Jun 19, 2015

the great third floor remodel of 2015, part two

I feel like the luckiest quilter in the world. My studio remodel is making great progress... and soon I will have the studio people dream about. But at this moment, it is still a bit of a mess... I have stuff everywhere... overflowing several rooms.

Below is the BEFORE photo of my cutting table --- it was a custom built-in cabinet. Getting it un-attached from the wall was no easy task.

Now its a stand alone beautiful island table and cutting surface. I am in awe of the work these carpenters can do. This thing will last a lifetime. And yes, this is the very same table in both photos - it somehow looks twice as big without the walls around it. I was so happy it could be salvaged and repaired. 

 New doors are hung.

And a photo that may interest only me... new lights have been installed in the ceiling. These are perfectly aimed in rows situated over the sewing table and also the island cutting table. Can't wait to flip the switch and soak in all this perfect lighting!

I truly appreciated all the nice comments I got when I first posted about this remodel. It is so fun to see other people's studios too... especially fellow quilters. By blogging about my own remodel, I learned about lots of other people who were also doing remodels, or had just finished. Having a great studio is a dream a lot of us share.

linking up with Off the Wall Fridays 
and Finish it Up Friday


  1. what are the perfect lights, tell tell
    I tried doing lights over the cutting table but I shadowed it leaning over the table.
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  2. This is coming along nicely and so fast! When you set your mind to something there is no time wasted! Your cutting table is envious too! Teresa, this is just amazing!

  3. I'm trying not to be envious. This is going to be so fabulous! Be sure to sow us the finished product.

  4. I want to know so much! Like LA Paylor, I wonder about your lights-type and placement. Your cutting table is open underneath except some drawers-may I ask why you chose to keep that area open? Thank you so much-I assume you are very busy with the remodel!

  5. major studio envy - love love the lighting and the table!! I have lights over my work table too and the way I combat shadows is a $10 standing lamp from walmart aimed at the table. Also I keep my under table open so I can sit at the table and my legs go underneath!

  6. That is a very cool table....lots of storage ! I can't wait to see what color you paint the walls !

  7. This is going to be so wonderful. Yes, there are advantages to them growing up and out.