Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Progress on the Studio! Thanks Everyone! Love ya!

 So this is what we started with Sat morning. The floor that Rodney and I built about 2 months ago right before the broken ankle. We had a studio raising party and invited everyone to come.

 Friday night we went to Lowe's to pick up the few building materials we weren't able to pick up for free. (i.e. shipping pallets, old signs etc.)
 These are the windows that I bought about 4 years ago at a yard sale, paid $5 for both of them and they were brand new. They've been on the back porch since just waiting for their chance to be used.
 Getting started.... laying out the wood for wall #2 (the first wall was already built out of 4x8 shipping pallets)
 screwing boards together. (you can see the old signs used for flooring here, Rodney and I work for a sign shop and these are some that were ordered to be taken down and we rescued them from the burn pile. I plan to paint over them with some good white floor paint)


 There's Rodney, ankle getting stronger from the last time we attempted this.


 Lydia Waldrop and her hubby Bruce. Two of the best people you could ever want as your friends.

 And Chris & Lina Lewis (center) another great set of friends that we love.

 Check it out! THREE walls! Yippee!


 My gosh was it HOT Sat. We were all melting and had to take breaks periodically. But we persevered!


 4th wall and framing out for a door!


 Yep that's me, I was in there too. Holding up walls and ....
 Tearing pallets apart for extra wood here and there.
 Removing some nails.


Me and Lydia, oh yeah, we're hard core construction types! Look, power tools! LOL


 Bruce, God Bless him, doing all the really hard ladder work as Rod's ankle is still a little weak.


And by the end of the day the rafters were put in place and nailed together (this is a pic before that) 
So all in all a very productive day that wouldn't and couldn't have happened if not for my good friends coming over and working hard just for the sake of friendship. 

Here's to you guys, my friends, that I love! 
Hugs!

7 comments:

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hey Thespa,
Well done on getting those walls built.
Looks like a great day had by all and you got yourself some walls.
Good luck with finishing off your studio.
Creative hugs,
Anna

Gail Thayer said...

Thespa,
I'm soooo excited for you! What could be more fun than the anticipation of decorating your very own studio space? I can't think of anything...can't wait to see more pictures!
xoxo,
Gail

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

How awesome! It's really coming along! Good for you!

Createology said...

How wonderful to see such progress on your very own studio you have been waiting so long to have. Friends are the very best...
And of course husbands too...
Happy Summer to you...

Lululiz said...

You must have been so excited to see the walls going up. Great progress. I hope you can get it all finished real soon.

Lynn Stevens said...

How exciting Thespa ,its really coming together, Thanks for sharing the progress. What wonderful friends you have! You truly are blessed!
hugs Lynn

Frosted Petunias said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see how you put it all together. I know it will be fabulous! Have a great weekend :)

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