The siding is finished on the two-story garage/workshop/art studio. Jon had the siding milled to match the siding on the 120 year old barn.
Jon worked on the art studio (second floor) last weekend. He installed the baseboard, and hung the closet door. We also have heat in the studio and in Jon's workshop below.
We talked about the layout for the countertops, and I measured and put down blue painters tape on the floor to mark location of the countertops and canvas storage, and left a drawing to show Jon how I imagine the finished art supply space will look.
Jon carefully removed (sawed off) the backsplash on the prefabricated countertops to accommodate the rather tall windows he installed.
Why we chose those tall windows:
I found the 29x57 windows for the art studio at Lowes, reduced to $45 each. Original price $245.00 each. The downside--they came without screens. Months later, I went to Lowe's to order screens for the windows--and can you believe on that very day, at the ordering desk, right behind me, was a large rolling rack in the middle of the aisle. I looked at it, and couldn't believe what I saw . . . . 9 screens for my 29x57 windows reduced to $5.00 each. I bought all 9 screens . . . and saved another $225.
Last weekend Jon and I discussed the function and form of the 4 inch shelf that will travel around the perimeter of the art studio walls. Positioned at a height of 55" the 4 inch shelf will store student's wet paintings. This is be the same style of shelf/railing Jon installed in the upstairs bathroom.