Well folks, I had other projects and things to tell you about from this past weekend but the office/music room just can’t wait.
It’s (mostly) done!
We put together the FLOR area rug and cleared out all the furniture orphans (banished to the basement with my ever-growing alley finds collection).
We managed to fit in all of JT’s amps, guitars and miscellaneous equipment. Thanks to my luck at IKEA, we had an extra faux sheepskin to create a bench on our Gap sweater drawer (right now holding, you guessed it, miscellaneous musical equipment.)
This will be a great room for listening to our vinyl collection. Although once it was all organized (alphabetically) on the shelf, the vinyl collection didn’t look so big.
I was finally able to get all of our books out of storage and organized. Feels good. The little black clip lamps came from our IKEA escapade as well. I spray painted the wire pulls black as well to give it a little extra pop.
We’ve been hanging out in here all weekend. Sophie and Shenanigan stayed away for a while because all the furniture re-arranging seems to frighten them. But after things had been settled in for a little bit, they came sniffing around to see what was going on.
That may be one of my favorite pictures ever.
Sophie and Shenanigan love listening to music. We call them studio dogs because they like to hang out while JT plays.
That’s Shenanigan posing with JT’s newest guitar. I’m still not sold on it as he traded the Gretsch for it. I really liked the Gretsch . . . maybe I would like the new one better if JT would hurry up and make me an Explorer? (Hint, hint.)
Sophie seems to like it though. Traitor.
So, for now, things are in good working order in the office/music room. I still need to figure out a window treatment situation as the bamboo shades we have on the windows now don’t really provide privacy at night. We did go look at the office from the backyard and alley and thankfully you can’t see the hanging guitars from the street. I also have two more alley orphans downstairs awaiting money for reupholstery, so I want to eventually change out the two chairs for something more comfortable. I also am working on lighting and a few other little projects. My house will never really be “finished” though, so we’re going to enjoy the music room as it is for now. It’s come a long way baby!
PS — The before pictures are so horrible I didn’t want to put them up here. If for some reason you want to assail your eyeballs, you can see them here.
PPS — If anyone knows of a good photographer in the STL area willing to barter me some good music room photos for design help on their own house, put me in contact. My photos need an upgrade!