Studio Rennovation


Follow the story of our studio renovation from smelly oil stained concrete floors to beautiful creative paradise.  Posts are in ascending order from the beginning to the present.



In the Beginning
In the Beginning

In April 2022, HawkArt bought a farm.  On this farm we have a building (ee aye ee aye oh) that was previously used as a shop to work on cars.  We decided to renovate it and turn it into an art studio.  This is the beginning.

No Small Feat
No Small Feat

Inside the studio, there were dirty oil stained floors, smelly gas fumes, and spiders... lots of spiders.  Our work was cut out for us.

This job is not for the faint of heart!

Mops and Brooms and Bleach... OH MY!
Mops and Brooms and Bleach... OH MY!

And Fullers Earth, don't forget Fullers Earth... 

We swept and mopped and hosed and squeegeed and pressure washed every weekend for 2 months.

Oh Say Can You Sea
Oh Say Can You Sea

My vision was to create an ocean and beach inside the studio.  After acid etching the clean floor and choosing my colors, I used 6 gallons of paint in various colors to make the vision a reality.

Drift with the Tide
Drift with the Tide

And behold... a wood heater washes up on my shore to keep us warm in the studio during the winter.

Going Into Details
Going Into Details

I overlaid my floor mural with epoxy resin to give it a truly wet look.  I think it makes it kind of fun.

Reclaimed Barnwood
Reclaimed Barnwood

We reclaimed wood from an old barn on the property to use as baseboards.