And so it begins… The new wet studio has been started.
Shades Textiles has moved to Griffin GA, after 25 years in Marietta GA. We are rehabbing a building built in 1933 as a sock factory, then a roller skating rink, and for a while a business owned by my parents, Yours Truly, operated in this building. Now, it is becoming my new home and studio.
First things first, getting the wet studio ready to dye all the fabric for The Tokyo Dome International Quilt Festival in January is my priority. To do this job, required fixing the floor first. The slope of the floor was not toward the floor drain in this old industrial kitchen. We added a level to the floor that all slopes toward the middle of the room, and painted the floors with several coats of Glidden White Polyurethane Floor Porch & Floor Paint. The last layer, we added some sand for a non slip surface. Once everything is in place, we might do one more layer to touch up any scratches. So far, we have tested the floors with water, and the sound of it trickling into the floor drain was music to my ears.
Next was some plumbing work. The old kitchen had old CPVC pipes that sagged and looked like they would snap the first time we touched them… This room is adjacent to where the water line enters the building, and the hot water heater. 10 shiny new 3/4 inch Copper pipes and new SharkBite fittings were purchased and installed. While I have typed, all 4 washers for that room have been installed, and the standard laundry room, with connections for 1 washer, and 1 dryer is painted and refreshed, and a floor sander is working on the old hard wood floors in the cutting room.
This is the first of many post I will be sharing about this new adventure. I have 9,025 Sq Ft to rehab.