Monday, 19 October 2015

A Usable Space

There is a long way to go until I am happy with this room but at least it is now a clean, tidy and usable space.   We had all our windows replaced this year so now I can sit in comfort without drafty window panes rattling in the wind.  My budget was nil for my newly revamped spare/craft/studio/study and so I had to make use of any storage I already had.  I hung up curtains that used to be in my sons room and they will do the job fine.  Getting the room just as I want it will be an ongoing process.  I still have loads of 'stuff' that should go back in the room but I really don't want it to get cluttered again.

I am going to concentrate on my first love of  papercraft, painting and drawing so there will be no room for fabric in this room.  I already have a bedroom drawer full of cross stitch materials and I have no idea where I am going to put my jewellery making things.  I really do need  a separate room for each craft!

With the clocks going back next weekend I want to get this room finished so come the cold and dark evenings, I can cosy up in my little room with the curtains drawn and my daylight lamp lit and get on with my art/craft projects.  I must get on now.  You should see the mess I have made in the other rooms!

Have a great week!


Gillian said...

I have used a bedroom as my craft room but I'm never happy with the way things are organized. It now has to become a place to store our camping equipment so has to be reorganized!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Well that all looks extremely tidy Simone, enjoy your crafting! :)
V x

Anne Butera said...

It looks wonderful, Simone! And must feel so good.

I don't have a budget for improvements in my space, either, but I think it's fun to repurpose things, rethink what you have and find things that can be given new life. I don't know what it's like in your area, but here people leave things out on the curb or in the trash that still have a lot of life left in them. I have found so many great pieces that way (the chair I'm sitting on now is one!).

I hope you are inspired to do some wonderful creative work in your tidied up space!

And btw, I love, love, love that aqua lamp! :)

Ethel Johnson said...

Tidy room, tidy mind? Hope it works. xx

Helen Philipps said...

It looks wonderfully tidy now Simine! Well done...and enjoy some nice relaxing crafting in your cosy new space.
Helen xox

Judy Hartman said...

I am soooo impressed, Simone!!! You have inspired me!!! Looks wonderful!! xx

Rosie said...

Looks like a lovely cosy room to work in Simone. That's the trouble with clearing one room isn't it? Everything gets put elsewhere until it finds a home:)

Lisa said...

Your room is looking very organised.
I bet this will be a wonderful place to go to in the darker evenings and be creative.
Lisa x

A Joyful Cottage said...

Oh, my. You've been so busy since I last visited, Simone. You've made so much progress, and the results are wonderful. I so believe we each need our own private space to dream and create. I have a very tiny room and while I thought it would be finished by now. LOL, it isn't! Well, almost, but I've got a couple of projects to finish to make it complete. You have inspired me to get it done! xo