This is going to be a big week for the studio! After tearing down the sheets on the wall, we sort of realized why they were put up in the first place... to cover some cracks in the concrete, yikes! Fortuntately, all the cracks can be easily filled and none of them appear to be letting any water in, phew! After the cracks are fixed, next step is primer & paint, hallelujah. I keep telling myself once it's all painted one color it will be magical, I have a feeling magical isn't going to quite be the word, but nevertheless, I'M EXCITED!
The milk house has 4 doorways, 2 exterior doors and 2 interior. One of the interior doors was between the first room (future workspace) and the second room (future sign storage space) so we went ahead and took that door off the hinges. That way the studio is a little more open. The second interior doorway is the one that leads to the well room, you know my feelings about that room and a door will definitely be going up there.
Okay so let's talk about the two exterior doors. I've added some pictures for reference and you'll have to use your imagination here. The door that leads to the first room (future office) is the only door I use. It's the red door, very sturdy, latches well, and it's the closest door to the barn. Why does that matter? Because right now, the barn is my only source of electricity and water. I also walk through the barn to get to the house (where my current studio is) so this door is definitely the most accessible by foot. This door also sits on a concrete slab, which is awesome for rolling things in and out and not having to worry about mud, uneven ground, water seeping in, etc.
The second door is a different story. It's white, it's old, it's dry rotted, and the interior side has been completely closed off. BUT I really want that door to be useable because it faces the road, which means I can back my jeep up to it for loading and unloading and it opens right into my storage room. Super ideal. So, all we have to do is cut the door out, fix the dry rotting (is that even possible?) add hinges, and make it swing outward now, instead of in.. That way I get to keep the original door and have a loading/unloading spot - How hard can that be?
Ps. I have hired a contractor (Eppie) he has done awesome work for Faith Farm for 17 years now and even though he doesn't act like it, I know he's honored to help me do this! LOL.. He literally thinks I've lost my mind.
Keep you posted!