I'm grateful for the creative efforts of Big Medium who host the studio tours each year. This has given Austin artists a new platform to expand our borders and safely show our spaces online to reach new audiences beyond what we traditionally may have been able to reach in pre-Covid world.
Wow! I had a lot of fun digging up these before photos! I started the project in April 2019 soon after I got the keys to the space. Although this was not my first renovation, this was the first renovation I did completely solo. Every aspect from finance, design and project management was handled by yours truly. I feel as though going through this experience has earned me the right of passage, perhaps an upgrade at the airport, free appetizers for life at denny's or something?
Demo Day! Yup, posed for this pic and that was about as much saw action that happened for me. So glad I didn't have to stay for the messiness.
We took out a lot of walls and reconfigured most of the space. Luckily, the loft area and kitchenette were already in place, I only had to pull it out and replace the fixtures.
In my new design I added two sinks, one to clean brushes and paint and the other for lunch dishes.
Removing this second floor storage space and garage area added so much light and space to the space. Also adding a central heating and air conditioning unit with exposed duct work gave the space such a cool industrial look. I also had the floors done as well as painted the walls and ceiling to give the space a cohesiveness. Lighting and electrical upgrades made a huge difference as well.
And voila... the fruit of my labor...
Now, what tour would be complete with out a SALE to kick it off?