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Fused Glass Kitchen Cabinet Door and Drawer Pulls

Finally finished all my Fused Glass kitchen cabinet Door and Drawer Pulls.

I started by out laying out and cutting my glass in 1 and 1/2 inch squares.  I actually started these quite some time back in the old art studio upstairs, and finished them in the new art studio.

I ground the edges so they were not sharp on my glass grinder.

Here is a group all cut and ready to start placing the diachroic pieces on top.

Then I started laying out the little dichroic pieces of glass and the stringers on top of the blue glass and securing them with a drop of clear craft glue, so they don’t move in the kiln as the glass begins to work when firing.

In the top section of the pic above you can see 6 already fused drawer and door pulls.

I fired a total of 47 door and draw pulls.  I needed 45 for my kitchen.  I wanted a couple of extras, just in case one breaks in the future.  Below, another group cleaned, laid out, glued and ready to fire in the kiln.

Below: In the kiln ready to fire.

The two pics below show some of the finished, fired pulls after they came out of the kiln.

Each draw and door pull is a one-of-a-kind original piece of art.

Below is a pic of the backing pieces I purchased especially for mounting on fused glass door and drawer pulls.

Backs epoxied on and ready to mount on the cabinets.

Mounting them on the kitchen cabinets

Here we have some of the hand built Hickory cabinets, built especially for my kitchen by a wonderful friend!!  I had to do his beautiful cabinets justice and make special door and drawer pulls for them.

Below: Close up of a couple of the upper cabinets with pulls mounted.

 

Below: Close up of under Island cabinets with pulls mounted.

I even added a pull to my microwave door.

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More Pics of the New Art Studio Progress

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We did!!   We spent it with wonderful friends and stuffed ourselves!!  What a spread of food!  As you can see little Joey was in his place and ready to eat first!img_1005

I know your anxious to see the next group of pics of the New Art Studio, so here they are:

We started getting 2 coats of primer and the top coat of paint on all the walls and ceilings.  My Grandson, Matthew, who is 20 years old, came over and helped me paint a couple of times last weekend.  We got a lot accomplished.  And we also got all the leftover construction materials moved out of the new studio, out of my way, as you can see it is making painting easier.

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We got lots of primer and paint put on the walls and ceilings on the south side (above) and, (below) you can see how much we got accomplished.  Painting together with my grandson was fun, we had a great time.  He is quite a talented, award winning artist and he is anxious to come play in my New Art Studio with me.img_0982

We brought my glass storage cabinet down from the old art studio upstairs in the house out to the New Art Studio, and brought another set of wire shelves from storage.  Now I have to put the shelves back in the cabinet and assemble the wire shelves, then I can bring all my stained glass out and put back in it the cabinet.  img_0988

We brought my old Paragon Kiln down from upstairs in the old art studio in the house out to the New Art Studio.  I bought it in the 1980s for $50, back then it would have cost $400 or $500 new, now days it would be about $2000 new.  It has seen lots of firings of glass and pottery over the years.  It is Old Faithful for sure, and it just keeps on ticking.  We acquired the assistance of several strong young men to help carry the heavy stuff down and out!! img_0993

I put the freshly painted cabinet doors and the door pulls back on the south side cabinets.img_0995

I started painting the floor in that south side back section.  Now my hubby can build my second counter top.  This south side will be the hot side where my 4 kilns will live.  img_0997

Yes, we made major accomplishments last weekend and this past week.  Now off to paint some more walls and floors.  Hope the rest of your Thanksgiving break goes wonderful.

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The Next Group of New Art Studio Pics

The interior of the New Art Studio has taken me a lot longer than I thought, but working full-time with my Hubby the Attorney (running a full-time law practice) keeps me busy almost 24/7.  I try to fit a couple of hours out in the New Studio almost every evening, but it doesn’t always happen.

Here are the newest pics:

Coat #2 going in the cabinet doors for the south side, those are now done.

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The contractor finished closing in the opening between the north and south sides, all boxed in nice and neat.  Sorry the overhead lights caused a glare in this pic.  Now lots more wood to paint!img_0910

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Was able to sell that extra bat of insulation, yay! got it out of my way.

I got the final coat on the south side back section of the walls.  Once the cabinets and floor are done in this back section, my Hubby can build my counter top which will be under the cabinets for my two table top 110 kilns. img_0963

Got two coats of primer on the cabinet facing, the underside of the cabinet and right side of it, and then started the purple paint last night on the south side cabinets.

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Spent lots and lots of time this week caulking the corners and seams between boards, very tedious, but it has to get done.

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New Art Studio, Latest Pics

Time for a new update.  Like I said after vacation we hit the ground running.  Still hold my full time job working for my husband as his paralegal in our law practice.  Catch up there took president over the art studio.  The electrician got all the lights, outlets and ceiling fans working.  Yeah, no more electric cord from my hubby’s wood shop!!!  You can see the lights and fan working.

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My pics are mostly taken at night, because that is when I get out back to work on the studio.

Below you can see, I got most of the floor painted on the north side of the Studio. img_0606

I mentioned before that I have been cleaning out the old art studio upstairs in the house and moving an armload of art supplies at a time down the stairs and piling it to go out.  Figured there had to be a better way to get it all out there besides one armload at a time, so I borrowed my hubby’s new wheel barrow.  Brought it to the front door, loaded it full and rolled it out back and unloaded.  Great mode of transportation for moving art supplies out of the house.  LOL

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Took the doors off the cabinets on the south side and prepared to start painting the south back corner.

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First coat of primer going on the walls on the south side.  These cabinets are smaller than the ones on the north side.

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As soon as I get the walls and cabinets painted on this side my hubby will build my counter top.  This is going to be the hot side.  My 4 kilns will go on this side.  2 small table top 110 kilns and 2 large 220 glass fusing and ceramic kilns.

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The Big Reveal! Art Studio Cabinet Paint Color.

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Those who know me know I love purple!!!
With all the white walls and ceiling, I needed a bold splash of color in the new Art Studio.  I love lots of light when I work, so I wanted white walls and ceilings, but it is an art studio after all, so it does need some bright colors in it.  I just got the doors hung up and snapped the pic.  I still have to do some adjustments on the doors.  This pic was taken about 9 pm with just a work light going, sorry it is a bit dark and shadowy.

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After the two primer coats, I started painting the purple on the doors.

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img_0480Then the purple went on the cabinet facings.

img_0489 And finally I started reinstalling the doors.  You can also see from these two pics that the walls have also received their final coats of paint.  This back half of the left hand side of the studio is ready for Hubby to install my sink and my counter top.

 

And below is the wonderful Corian counter top I scored at Habitat For Humanity for $15.  Yes, I said $15!!  It was truly was a blessing from the Lord to find this beautiful counter top for this price!!  My glass grinder and glass band saw will repose on this counter top beside the sink.

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New Art Studio Interior Is Coming Along

It’s time for another update on the progress of the interior of the new Art Studio.  I have continued painting walls in between the contractor working.

rimg1122The 4×4 frame work has been put up to case the 11 foot opening we cut between the two modular units.

img_0444The exterior wall frame work was built to frame up the window opening on the right side unit, which will close up the end wall.

img_0454And on the left side unit the exterior wall framing was built to hold the door and a window.

img_0462I am still painting walls, adding the finishing coats.

img_0508Yay!!!  The door, a window and an A/C unit are in on the left side!!!   It is now much cooler in there
doing my painting, even though I am still running an electric cord from Rick’s wood shop for power.

 

img_0524Here is a view of the door and window from the inside, still need the insulation and interior wall board hung, but it is progressing so nicely!!!  It is all so very exciting!!

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New Art Studio, Interior Painting

Hi everyone.  Hope you are having a great week.  Thought you would like an update on the interior painting progress of my new Art Studio from last weekend.  Hurricane Hermine set us back a bit.  Several days of torrential rains prevented me from being able to get out into the back yard and get into the Studio.  The backyard became a swamp of water.  Thank the Lord we had nothing severe here, just tons and tons of rain and we were already waterlogged from a very wet summer.  On Saturday I had to make myself a walkway to the Studio with some paver bricks so that I could get out there to paint without getting my feet wet.  You can see in the pic the water is about ankle deep here near the Studio door, almost to the top of the bricks.  Out towards the center of the back yard, to the right of the pic, it was almost a foot deep.

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The back yard still has some standing water in it days later and is slowly drying out.  We are one house off the river so we had to literally watch the creek behind the house and make sure it did not rise too high.  Hubby put plastic and sand bags along the front edge of the house just in case.  The Counties north of us got hit really hard.  Lots of damage from high winds, trees falling on homes and cars, and lots and lots of flooded homes.  So we are definitely counting our blessings.

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I decided that painting the cabinets would be easier to do if I did them before Rick installs the sink and the counter top under them for me.  I cleaned the cabinets and got the cabinet doors taken off them.  These are the ones on the left hand side of the studio.

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Doors set up and ready to paint the primer.

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Two coats of primer painted on the doors.  There are 5 cabinet doors on this side of the Studio.

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I started putting the primer on the cabinet facings.  I am leaving the insides of the cabinets white, so not putting any paint on them.  Just painting everything that was pale pink previously.

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Two coats of primer on all the facings.

img_0426    And two coats of primer under the cabinet.   They are ready for the new paint.

I am not going to tell you what color I am painting the cabinets, not just yet.  You will have to wait for the big reveal!!  LOL.  Stay tuned for more updates to come.

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