Floralands Farm Park and Garden Village Studio
Today I am blogging about something so very exciting! For the last few months I have been building a new studio!!! It is set in the heart of Floralands Farm Park and Garden Village in Lambley Nottingham, and I hope it will be ready by the beginning of March. It is an amazing space and set in a wonderful location. Great for siblings that come to the shoot because once they are done in the studio they can be taken to play on the park and feed the animals! Now when I say building a new studio I don’t mean getting a builder in to do all the work! I mean myself moi!!! Can you believe it!! With the help of a friend whom I could not have done without who also makes amazing wooden newborn Props!! ( Check out his website Wondrous Woods but not till he has finished helping me he-he) Also my best friend and assistant now my painting buddy!
So still not complete but I would love to share my progress with you now so you can follow my journey.
The entrance/ Viewing room
Here are some images after a little work has been done to it.
Shooting room progress
Insulating the ceiling
Who is this mad woman? oh yes that would be me!
Let loose with a nail gun ha-ha! Don’t worry plasterboard screws went in as well!
Saving on a plasterer not sure it was worth it I NEVER EVER want to see poly-filler, Scrim tape and sand paper ever ever again!!!
Starting to paint the ceiling Oooops he-he!
And whilst I am stuck up a scaffold Alison starts on the walls.
This is me I need to split myself by about 7 times with all the work that needs to be done!!
This is how I am feeling about now ha-ha
Beams and Chandeliers up on finished ceiling
Now to start the floor. Raising it slightly before laying the Solid Oak floor. The back wall that is black will not be painted as I am having the solid floor on the wall as a backdrop also.
So that is all we have got up to with the shooting room for now.
This will be the Toilet and kitchen area. Here is what we have done so far.
Dividing to make two rooms.
Plasterboard up and ceiling beams in.
Stairs starting to go in.
So that is how far I am with the Kitchen this is the Toilet area. Using up the remaining wood we have so I don’t have to get any more. All pipework done for my oak and stone sink that will be going in!
Walls being insulated.
We finished plaster boarding it today but I have not taken any images yet.
Even my little boy has been getting in on the act!
My viewing room and entrance hall will have a children’s play area just where you can see the patterned wall paper. The rest of the walls, although white have a wallpaper on with a lovely embedded pattern in it. There will be my Art all over the walls. The room is Decorated but now just looks like a building site!!
So that is it for now! I can’t wait till this is finished. I will keep blogging as it grows into something so special to me!
Even though I could not afford to get a builder in as I was quoted 15k for about half of what needed doing I am glad I am doing it myself. It is such an achievement and makes it all the more special!
Thanks for taking a look at my new studio, watch this space as we get more work done.