Walls painted a perfect shade of pale blue, it was time for the new carpet, a darker shade of the same perfect blue.
Loving that new carpet smell......
Newly repainted storage units reinstalled.....
During this phase, we rigged up extra electric sockets, boosting the original paltry 6 sockets to 16!
Dark wood bookshelves repainted with wonderful chalk paint to match storage units.
Work desk reinstated
Finally with all the storage units in place, it was time to put EVERYTHING all back in again.....
You can NEVER have too much storage!
The finished room.... definitely more chic than shabby!
One of our cover features for Doll's House Magazine
World map mounted on foamboard so that I can use map pins to
show locations of my blog readers and international customers
My current project 'La Mignonette'
Magazine are stored in colour-coordinated box files
The tools of my trade are housed in boxes with printed colour slips inside
My little day nursery back in place, complete with miniature Small Dog!
Combined storage and work station
I just couldn't put my grubby, old, black, office chair back in there so my
luxury is a new IKEA chair, which fortunately has removeable, washable covers!
A place for everything, and everything in its place.....
An invaluable reference library of books on toys and games....
And inspirational Fairy Tales!
Storage unit and packaging supplies hidden behind vintage-look curtain
More storage for tiny bits and pieces.....
Wooden MOPPE boxes from IKEA, chalk painted then decorated with
printed shabby chic papers, which I can change when the fancy takes me.
Space on top of the bookshelves for vintage toys and ephemera
Yet more storage in the form of sturdy cardboard boxes.....
A small selection of our tiny toy doll's dolls, miniature porcelain toy animals
and vintage Punch and Judy toy theatre.
I just love it! We finally have a space in which to work which makes my heart sing.
It's not 100% finished......there are still some bits and pieces to tidy away, and a few more finishing touches to add, before I can start putting it all to use. That is, if I can bear to make it even a little bit messy!
Perhaps I finally have the incentive I need to work in a more organised way, clearing away tools and materials and tidying up after each and every work session......