There has been some shuffling in the studio!
Oh yes! *rubbing hands in excitement*
We have shelves!
They still smell of fresh paint... (actually no, that's not pleasant, the excitement got the better of me there...)
I love the curves of the brackets.
I found them in my local antique shop in need of some loving care. They had probably been there for years. They are enameled cast iron sink brackets.
The top ones are my favourites. I was so excited when, peeling off the old paint covering them, I found a 'made in Scotland' mark.
The shelves were a good excuse to do a little woodwork outside in the sunshine.
Did I ever tell you that when I was floating between my old job and starting up Three Red Apples, I was looking into traditional boat building courses? I went to visit one of the few schools in the UK which happens to be not far from here. Their workshops were amazing (right on the sea front), the smell was amazing, and the people so friendly...
I couldn't afford the fees in the end, which is just as well because I would never have met you all! I also looked into building wooden playhouses... but I decided it would be much easier to start with what I had, a big pile of fabrics and the sewing machine Ade had bought me as a Christmas present.
Now the last important bit for my studio to be fully operational, you know, so I can get into a prolific state :), is a cabinet for storing my fabrics. And last night, the shelves of ebay delivered!! It was a very long seven days wait, but it seems I was the only one who wanted it. I feel like the cat who got the cream, with a big white grin, might even have reached the end of my nose...
Can't wait to go and collect it...
There will be more sanding, priming, painting, and maybe even some gluing. You will be the first to see it!