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June 4, 2010

here it is, it’s totally been done for weeks but maybe we’ve been so busy enjoying the room to remember to post about it, eeeehhh! very excited

Well… it is practically done- we still have to put a coat of poly (or perhaps tung oil) on the shelves, one more coat of polymerized linseed oil on the floor and the doors on the bottom part of the book shelves to contain our printer and modem cord explosion.  We are so psyched with how the room came to fruition, it’s better than we imagined and exudes a slightly steam-punk/ speakeasy kind of vibe that offsets the light and airy atmosphere of the rest of the house thus far.

The shelves are all made out of a standard oak plywood with edge banding and a mixture of ebony and mahogany stain.  Mr. Meadowbroke cut out all of the pieces at his studio and brought them home to assemble, ikea style.  The bar top is white marble, taken out of our stash of scavenged marble from a building scheduled for demolition.  We actually scored about 10 times that amount- all removed from the bathrooms, windows and wall bases of this 150 yr old factory complex where our studio happens to exist.  The remaining marble is dedicated to be cut into strips for a herringbone patterned floor in our upstairs bathroom!

I’ve had the drafting table for years; one of Ma Broke’s friends gave it to me after his mother who was an architect(I think I’m remembering this correctly) passed away.  I’ll always have this around.  The light fixture, which I have posted about before, we made following the design by Lindsey Adelman. And we got the ladder at HGR Industrial Surplus years ago… it is the best resource for obscure slightly industrial beat up stuff.

ps. sorry for how big and self-congratulatory posting all of these images are, but this sucker took a looooong time.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Roger permalink
    June 4, 2010 3:20 pm

    OMG… you guys are OVER THE TOP !!!! cant wait to see it in person!!! love it !!!

    • June 4, 2010 3:24 pm

      AH! You and Russ have to come over for a drink soon! It’s really funny the whole time we were painting, I kept saying that it felt like we were standing inside of a men’s tie because the colors were so intense! but, now I loooove it

  2. June 5, 2010 3:17 am

    So Beautiful! Fantastic job!

  3. mike permalink
    June 15, 2010 3:38 pm

    i don’t know what to say, but i want to say something.
    jeeeze. amazing.

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