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the south facing wall has had a make-over: what I like to call a wood mosaic; now where did all the wood come from you might wonder? From the old shelving units in the kid's bedrooms, long overdue for a reorganise&improve-all-of-our-lives endeavour......It all came about as our eldest has gone off to university, fled the nest ((sigh)) and I decided it was time for the husband and self to move into his old bedroom. It being the largest of the three small bedrooms and our old one being the smallest. The eldest son will have our old bedroom when he comes to stay and I was determined (!) to make his new room as welcoming as possible, fresh, new, bright, light. I'm pleased to say he is truly happy with the result. Once I'd gotten started on his room, I got so carried away and refurbished K's room as well, much to his delight I hasten to add. It is now organised, cool, calm and slightly sophisticated, much more befitting his age and far easier to keep clean (I hope).
As for us parents: we can now walk around three sides of our bed! and perhaps more important: way more storage for clothes.
Back to the studio: lots of wooden planks lying about and older threads of thought in my mind led me to yet another refurbishing project: the inner studio walls. I have been thinking about a wooden wall mosaic for quite some time now, just didn't have the money at this particular time in our lives to invest even more (after having splashed out on double glazing and new cladding on one rotten outer wall already this summer, hopefully thus cutting back on heating costs this winter, so in fact actually saving money). I now had an excellent source of materials, and hey presto up the ladder I climbed armed with drill screws and pieces of wood. Better still, on my walk yesterday with a friend, she mentioned she might have some larger panels for me, so I could continue the wall cladding throughout the studio! Sometimes it is better to just wait for the good things in life to come to you.
|the Project has had a face-lift, now we can welcome even more refugees
|what I like to call the Cosy Corner - I like to imagine self sitting there this winter with a cup of tea/coffee, stitching and keeping the fire aglow
|to counter balance all the hard labour, a soft, light fabric piece 'a Full Moon on Deck'
|the big blue came across the ocean together with the many critters who landed on our doorstep last year
|still stitching the larger cloth; the attempt to lighten up the dark bits turned out rather well, I now love the contrasts