Saturday, March 6, 2010

Changes in the studio


There's been some big changes around my house lately - my boyfriend Kelly is now fully self-employed too! He's a transmission builder and mechanic, and while he does have shop space, he does his transmission building in the garage (along with his sister Laura - they both clearly have some sort of mechanical aptitude gene!) This means that he needs more space in the garage, and since neither of us will be doing any motorcycle racing this year, the race bikes are now in the living room, aka the Lulu Bug Jewelry studio. He built the rack, and since the bikes only weigh 220 pounds it was surprisingly quick and easy to get my bike on the second level. I took advantage of the space that was previously occupied by an end table to create a second work station, so I now have more work space in our crowded little living room despite the presence of two Yamaha TZ 250's. The two dirt bikes are next to the house under a tarp, my poor Ducati 996 is in a shed in the back yard, and a friend has our one remaining Ninja 250, so for the first time ever there are no motorcycles in the garage. It makes me a little sad, but we're both really focused on our businesses right now, which is a good thing.

6 comments:

TinkerellaCreations said...

wow, that is a wonderful example of overcoming a challenge! I live in Orange County and know that space is a valuable thing! I have my sewing desk in the living room now so I can work and watch tv (or the kids) at the same time. I've considered using one of the bathrooms as a storage!

Rebecca Harkin said...

The motorcycles are decorative in a way, even if bulky. This is the sort of solution you'd have to come up with if you lived in an apartment in NYC as I did for years. Anything goes!

Lisa maz said...

Ah, I am impressed - only a true diehard keeps the bikes in the living room! I approve highly - I would like to put mine there except one is leaking so probably not the best idea!

Lisa Maz said...

Oh, and I just noticed the trophies on the shelf with the bikes. You two are just too cool! Say hi to Kelly! :)

RWL said...

Wow - love it! It really speaks of who you and your boyfriend are. I agree with Rebecca - definitely a NYC creative space approach.

Sarah said...

that's what I call wall art - they look great!