Monday, August 31, 2009

Off to work I go..

After many, many great big cups of coffee in the morning, I open this door from my kitchen and step into my workshop. I built these 3 panels to replace the regular glass that was in the door--a few too many drinks one night and I put my hand through one of the panes. I gave up drinking--it never agreed with me anyway. But, its great to have the kitchen right close by--coffee and snacks all day long.

This was a carport when we bought this house a few years ago, actually more like a garage that never had a door. My husband and I went window shopping and began enclosing the front. We found these two large windows from a local window business for a pretty fair price--the owner ordered the wrong color (they were supposed to be tinted) for a bank job. But, man--they were really heavy. We had a local boxer who was working nearby come and help set them in place. The windows are great, they let in so much light and I can always look out to see if anything interesting is going on out there--things like butterflies and birds...

Here's how things look on any given day. I thought I would clean things up before I took pictures, but then I would be lost. I figure January will be a good time to clean up. There's some glass stored against the wall, some tools and my glass grinder.

This used to be our dining table--haha! Its just too big to be inside the house, so I got it as a work table. I used to feel bad everytime I'd build a box and scratch up the surface with a razor knife--not anymore. There's some more glass stored under the table along with different size shipping boxes.

This side door doesn't open anymore, we sealed it shut--but its still nice to have more light come inside. I'm sharing this area over here with hubby and some of his stuff.

I had a call from a local business last week to come pick up some goodies. I'm lucky that they save their packaging materials for me--its like a goldmine, really and saves on the environment, also.
The kitties aren't allowed out here--its much too dangerous for them with bits of glass all around and nasty chemicals and such. But, when I feel the need I can sneak back inside and give them all kisses.





5 comments:

Katie said...

Love the panels for the door! Great colors. And super cool studio.

fookaDESIGNS said...

Great space! Thanks for sharing!

Celtic Cat said...

Your studio is lovely! Love the window with all your glasswork
displayed in it!

Celtic Cat said...

Your studio is lovely! Love the window with all your glasswork
displayed in it!

Celtic Cat said...

Oops! I don't know what happened!?