The conversion of the storage room into a studio at OUR shop, is coming along very well. Mr Messy has now almost finished the redecorating, painting the walls a flat grey, which is apparently a great neutral background for studio walls, that can be brightened and changed with creative lighting. A new more attractive and practical flooring has been fitted - we've now got funky grey/silver cushion floor instead of the horrible bright blue industrial carpeting that was in there previously.
Next in is the joiner to fit a run of kitchen base and wall units along one wall to provide large amounts of storage, which we still need! I have been building up our "seasonal window props" and changes of cushion covers etc to match, and don't want to have to try and store these at home - I'm trying to clear things out here not add to them!! And then there is all the general photographic equipment that needs to be stored somewhere too, although Mr Messy's camera equipment is so expensive that it is only insurable if we keep it at home, and cover it with a specialist insurance policy!
Mr Messy is hoping to go and buy the kitchen units and worktop this weekend, and get the joiner to accompany him so that the joiner can fit it all in his van. If they can manage to organise this, then the units will be fitted next week and the studio will be up and running by weekend :-)