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 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.
Inside the studio, there were dirty oil stained floors, smelly gas fumes, and spiders... lots of spiders. Our work was cut out
This job is not for the faint of heart!
And Fullers Earth, don't forget Fullers Earth...
We swept and mopped and hosed and squeegeed and pressure washed every weekend for 2 months.
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.
And behold... a wood heater washes up on my shore to keep us warm in the studio during the winter.
I overlaid my floor mural with epoxy resin to give it a truly wet look. I think it makes it kind of fun.
We reclaimed wood from an old barn on the property to use as baseboards.
Trying to keep a beach vibe happening. I found a retro aqua colored refrigerator to add to the theme.