Tyler thinks I built him a new dog house. Tyler would be wrong! I am pretty much finished with this crazy project. I ran short on roof shingles by 8 shingles because we made the overhang better than the shed plan called for, so I have to make yet another trip to the hardware store and give them more of my money. I also have a little more painting in the back and I need to trim out the back windows. Mostly I am done though.
My Habitat store windows worked out great, not bad for $1 a piece. They were a bitch to put up by myself though. I love the light that comes in here in the afternoon. I knew it would be like this.
Before I started construction, I cleaned and organized every one of my tools, my books, molds, boards, all pottery related items. We made several trips to throw out recycling, and I got rid of a lot of things I really never use. Staying with William Morris' famous quote, if it wasn't beautiful or useful it didn't come through the door.
I also wanted the inside to be restful to the eye. The space is small and I wanted it to seem as large as possible visually, so I kept down the clutter, white washed the walls, and used minimal color and texture. I wanted old metal, glass and old wood to be dominant. I have also used some burlap and some off white canvas. The only plastic is some of the jars for my chemicals. I would like to have all of these glass, but it doesn't seem practical. I would hate to drop a jar of red iron oxide and have it break.
I covered these boards in burlap that I had left over from a set I did a few years ago. They are perfect for displaying my pendants. There is a little work ready for the kiln, but not much. I have to get busy!
I have tried to fill my space with things I have found and things that friends have given me. My friend Melissa brought this back to me after playing at South By Southwest. She said she bought it for me in a redneck truck stop. I love the way the light looks on it.
My raven flag from Cindy Shake has finally found a permanent home. It has been all over my house.
I'll show you more tomorrow, gotta go watch the second half of this Carolina game. Go Heels!