20 days, 9 hours till we open the doors of Sunnsyshore Studio for the first time for the Camano Island Mother’s Day Studio Tour!

Lots has happened since Jim Spane’s team began building Sunnyshore Studio on March 2nd, 2015, 6 weeks ago. Here is a visual tour of the great progress they’ve made.

The exterior siding is up. They still have to put up the slats and the trim. We chose to go with a cool grey (vs. The warm grey). We think that the white trim will be a great contrast with the grey and give it a beachy feel.

Plumbing is installed. Dick Klett, dad of Bart Klett who was a classmate of mine at Stanwood High School, is doing the plumbing.  He prepared the plumbing in the first floor bathroom.

and in the living area upstairs.

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Gravel has been laid to prepare for the pouring of the concrete which is supposed to take place next week. The concrete floor will be colored with a warm, straw color.

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The balcony is also framed in. I’m super excited about how the upstairs and downstairs balcony will add a great indoor/outdoor feel to the studio. I can’t wait to put out our porch furniture!

Meanwhile, last week Jenny, Jackie and I met with the Cabinet and Door guy who helped us make decisions on our bathroom and kitchen cabinets, the large island in the apartment, and on the inside doors. We still have to make a decision about the color of the cabinets (tan or white). Jackie wanted to go with a beachy feel that reminded her of Mike and Julie Berend’s beach house on Lake Michigan, a place of so many happy memories for our our family. You can see from the picture below she wasn’t happy of my photo journalism efforts 🙂

At the end of the day I’m really pleased about the progress Spane’s team has made. I’m hopeful that they can finish the electricity, lighting, and indoor trim.

But no matter what they are able to do from here on out THE DOORS TO SUNNYSHORE STUDIO WILL BE OPEN at 10:00am Friday, May 5th.