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Old 2017-11-27, 5:56pm
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Default Repurposing an "outbuilding" as studio space

Hubby and I gathered the tools, respirators, ladder etc...to "gut" this building down to the studs. As I posted in the bathroom that day, while trying to figure out where the "droppings" on the floor were coming from, I looked up and said to him "Is that a bat?". Hubby picked up a long piece of trim board (maybe 12 feet) and poked around by the dark spot in the ceiling joist. No movement, but as soon as he touched the actual darkness, the darkness hissed at us.

At this point we are totally "eyes UP" looking for other creatures in the ceiling only to find a freakin SNAKESKIN coming out from behind a piece of plywood sort of nailed to the studs.

Hubby calmly picked up all of his tools and on his way out the door said "Yea, that's it for me." We paid a local guy (young 20 something) to rip out the "walls" and insulation. He got rid of the bats too.

So it's 16 X 24. all but an 8 X 8 section will be studio. I forgot to take a picture before we put a real door on it. I'm not sure why they had insulation in there to begin with, as it wasn't sealed up. They have sliding doors in. but theres also about 6 inches of totally open to the outside all the way above them. We boarded it up, and our new windows will ship next week.

The building has it's own electrical service and was wired as a work shop of some sort. We yanked all of the old wiring and are starting with new.
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Old 2017-11-27, 10:23pm
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Looks like it will be a nice space! Good luck
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great space! Glad you could get all the lil' critters out. Love all the windows. Keep posting, I would love to see how this turns out
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You are going to have so much fun turning that space into a gorgeous studio!!!
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Old 2017-11-29, 8:59pm
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I love transforming spaces! I can’t wait to get back to it.
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Old 2017-12-17, 1:23pm
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We are back at the lake through the end of the year. Yesterday 4 of our windows, drywall, insulation, and shiplap for the ceiling were delivered!! After we ordered windows, we realized we wanted 2 more, so those aren't here yet. Sometime in January.
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Old 2017-12-17, 1:28pm
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Our property has 1100 feet of waterfront, but we need to clear a lot of what my hubby calls "scrub" to have a nice view from the studio windows. You can sort of see water through the trees in one of my pictures, but anyway....

4 windows are installed, the framing is done for the office. (that's where the 2 other windows will go.) We've decided on a shiplap ceiling. One of the pictures is of the shiplap still on a pallet.

ETA: the view from our house. This is why I'd like to open up some of the woods by the studio.
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I should have posted this before, but I think it's funny in a lucky sort of way so I'll post it now.

The building had 4 sliding glass doors or partials that they roughly framed in to fit to have windows. (likely junk yard finds). They were all hideous, some broken, and had to go. One of them was really hard to get out and ended up swinging from the back of the building before tumbling into the woods, frame and all. And luckily did not break!!
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What an awesome space!!
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This is going to be such a great space!
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