Summer Construction

Our construction is moving right along between our trips out of town and our action-packed kid schedules.  Dad and Uncle Rick hung the gorgeous doors on the art studio this last week.  You have to stand back to the curb to truly appreciate the beauty of the design and the wood.  They are striking!  I had joked that now I would need to improve our front door as anything looks shabby compared to the studio doors.  That is seeming less and less like a joke.IMG_0651
Dad also brought in the one-woman (or man I guess—-they can come in too), door for the studio.  This is the door coming off the back porch.  It is painstakingly carved by hand and includes a channel where I will mount my hand-built tiles.  It is going to look a little empty for awhile though.  I have no kiln as of yet and haven’t even made the tiles.IMG_0652

I am super excited about the” barn” fixtures for the studio.  Back in October, my mom bought two of these for me from our old high school.  Reproductions of this style are hot right now, so I was pretty stoked about getting a fixture that elsewhere would be $400.

IMG_0653Someone recently asked me how my yard looked….. sadly, it looks really atrocious.  It was not so long ago that I hosted a wedding shower tea party in my backyard.  It looked lovely then.  Now it is trampled and devoid of grass, full of building supplies and construction debris.  I haven’t spent much time trying to preserve it because I am afraid I might plant something only to have a pile of lumber put on top of it.  How about I put a tea table in the middle of that dirt pile?  Sigh.IMG_0654Things are moving right along.  Here’s hoping that I have some grass on my lawn by October!

3 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Wendy

    all of your doors are so lovely!

    July 29th, 2014

  2. Maria B.

    Wow, Ingrid! Those studio doors are beautiful. Things are shapin’ up! And then you’ll have a new project: the back yard. Oh, it never ends…

    August 11th, 2014

  3. Mom

    I know it seems like it has been a long journey to you, but to me your project has progressed wonderfully.

    August 27th, 2014

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