Friday, April 10, 2009

The Creativity Barn

October 2008

It's been over five months since my last progress update on the creativity barn and I must say, not much progressed in five months. But to our defense, it IS Cleveland and there is only so much you can do in sub zero temperatures! The last update I gave was the photo shown above in October of last year. 

For those who are new to my blog and wondering what this monstrosity is, it's a workshop that my fiance and I are building in our backyard. We began in July last year and you can checkout photos from the very beginning on my flickr page here.

January 2009

By January, we had it all sealed up — plywood, windows etc. Minor progress on the inside but most of the time it was just too cold even with one propane and two kerosene heaters.

February 2009

Temperatures warmed enough in February to find a few days for working so progress inside continued. We put up the insulation, ran most of the electrical and began the drywall, upstairs first.

April 2009

Things got cold again so progress haulted for a bit but the coming of Spring brought some new found energy! The past few weeks have consisted of building a wall upstairs, finishing the drywall and turning the outside pink. It's just about ready for siding.


The upstairs is ready for mud. Do you think we have enough electrical outlets? Cause I'm not really sure …


Next project, staircase. I really hate climbing that ladder!



The downstairs is still a complete disaster but here are a couple shots of what will be the two-story climbing wall — shown from the upstairs and downstairs.

What I haven't showed you yet is the old building we torn down to make room for the new one. I have a hysterical video of the demolition somewhere and hopefully can post that for you soon. So, what do you think — should my first 'how-to' post be plans for your own creativity barn? Maybe not…

13 comments:

virtuallori said...

Wow-wow-wow! That's awesome!

And no, you can never have too many outlets. :-)

eNVe said...

wow nik! that is way too cool for words! can't wait to see more progress and the finished product! and that climbing wall is genius! such creative use of space.

Marbella Designs said...

Can't wait to see the completed barn, lucky you!

Cottage In The Sun said...

That looks great - how cool to have such a fun space!

One Little Bird said...

Looks fabulous! Bet you can't wait to get in it!

Brenda // Phydeaux said...

Very cool - like the pink! :D

Michelle Brunner said...

How cool! I want a creativity barn! Hopefully Cleveland will finally start to warm up and you can finish it!

April in CT said...

That is AWESOME!!

M. B. Karger said...

Holey Moley! Consider me green with envy. This is SO cool. Can I come over and play?

Leila Marvel said...

Ooohh how lucky are you!

Jewelry By Artwark (all works COPYRIGHT) said...

That looks fantastic! Kudos to you both for the idea!!!!! and im sure the outlets will ALL come to use!!!

I rock on said...

very very jealous...
:)
can't wait to see pics as you progress!

North and Oak said...

Go Nicole! Go Nicole! Love the update and the photos!!!