Studio Flooring Progress — On The Residence Stretch!

Since I wasn’t in a position to fully filter out the studio and do the complete ground at one time, I’ve needed to do the painted ground venture in levels, which has made it a bit more difficult than it ought to have been. However that’s okay! I’m making it work. As I confirmed you final week, I acquired about 2/3 of the ground in the primary room completed…

So earlier than I may begin on the opposite sections, I lined this a part of the ground with paper…

The paint that I used is extremely sturdy, so I wasn’t worries about rolling my tables onto this a part of the ground. In truth, I’ve already needed to roll the tables onto the painted ground twice. However I needed to cowl it in order that it wouldn’t get all dusty from the sanding I needed to do in the remainder of the room. This part is all neat and clear, and I needed to maintain it that manner.

As soon as I had it lined, I moved every little thing over to this aspect of the room to start out on the again areas.

I acquired the remainder of the primary room sanded utilizing my hand-held belt sander and 80-grit sandpaper…

There are a number of causes I didn’t hire a ground sander for this venture:

  1. I knew this venture would span a number of days, together with some days (like Wednesdays and Sundays) after I wouldn’t be capable to work in any respect, so renting a sander all through the venture would have break the bank.
  2. Flooring sanders are very highly effective and would have taken off an excessive amount of from the ground. I simply wanted the floor roughed up a bit. I didn’t want all the paint and stain eliminated.
  3. A giant ground sander would have been lower than ineffective within the small areas just like the storage closet and the toilet, and it will have been troublesome to maneuver within the small again entry as effectively. So I’d need to do these areas with a hand sander anyway.

After weighing the professionals and cons of renting a ground sander, I made a decision to simply keep on with my hand-held belt sander. It’s a cheerful medium between a ground sander and a bit of 5-inch random orbit sander, like one that you just may use to sand a desk high. The belt sander may be very highly effective, so it will get the job achieved. The down aspect is that I’ve to be down on my knees to sand the ground. {That a} particular “professional” to the ground sander. You get up to make use of a ground sander. However to me, being on my knees to sand the ground was a small worth to pay for avoiding the effort of an enormous ground sander and avoiding the price of rental for over per week.

I nonetheless need to sand the again entry, which is the one space that has already been painted. However once more, I don’t must take away all the paint. I simply must do away with any ridges the place the design was taped off and painted, and the place the painted “rug” meets the whitewashed ground.

Sanding the toilet ground would be the hardest half just because I’ll want to maneuver the bathroom and the vainness out of the room fully. That’s going to be an actual ache, but it surely needs to be achieved.

But it surely’s getting there! I’m hoping that by the top of the day right now, I’ll have the complete ground sanded, vacuumed, cleaned, and primed. If issues go completely, possibly I may even paint it, however that could be pushing it.

As a aspect be aware, I’m very enthusiastic about giving this toilet a bit of makeover. I’m going to vary the partitions, the tile, and the vainness shade.

I don’t have my plans fully nailed down simply but just because no matter I do on this toilet relies on what I do within the again entry. I must determine on that first, after which make plans for the toilet. However the vainness shade wants to vary as a result of I’ve a sense it’ll be too near (however not fairly the identical as) the colour that I’ll be utilizing on the studio cupboards. They’ll be related however off simply sufficient in order that it’ll seem like a mistake moderately than a coordinated choice.

Talking of the again entry, I do suppose I’ve decided on that. I’m going to make use of the wallpaper in that space, however as of proper now, I plan to wallpaper the higher partitions and do wainscoting on the decrease partitions. I believe that’ll give them sufficient sample and shade, whereas retaining them from trying too busy (for me). They’ll be simply busy sufficient. 😀

I’ve additionally determined to maintain the blue ceiling in the primary room. I like the concept of a flower backyard on the primary wall and a ceiling the colour of the sky. However the partitions will nonetheless be white. So I simply performed round with the concept of bringing that blue into the again entry. That’s not a agency choice but. I simply needed to see what it’d seem like.

However I’m getting forward of myself. I want to complete the ground first! So I’m off to do extra sanding. I’m hoping for a productive and uninterrupted work day right now, as a result of I’m prepared to maneuver on to the following venture quickly!