This week’s WordPress Challenge is ‘Room,’ and these photos show how a farm bodega transformed into a unique studio space. Enjoy the pictorial! Z
Let’s peer inside the bodega!
After the shrimp-farm items were removed, the cleanup began!
My friend Barbara volunteered to help clean and paint the floor! She shared amusing Postcard updates as the floor progressed. Here’s the first of four: Postcards from Zeebra’s Flying Carpet.
Rather than prep the entire floor and risk damaging the Agua-Stop barrier, we moved from section to section. We painted the turtle on cotton/vinyl fabric as a test; the rest of the designs were painted directly on the concrete floor. (Moisture sometimes rises through the concrete and stains the sealed image.)
Gaining confidence, we brought the turtle to life then prepped the next section of floor. Barb knew that I planned to paint tiles, but she might have mutinied if she’d known what was waiting on the drawing board!
The first section was sealed, and half a year passed before ‘Stage Two’ began. Every magic carpet needs its own personal compass, don’t you agree?
The four-foot wide compass area received it’s protective finish, and the tile work resumed another month later.
Are you ready to take a peek inside the finished space?
How fun it is to open those bodega doors and step into a magical world!
Although I often paint at a table, I also work at floor level.
I agree with my friend Xavier, who often exclaims, “I can never tell what’s painted and what’s real!’
Little by little, the forlorn bodega transformed into a unique living space! It triggers many smiles, especially when visitors see it for the first time. Thanks for taking the cyber tour of my studio! Please sign the guest book/comment section below!