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Thursday, July 07, 2016

A New Studio

Life has been a whirlwind since I got home from Spain.

I'm in the process of getting my life organized - trying to minimize is always a priority when I return from the Camino.

Today I made 10 gallons of laundry soap. Here is the recipe I use, in case you didn't read the post:

http://caminosantiago2.blogspot.com/2013/01/diy-soap-for-14-cent-per-load.html

I've also been watching Joe as he completely rebuilds my new Art Studio.  When we moved into this house, there was a hot tub in a glass-sided building out on the back patio.  We used it for storage for a couple of years, and this year, I decided I'd like to use it as a studio where I can read, do watercolor, and just be outdoors.

When he began tearing into the building, he found much more of it was rotten than we'd thought.  There were rat holes everywhere. In fact, he pretty much had to tear it down to the bones.

The inside was rotten and full of rat holes.
Off comes the old front
Yuck

When he got the old facing off, all the wood had to be replaced.


Nice new front.

New braces

From the inside

The roof had some damaged and rotten wood
that needed to be cut out and replaced.
There were shingles missing.



Nice new wood

New window
I had him cut a window in the yard side. 
I think we'll need to cut one on the other side for 
cross ventilation, as well.

All the old insulation had to be replaced.

All new insulation

From the inside

Yesterday the building got a new plywood floor. 
Joe will seal it for me with a low VOC sealer.
He also started the drywall.

Today he is putting in the new door.

Stay tuned to see the results!

Annie










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