My wife and I took the time on May Day to get some much needed work done, namely cleaning out the uninhabited lower floor of her mother's house. This is also the place where I will be setting up my own darkroom/mini-studio/man cave but before I can start setting up the room, we had to clean out a lot of old clutter. We filled boxes and bags with books, old toys and just stuff no one has touched for years. The room had been used primarily storage for almost a decade now, so there was a lot of work to do.
The room has an old wood-burning stove that can heat the room, a sink and faucet and that's about it. There are plenty of old cabinets and such that will all be torn apart and thrown out once the rest is gone. I want to also replace the floor which was first installed in the 70s (we think) with a simple laminate floor. The only thing I am keeping is the sink/faucet and the stove. The walls are going to be repainted white, we're going to have shutters installed on the windows to darken the room for printing and I'm going to use the walls to hang artwork and photographs. I'd like to also get a paper background stand in one corner so the room can double as a sort of studio.
Quite the laundry list of things to not only take out of the room but also add. Assuming things go well, I should have it ready for developing and printing by the end of September.
Wish me luck!