I was beginning to think the back entry of the studio would never get to this point, but I finally got all of the trim installed, wood filled, sanded, primed and painted.
I also got the doors to the storage closet and bathroom painted, and you might notice that the walls are a bit lighter green. I had originally painted them Behr Hills of Ireland, which turned out pretty dark. So I decided to go a shade lighter and repainted them with Behr Belfast.
I think that small change in paint color made a really big difference.
It’s still not completely finished. The ceiling light is still covered in layers of dust from when I sanded and finished the hardwood floors, so that needs to be cleaned. I’m not at all looking forward to that task with those 13 globes. I also still need to install the door handle on the back door, and the door pulls on the bathroom and closet doors.
In addition, I think I want to put curtains on the back door. I’d like for all of the exterior doors and windows to have curtains/shades on them that I can close at night, because right now when I’m in there at night with the lights on, it’s kind of like being in a fish bowl.
And then I need artwork. I’ve been looking forward to making something for those walls. I’m just not sure exactly what to do, or how much of the walls to cover with artwork. Right now, I’m thinking about just keeping it low, and only hanging artwork to the sides of the bathroom and closet doors, and leaving everything up high just as it is now. But then I think that those large areas above the back French doors and the cased opening between the studio and back entry are such perfect opportunities for some really big statement pieces.
So I’m not sure about that right now. I’ll probably start with the areas beside the bathroom and closet doors, and then go from there if more is needed. I’m excited to get creative and see what I can come up with!