Quite some time ago now I blogged that I was finally doing up my Creative Space/Computer Lab/Sewing Room/Office. The room started out looking like this, cluttered, stuffed, and everyone’s drop off for the “I don’t know where it goes” pile…
I tend to always want to do “just a couple more things..”, which means I often don’t feel something is finished, but rather in a state of Nearly There. With this room most of it is done, and it’s time to share it and stop worrying that I still want to do another coat of paint on the door and window frame.
I painted from top to toe in a soft, warm, off-white/yellow (that basically looks white) Dulux Mt Aspiring Half, and painted the ceiling and window ledges a nice crisp white. Originally the window frame had been stripped back to wood and varnished, a strange choice given it’s the only room in the house with a wooden sill, and the darkest room as well. The blind that was there I re-hung above the window frame to help give the room a feeling a height. The desk is made from 4 workman saw-horses with two secondhand doors placed across them, and the computer and sewing machine have been swapped over so that I now have lots of natural light on my sewing.
For storage I moved the shelf system that holds my fabrics to behind the door, with a clothes rack for bags, and a suitcase for more fabrics below. Computer bits and bobs have been organised into pottery containers and woven bags. I bought a stool at the op shop for $5, cleaned it up with a bit of steel wool, and re-covered it. From the same op-shop I found a vintage suitcase to store fabrics in, and this one turned out to be free so even better. Simon kindly built shelves into the spaces next to the old fireplace, so now we have storage and it’s all nicely hidden behind white curtaining (a very cost-effective answer to not being able to afford built-in storage. Finally a doorstop made from some vintage fabric, and I think I’ll call the room done.