciting! wish there were friends nearby who wanted to just make it- out of their kindness, so you wouldn't have to hire anyone. maybe someone close will surprise you and volunteer (this is not one of my strengths or I would!)