another wall

Sometimes it feels like all I´m doing is making good work places. I hardly ever do any art work.

The ceramic studio is on a break. Now I do the sewing and silver smithing studio.

This is what the studio looked like when we just moved in. As you can se there´s no rail or anything to protect you from falling down the stairs. Kind of scary. Also I had to put my big workbench somewhere, and after trying to put it under the angled celing I realised I was not going to be able to stand straight to work. So I got an idea. Lets make a wall next to the stairs, that way no one will fall down, and I will have a good spot for the workbench.

Back to the lumberyard for more lumber and plaster boards. I did call my dad so he could come and help me getting started.

This is how far we got when my dad helped me. Now I´m on my own again.

More studs.

Plaster boards.

Other side, insulation and more plaster boards. Doing the small ones again.


Painted once. And i also put oil stain on the big stud to make i match the lumber in the ceiling.

Admiring my work from the pull out sofa I thought it might be nice with some wallpaper. I´ve had my eyes on one for a while now, wich I would like to put in all the hallways in the house. That´s an upcoming project, and I would really like to see that beautiful wallpaper on a wall now. I placed an order, and two days later the wallpaper arrived and I got it up there the same day after work.Of course, there are ferns.

All done!

The work bench has found a good place, and hopefully no one will fall down the stairs.



a wall is rising

Making a wall is not really hard. It just takes time, planning and patience. I don´t really possess a lot of planning skills or patience, and at the moment, not a lot of time either. There´s so much to be done to the house we moved to. So whenever I work in the ceramic studio I steal time from the house. That makes me kind of stressed out.

But some work has been done!

I did a stupid thing, wich often happens because of my disability to make plans. I had one small jar of this beautiful pink paint, and I used it on the side of the sliding door that´s gonna be hidden behind the wall and never being seen by anybody. If I used it on the left side of the door it would have been just enough.

What to to with the ugly pipes?

Since I did all the work by myself, I didn´t have a chance to put plaster boards on the back of the wall before rising it, therefor I put chicken wire in the back of each square to keep the insulation in place.


Next step, plastic.


Insulation and plaster boards. I had to go with the 60X120 cm, because the big once are to heavy, when working alone.


All covered.


Wall filling in place!


Since I´m going to try to put tiles on the wall above the sink, I only painted the top of the wall. Don´t wanna waste paint right??? And now I had to go with white on the sliding door, since I´m out of pink.

I was very lucky. We went to my mother in laws old house to collect firewood. I found left over tiles from when she did renovation in her bathroom. Of course I could have them. When we got back home I counted and meassured, I would be able to cover half the wall above the sink, with three tiles left!!!


I made a frame for the sink. I got a helping hand from my mother in law to get the sink up there.


Look!!! I did it, all the tiles are up on the wall. And they´re straight too.

Next step, tab and plumbing. I also need to build a sludge separator.