Building a Studio

In the Beginning

I began re-working on this barn in the Fall of 2011.  Not having a enough space to work  prompted me to convert a hay loft in our old barn into a studio. My family began the barn while I was in high school.  In recent years, the barn was vacant and only used for storage. As you can see from the initial images, the barn hadn't even been closed in. This space was originally intended to be a hayloft, so nothing is standard and has to be tailor made to fit.  My dad has been helping me a lot and due to working and teaching, it has taken roughly a year to get to its current state.  I still have some work to do, but I hope to have it completed within the next week or so. 

 Trying to paint in the summer was rough! The sun beat down on the roof and there was no getting away from the heat.

Trying to paint in the summer was rough! The sun beat down on the roof and there was no getting away from the heat.

 I used an old  sliding glass door for the large windows.

I used an old  sliding glass door for the large windows.

 Outside view

Outside view

 Finally got the tin on in the early spring of 2012

Finally got the tin on in the early spring of 2012

 Still have a lot of old oak boards up there. 

Still have a lot of old oak boards up there. 

 Drywall.......I hate Drywall..............

Drywall.......I hate Drywall..............

 Got rid of the rust and sealed the top with some White Black Jack.

Got rid of the rust and sealed the top with some White Black Jack.

 Finally finished the drywall and such.

Finally finished the drywall and such.

 Track lights and Drawing board.  Also making custom glass doors on the saw horses.

Track lights and Drawing board.  Also making custom glass doors on the saw horses.

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