Friday, October 23, 2009

A husband from heaven!

Not all husbands are made equal!
And I have to share how great mine is with you. This is WH (now referred to as wonderful husband), on his all fours the last few days putting new flooring in my workshop. We tore up carpeting, found cement. Then went to Home Depot to explore the possibilities that would be within the budget. Lo and behold, they have a new product out now, called Traffic Master Dimensions by Allure. This isn't an advertisement for it, but it is way cool. I picked out the pine, which is an aged, knotty pine look. I have to tell you, I LOVE it! And it is vinyl, so it will be durable, when I drop a hammer on it! No denting, no scratching.
So this is WH putting in the first few boards of it, or planks I guess you would say. It all sticks together, no nails, no screws. It's a floating floor, like the Pergo stuff, only vinyl.
And my friend Diana Frey came speeding to my urgent call the other morning, while I was on my way to the paint store, to help me pick out a color for the walls, other than white! I started with greens, then she quickly directed me to my favorite color, a blue. This soft, zen blue looks like my favorite gem...aquamarines! Since our house it at the ocean, it works so well. Thank you dear friend, you saved me! So I got to do the painting, took me about four hours.
See how those planks bend, then they just stick to each other. We were so amazed how easily this went in....well, I was! No actually, so was WH.
And, voila! He finished the last strips tonight. That is my closet, I took the doors off of, against the advice of WH. But he finally relented, and is going with the flow now! So, the furniture gets moved in as soon as the floor base boards to up. I hope to have it somewhat put back together by Monday or Tuesday. Then off to Ikea next weekend for some more storage. I have never had enough storage to put all this junk in, and doing more mixed media jewelry, oh my gosh, anyone else have a problem with storage in their workshops? I mean, all the fabrics, ribbons, papers, glues, resins, beads, beads, beads!! Oh well, maybe I'll take over another room soon?
Say, why don't you post pictures of your workshop for everyone to see. I would love to see anyone's workshop who reads this. Or, send me pics, and I'll post them for you. Wouldn't that be fun to see where we all create?


Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Looks wonderful! Even in the up close pictures you can't tell that it's not wood. He deserves a big pat on the back.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! My husband is also very handy, it's great.
Do post some more photos of the progress.

Narrative jewelry said...

Très joli Riki, your husband is an angel. I had the same problem as you, where to store things ? As my husband isn't handy, i have to do it myself... and to find solutions.

Belle journée à vous Riki,


connie said...

how exciting riki!! can't wait to see all the progress! floor is wonderful and love the aquamarine! I see an article in "where Woman Create" coming soon! ha!

Stephani Gorman said...

Looks awesome so far! You have such great light in there, I look forward to your seeing your finished project! Ikea is one of my favorite stores to get lost in! LOL

Anonymous said...

hello again,

thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. here are links to my posts about my space, although at this moment it isn't that clean :)

Riki Schumacher said...

Wow! Guys check out the amazing workshop that Marbella Jewelry Designs set up! Now that is organization. I'm in total awe. Love the over the door organizers, that is genious! I might have to borrow that idea! Thanks for sending the links.

diane said...

Oh, Riki....I am SO excited for you! I feel as if your new studio is mine~lol.
I do know that all husbands are not created equal. They broke the mold with ours =)
Luv the color of the walls, and the new flooring is absolutely so cool!

Charlene said...

Love the blue color on the walls! Leave it to Diana to find the PERFECT color. I am into the robin's egg blue right now(bought a yummy cup & saucer this weekend in that color). The floor looks great & WH is doing fine work. Can't wait to see it finished. I think photos of our studios were be great but, it would take me using a shovel to get mine in shape to show. :) Don't work to hard & I vote for taking over another room.

slommler said...

Great floor!! I hear you about storage!! I am always looking for good storage solutions. I love The Container Store!! They have some great products!