Oh my! I am sooo excited to share with you what’s new. You see, I had an idea some time ago to transform our living + dining rooms into an in-home gallery. I had a ‘duh, why didn’t I think about this before?’ moment. As my husband and I work mostly in our office/studio, those two rooms were underutilized.
As I produced more paintings, mainly large pastel paintings, my office just couldn’t hold any many frames. So when I was learning about studio tours, I discovered that some artists had in-home galleries. I thought, what a brilliant idea!
Here’s what we did:
- First, we donated our large tv and two bulky sofas to goodwill.
- Then, the painting part. We only got a quote from one of the painters, even though we had two come by. But the price that he gave us was way, way too much. We suspected this was due to the location of our home.
- Then my husband suggested that we should try painting the walls ourselves. I didn’t think it was a good idea at first, but then said to myself, why not?
- So we watched tons of videos on YouTube and learned a lot. We also got advice from a customer rep from Home Depot about the materials. One thing that stuck with me was when he told us, ‘if it’s your own home do whatever you want. And don’t be afraid to make mistakes’. Wow, what powerful, simple advice. That gave us the confidence to jump in with both feet into this project.
Want to see more? Go read part 2.