Things became real yesterday. After literally years of talking about my studio, making plans, changing plans, and going through different ideas and possibilities, it’s finally time to actually get things done. I came home from lunch with you, what was sitting on the orange front porch?
These are all IKEA cabinets I ordered for my studio. As soon as I drove up and saw them, things got real. We can’t stay in the planning stage of the studio forever. After dragging on for years, that stage is finally over. Now it’s time to put the plan into action.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this order. The IKEA order confirmation said everything would come in her 25-piece package. Hmmm…not a 25 package. That’s a 71 package! 😀
Each cabinet body in a box, each pair of shelves in a package, each drawer front and cabinet door in a separate package. And each pair of hinges comes in an individual package. So, counting hinges, 83 packages were delivered to your doorstep yesterday.
It took me a while to find a place to store everything for the next few days, put all the packages inside, go through all the inventory and make sure the full order was delivered. Best of all, all the items I ordered were delivered. That’s a pretty awesome feat! I must admit I was impressed with it. I expected at least one mistake in my order of 83 individual packages, but I didn’t. I haven’t opened all the packages yet to make sure everything arrived in good condition, but the packages seem to be properly packed, so I don’t think there will be any problems.
Anyway, as of today, my awful orange front porch has to be put on the back burner. Because I’m hosting, I’m on a tight schedule because I have to get all the cabinets out of there by next Wednesday.
Next week we’ll focus on repainting the ceilings and walls of the main parts of the room (i.e. the back door won’t affect the cabinets yet). Paint the studio floor. The room is large and the ceiling is high, so it will be a lot of work. But before painting the floor, you need to paint the ceiling and walls.
And speaking of studio floors, we’ve narrowed our design options down to these two…
I’m having a hard time deciding between the two, but I still have a few days before I have to make a final decision. If I had to make a choice right now, it would probably be The Winsome Nest floor. Simple and classical, I think it will fit in your room.
I also decided on the color of the cabinet. I’ll go with this…
If you are following this decision-making process, this is an Option 3 mitigation. (You can see other options in this post.) Of course, once you have the actual wallpaper, you may need to tweak its colors. is that I like colors on the lighter side more than the toned-down side of grey. It’s a fine line for me, so it may take some trial and error to find the sweet spot.
Standing in the kitchen where you can see the living room, breakfast room (living room), and studio at the same time, I decided on the colors for the cabinets.
But I love the idea that the pink hue goes from the pink curtains in the living room, to the magenta curtains in the breakfast room, to the cabinets in the studio. I think it’s good too.
So it’s time to put all other projects aside for a while and finally get busy in the studio. Now that I’m with you, it’s great to finally see some progress in this room!
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