Well it's taken a while and with a slight detour but finally the dream has been fulfilled. Thanks to a lot of hard work by Paul with help from Roy in the building of the Studio, it's now ready to be occupied.
There are still a few little things to do, like get electric into the building but we can now move in!
After Paul ,with help from Roy, last weekend getting the roof on , so was then waterproof. Paul's spent most nights this last week getting the inside ready for the dolls arrival.
Shares at B&Q will have risen sharply with the amount of trips we've made this week. But finally Paul's said I can start putting my things in.
I was lucky in finding these teal blinds in the right size ! They were the only ones left in that colour and one of the blinds boxes was missing all the parts! So a worker helped by taking the missing items from another blind box.
Also after a lot or humming and ahh-ing about whether to paint the inside , I finally decided not to, as since the wall will move I could have landed up with wood showing through and having to keep touching it up. So I have stuck with the natural colour of the wood.
Did you want to see inside? or rather wait until it's kitted out? Will probably take a good few weeks because I now need to start weeding and working in the garden, if it's to be opened along with others later next month.
You want to see it now? your sure? pardon?.. oh yes you have been waiting a long time as well... okay then.. here we go... if your sure?.....
There you go , what do you think?....... oh you want to go inside... okay....
View from the doorway, Plenty of double storage cupboards with oak boarding on top to form the floor of the room settings. Because the walls will move, Paul came up with the great idea of placing three narrow cupboard units on top of the base ones and running a white board on top to form the upper shelf for the extra room settings !
Then Jane S , when I was talking about it at the SCW suggested using the space in the middle or it would just really be wasted space and could be a great place for taking photos of the dolls, without room settings. I liked the idea , so we came up with this.
So we decided to have a double base unit come out at this centre point but make the top larger than the unit , so I can sit up at the left hand side and use the top with my sewing machine.You can see in the photo above that this leaves a large space behind,into which I can place lots of my storage boxes containing the items I don't use as much.
This photo shows my Arts and Crafts writing bureau, still needs work, which will stay in here until we retire and then may go back into the house once the computer desk Paul works on goes. But for now It will be here where I can use it.
To the side by the window I'll also be stacking boxes or may put in some narrow shelving later.
On the right hand side is the beginning of a room setting. These items used to be in the doll cupboard that now stands against. the right hand wall. Now they have come out I can get more dolls in!
On the left another large room setting area and you can see the overhang of the centre worktop with a bin below and a couple of boxes awaiting sorting.
across from front corner is the other room setting area just shown along with doll cupboard that used to be up in bedroom .
Looking over towards the double doors.
I bought one set of these lovely colourful drawer units and brought it home , then finding it would fit perfectly in this area and thinking of all the uses it could have , I got Paul to take me back again the next evening to buy three more. Now I just need to make a decision , what to put in them, shoes and clothes colour co ordinated to the drawers? Wool ? Fabric ? the choice is endless !
The view of the window.
The view out into the untidy garden where we'll put in a path to the studio later.
Well I hope you've enjoy seeing my lovely new studio, I am so happy! Now I have to go and play with Clara whose over for the bank holiday. Then it will be back to moving in ( if weather too hot ) and gardening ( if weather not ).
Have a lovely week ahead.