It has been a while since I last sat down and blogged, and I find that when I do not do it, I think about doing it all day long. This is why I am going to purpose to keep you all more updated here than I recently have. Busy or not, this is my passion and Ihave to make the time to just jot down a few little thoughts and keep you all reading when you should be working! 🙂
There have been many wonderful events and developments happening here at Blossom’s so if you need to, grab a cup of joe or tea, this is going to be a long one!
Progress on the Studio Remodel
After many hours of back cracking work, the peel and stick floor tiles have been removed. The concrete has been sanded and resurfaced and the floor is now sporting it trendy new Humboldt Earth brown skin. Our original thought was to resurface the floor and stain the concrete much like that of many event venues around town. It has a wonderful marble feel to it and it incredibly resistant to stain and wear and tear. Once we realized that the builder of the space we call our studio, used construction adhesive to apply those little stubborn floor tiles, and that the removal of them left the bare concrete in such disrepair, the cost and effort far outweighed the potential enhancement. I am a compromising gal, and having some interior design expertise, decided to go with a concrete paint with some grit added for anti slip. Michael was skeptical of the color choice at first, wondering if the dark brown earth tone would be too much and darken the space. Once the floor was painted and the grit was broadcast we dusted off our hands and walked away. I was secretly very pleased with the outcome and wanted to give it some time to cure before I explored Michaels attitude on it.
Sunday morning came and after a nice breakfast with the kids, we journeyed back out to the Studio, with coffe cups in hand and revealed the fruit of our labors. Not bad!
"Humboldt Earth" Concrete paint
After the floor was completed and dried the necessary time, it was time to reconstruct the room. After all, a floral studio is going to need all of the necessary structure to create those beautiful florals that you are all looking for! We reconnected our new stainless steel, three weel sink and hot water heater. Next we placed the stainless steel floral processing table and the cabinets and countertops. All that was left was to bring in all of the boxes that carefully contained all of the paint, tape, wire, tools, glass and accessories!
It looks pretty empty down there, but that is where they are going to cut a hole in the wall for the walk in cooler!
The curtained off area was just a ordinary closet when we started. No shelves and a huge pile of “stuff” just shoved in there in no particular order. Now it is an incredibly functional space for storing vases, and supplies out of the dusty design space.
Once a dark hole, now a functional storage area with style
Just a little glimpse of the shelves and their contents
We have been struggling with a solution for storing all of the ribbon rolls that I have collected over the years, and while Michael was doing some research, we found the perfect solution. We still need to complete the finishing touches on the ribbon holder, so I am not going to share pictures of it just yet. I am totally in love with this solution. I just hope that it doesn’t inspire me to want to purchase more ribbon! Once it is done, I will be sure to get it up!
All that is left is to purchase a few more work stationtions for the side wall and the center of the room. We need space for people to work on wedding and event designs, as well as room for clients when they come in for a planned “Blossoming Design Session” If you don’t know what that is, be sure to email me for more information. Blossom@blossomstx.com
The studio bath room is just about done, all that I have to complete is finding the perfect frames to hang some of our floral photographs on the walls in that space. We have replaced the mirror, updated the light fixtures, painted the ceiling and walls, new towel rod and accessories. I even created a flowering tree for the corner of the room to create a little drama!
I have to travel the city today to purchase the final items for the studio today, including the workstations, casters, picture frames and stools. Hopefully I can find everything I need without too much running around! I would really like to get a pedicure!