I never mentioned it on the blog but last May my 25 year old stepson Luke moved out. His room sat empty over the summer as we contemplated how to best use this new space. Last month we came up with a plan that made me very, very happy. The first part of the plan was to move Hannah into Luke’s old room. This room has more privacy, more space, and a closet, so Hannah quickly agreed. Dale did lots of work and the room was finally painted (blue, brown and lime green) and Hannah took over the space. It’s nice but that’s not what made me very, very happy.
What made me very very happy was our plan for Hannah’s old room. It has become MY studio. (We first called it a “craft room” but I told Dale I thought studio sounded way more sophisticated and that’s what it’s now called.)
Once again, Dale did lots of work.
Look how cheerful he is!
Bye bye, green.
I like this photo because I think the shadows are cool but also because it shows the two new colors, red and taupe, along with the old green paint.
Are you ready for the finished pictures? I hope so because here they are!
We picked out this kitchen island piece from Ikea. It was a bitch to put together, but Dale suffered through it and got it done.
This bureau holds all my fabric.
That’s my grandmother’s old sewing machine table with my machine on top. And a new Ott lite, too.
I have to show you the trompe l’oeuil fireplace that we had painted years ago. It’s my favorite feature of the room. The basket of handspun is a nice feature, too.
I think we’ve created an excellent space for all sorts of creative pursuits. A studio of my own. It’s just what I’ve always wanted.