Friday, November 4, 2011

Time to Remodel My Shop

   I have the nicest "back yard shop" in town.  The main work area is 20' x 28' and then I have outside of these measurements, my 10' x 8' office and another storage area about 6' x 10'.  It is almost two story with a walkable attic the length of it where I store mostly empty cardboard boxes, light things easy to get up and down.  Lots of windows, lots of light, it is a nice space.
   It has seen a lot of work.  I could build 50' of Ornamental Iron fencing per day here or knock out a 16' Entry Gate in a single day.  This is where my arbors were invented.  It is where I created "Stone Posts Co." and was my route out of the construction industry.
   But I am tired of the huge jobs and can't muster the enthusiasm nor energy necessary to do them.  I can't imagine me without the shop so I will just rearrange it a bit, make it a little smaller.  I want to create a clean space, an area which I can heat during the winter months, a "fine art room" if you will, my own personal gallery space.  A place to paint!  I'll do it in stages as I can afford it but I am thinking I will make it really elegant with nicely finished walls and hardwood floors.  I will build a wall down a third of my shop creating a 10' x 20' gallery area right next to my office.  Heated!
 door to my office
   I am pretty impetuous and would start this project today except there is literally a ton of steel to move first, and a lot of tools, benches and equipment.  I have to begin by emptying this space!  and then there is always a job that will interfere.  I am in the middle of one now and have an installation to do tomorrow so it will be a couple weeks before I can get started.  But the idea is there, cooking in my brain.

My Shop and Gardens are HERE

5 comments:

Clipped Wings said...

Wow! Sounds like you will have an inspiring area to paint. Am I still getting my little lady, or is it strickly painting for you now?

Anonymous said...

Cuz'- are you off facebook now? I can't find you!

Anonymous said...

BTW, this is Megandy Moo-Cow.

CrimsonLeaves said...
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conservativelybohemian said...

Megandy Moo-Cow? And a cousin of your's, Jer? Sounds like personality runs in the family! I can't wait to follow you on this process! It is going to be awesome! And I'm so excited to know a guy that's good in the remodeling thing. You know that will be ahead of us. Sigh...