I sourced all of my doors and windows from antique stores or Restore a building Goodwill store.  The shell was up in less than a day and then the real work actually began.  We spent about 6 months doing all the finishing work.  Insulation, drywall, electriciy, flooring, lighting, and painting..you name it, we did it.  It was an enjoyable time but I was chomping at the bit for all of that hard work to be over so the real fun could begin...DECORATING!  I love all things vintage, salvaged, and antique.  

 

One of my best scores was a vintage watchmakers bench that I got from my favorite vintage market Sweet Salvage.  The building was designed for it to fit perfectly in the back of the space with about 6 inches on the side for pvc tubes that I made to fit all of my glass.  I then had metal cut to cover the wood top to protect it, since hot glass could fall on it.  We piped in the oxygen and propane lines and built a custom hood and proper ventilation.

 

One of my favorite items in my shelving unit I designed taking into account every aspect of the shelf.  Planning was the key to making this piece functional, especially since the space is relatively small. We built this out of reclaimed wood and iron welding pipe.  It adds to the charm while providing enormous storage with still room for my treasures.

 

 

Studio

   In 2012 my first official studio was completed.  This process was one of the most enjoyable times I've ever had.  It was truely a work of love and dedication by my loved ones.  It now provides me with a place to teach lampworking and jewelry classes, as well as a dedicated workspace.

 

I drew numerous designs carefully taking into account every need and aspect for the space.  Even where it would be placed in my yard was careful consideration.  I contacted many different architects and then finally decided that I could customize a tuff shed with the exact dimensions and placement of windows and doors that I wanted.  

 

I sourced all of my doors and windows from antique stores or Restore a building Goodwill store.  The shell was up in less than a day and then the real work actually began.  We spent about 6 months doing all the finishing work.  Insulation, drywall, electriciy, flooring, lighting, and painting..you name it, we did it.  It was an enjoyable time but I was chomping at the bit for all of that hard work to be over so the real fun could begin...DECORATING!  I love all things vintage, salvaged, and antique.  

 

One of my best scores was a vintage watchmakers bench that I got from my favorite vintage market Sweet Salvage.  The building was designed for it to fit perfectly in the back of the space with about 6 inches on the side for pvc tubes that I made to fit all of my glass.  I then had metal cut to cover the wood top to protect it, since hot glass could fall on it.  We piped in the oxygen and propane lines and built a custom hood and proper ventilation.

 

One of my favorite items in my shelving unit I designed taking into account every aspect of the shelf.  Planning was the key to making this piece functional, especially since the space is relatively small. We built this out of reclaimed wood and iron welding pipe.  It adds to the charm while providing enormous storage with still room for my treasures.

 

 

 
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