So now that all the holes had been filled in the wall (and my knee!) , I was back to it. The next stage was to choose and design the interior layout. I used the Glasgow Tenement red sandstone colours as inspiration. All splashed with a bit of yellow of course.
I used these colours to paint lots and lots of giant pick up sticks. These are now with the carpenter to make some weird and interesting shop furniture I have come up with.
I next wanted to create different sections by using colour and shape. I reclaimed wood and wall brackets the previous Bike Plus tenants left behind to create these shelves, the circular one was a particular labour of love. With hand sawing, sanding edges and lots of paint I am chuffed with the results. I'm doing most of the work myself, one way to keep costs down as well as recycling lots of left behinds.
The boldest and most expensive item I have chosen was a bright yellow floor! I found some great tiles that interlock and dont need to be glued down so can be reused again which is great. It also meant I could lay it myself saving on fitting costs.
So today I installed my first floor, it took all day but the results are sunshine happiness. Looking forward to tomorrow where my studio walls will be built around that lonely looking chair and white rectangle.
Keep following my Instagram stories if you would like to see more behind the scenes progress, but for now you will have to wait until I open my shop doors before you can see more.
Wish me luck!