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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|
ah yes Mo, the palette has changed over the years; perhaps my greying hair has a greater influence than I reckoned, ha!
your studio was a lovely place to be and now it's still cosy more complete .YES , wait for somme things untill they come to us when we / if we needed.
thank you fore sharing ,M.
large detail...This is SO GREAT!, oh that i had your gift and skill at
wood working....i wish.... makes me want to do at least Something, but then
i also know i wouldn't be able to keep it neat, that everything would
end up everywhere no matter...all the small neat places would be empty
with everything on the flat surfaces...but to dream of a space
such as this....feels so good
I remember when my eldest told me that she wasn't really going to be back here to live (the first time I think she was 9, but the meaningful time was when she was about 22 or 23. I fumigated her room and got rid of everything and had as much fun as you did, it becomes a life of its own, that is for sure.
Today I painted my front door bright yellow. And since the brush was already wet, I did the mailbox. I started eyeing the shutters and then got a grip.
The shot cotton strip looks wonderful, you make us proud to carry the fabric!!
a muddled reply from me:
-flat surfaces do tend to get covered with stuff - i dream of having everything organised and hope putting up shelves will make the dream come true - it does, for a while.......
-white high gloss is my current favorite! how totally odd after years of splashing many different colours on every available surface
-the space feels new and familiar at the same time
-i like the new header too