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Thread: The Drywall Is Up!

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    Smile The Drywall Is Up!

    Howdy y'all

    The drywall is up in my new sewing room! It's really coming together quickly! The "finisher" will be here on Monday to fill in the cracks and holes, then it will be painted a coral color. Today the men are coming to take the old gutters down, replace the wood they are attached to, then replace the gutters with the downspouts running into a rain barrel. The Pergo flooring I ordered will be here on Monday, but may not be installed for a couple of weeks because the men are also building me a new, bigger chicken coop! Because of the colder weather, they are going to paint the walls of the coop inside the sewing room so the paint will dry, so the floor won't be installed until after that is completed.

    Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of the drywall. The first picture is directly to the right of the door, and is where the old slide-up garage door is. They had to come in about 6" to cover the rails that the door slid up on. There will be a 10' long kitchen countertop installed in front of it with four cabinets with drawers underneath it. Enjoy!
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    You're getting there! Bet you can't wait to move into your studio. Do you have a completion date set?
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    Donna, your space is going to be great! Can you tell me more about the air/heat unit? My husband wants to do something like that in his garage.
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    Looking Good! Hopefully, you'll be stitching there in no time! Congrats!

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    You're going to have a great space to work!
    I know what I thought I was making when I started this quilt, but it has changed several times since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam S View Post
    You're getting there! Bet you can't wait to move into your studio. Do you have a completion date set?
    We really don't have a completion date set because of the outdoor work still needing to be done. The original plan was to have it done by Thanksgiving, but because all of the painting that needs to be done on the chicken coop walls, they will have to be painted inside the sewing room, then taken out to be assembled. I believe it has to be 65 degrees in order for paint to dry, and it hasn't been that warm here for at least a couple of weeks. The gutter work that was supposed to have been done today had to be cancelled because of rain. So completion pretty much depends on the weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond View Post
    Donna, your space is going to be great! Can you tell me more about the air/heat unit? My husband wants to do something like that in his garage.
    Kathy, I honestly don't know the brand of the unit or the BTU's, but it's very similar to the unit at this link:

    https://m.lowes.com/pd/Celiera-24-00...eater/50236341

    All I have to do is set it to the temperature I want and it stays that temp inside no matter what the weather is like outside. They are a bit pricey, but my contractor was able to get mine, including the installation price, for $2,100. Considering that there is a separate installation kit that has to be bought separately that is also pretty pricey, I think he got me a pretty good deal!

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    Looking great!!

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    I share your excitement...I remodeled last year and know how nice it is to have a designated sewing room. I look forward to seeing more of your updates.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    can't wait to see your studio all done and you have your new playroom all set up....don't forget pics!!!

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    So exciting to watch it come together!

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    You are going to have such a great space to work in.

    What colour are you having the walls painted? I love seeing all the different ways people decorate their sewing spaces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    You are going to have such a great space to work in.

    What colour are you having the walls painted? I love seeing all the different ways people decorate their sewing spaces.
    Y'know... it's sort of a funny story. When I was setting up my very first sewing room, it was the fall of the year. I needed some drawer space, so I went to Walmart and bought some of the plastic drawer systems. Their fall colors were on sale, so I ended up buying two of the orange ones. That was the only color in the room at the time, so when I went to the Dollar Tree for some baskets and other storage containers, I picked up orange of those things too. Needless to say, orange is now the predominant color in the room. So the walls will be a light coral color to match my cheap (frugal?) accessories. LOL!

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    Looking great. I know you will enjoy it!!
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    Excited to see the next set of pics! It's getting closer to being done!

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    Looks great so far. I know it will be even greater when finished.

    I have oak upper and base cabinets in my sewing room. Counter top is about 90" long. I have an ironing pad on one end and the rest has other things on it. Perfect height for me.
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    wow fantastic looking great

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    Wow, it's all coming along nicely!

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    Great progress! Thanks for sharing. It will be fabulous when it's finished.

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    Totally awesome!!! Great space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond View Post
    Donna, your space is going to be great! Can you tell me more about the air/heat unit? My husband wants to do something like that in his garage.
    We have a similar unit in our den. Its called a Mitsubichi Mini Split. We use ours for one room but the units come large enough to support more than one room. The real beauty of the Mini Split is that you don't need to put any duct work in for it to work. We live in an extremely hot and humid area and could never keep the den cool. Its at the end of the run of the A/C duct and a southern exposure so very hard to cool. The Mini Split keeps it cool and comfortable. And we don't have to always cool the whole upstairs with the main A/C. We can just shut the den off and use the Mini Split.
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    Donna I can understand the colour choice. I found pale yellow curtains at a thrift shop that perfectly fit the windows in my sewing room. When it came time to put on a fresh coat of paint I went with the same buttery yellow.

    I love orange too.
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    great space , your going to love it and have so much fun .

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