...Well ok, actually my brother moved house (out of ours & in with our other brother who lives closer to his work) & then we just moved ours around. But it feels like we moved house lol...
I'm sad to see Malcolm go because it's been lovely having him live with us, but on the plus side him moving out it freed up our 3rd bedroom & gave us what feels like A LOT more space... and after reshuffling about 3 rooms around, our house feels like a totally new house!! Soooo spacious & much MUCH less cluttered & squashed...
So after 2 days moving & building new furniture & more moving this is the results...Firstly we moved my workspace out of the lounge & into the 3rd bedroom (**close your eyes now if you don't want to make yourself jealous of my new creative space!!)
|the view from the door|
|Sewing & cutting station|
|Computer, printing, pressing & electronic cutting station...|
(This part I will probably have to share with Mr Flutter!)
|Main Fabric hoard|
I cannot tell you how excited & privileged I feel to have this awesome dedicated space for my craft!! Now I better make good use of it hey... something tells me that shouldn't be too difficult though! I can start by making some stuff to put some personality onto all those white walls!!
Once we moved all my
|Waaaaay more floor space! & Waaaaay more space for the girls to play!!|
For the longest time we have needed some storage for the girls' bedroom! They don't have a built in wardrobe so up until now I've been just using a free standing hanger to hang Hannah's clothes. Abbie's clothes storage has been plastic containers slid under her cot. Both a nightmare to keep tidy! (Let alone making it all look like a student flat). Now that we had moved all the toys out of their room it freed up space to put in some decent furniture.
I spent the last 3 weeks trolling the internet for some nice antique wooden wardrobes that I could paint white. But after hours not finding anything good value which would suit me I was left wondering why I was desiring to make more work for myself painting furniture anyway (hmmm!!) and we decided to visit Ikea... Hello great idea!!
This is the newly refurbished girls bedroom....
|tidy new furniture...|
So that's what I've been up to. It's finally starting to feel like our permanent home & a little less like temporary living quarters. We don't know ourselves now having SOOOO much more floor & wall space. I think I'll be rattling round a bit once Neil heads away next week sometime :)
... but I think I'll have plenty to do making pretty things to decorate all those newly bare walls though! I can feel some mini quilts, buntings & vinyl wall art on the agenda!!
Oh happy days :)