During the summer of 2013, I began a major project... a workroom makeover.
It was long overdue... the room hadn't been touched since we'd moved into the house 10 years earlier! The decor was dated, the ambiance depressing and there was nothing uplifting about it at all, except for what was created therein.
|The room before...|
So over the course of several weeks the room was emptied, carpet lifted and completely redecorated. I painted the cupboards and storage units, made new curtains and bunting (LOVE making bunting!) and after the new carpet was laid, set about putting everything back... with some creative twists!
|The room after....!|
Behind my chair, we made a standalone unit using a kitchen base and wall unit, flanked by two tall bookcases. Under the wall unit is a bank of IKEA wooden boxes, decorated with printed papers.
The bookcases house my collection of books... fairy tales, books on vintage toys etc.
On the wall opposite the window is a large open-fronted storage unit, which holds boxes containing ribbons, trimmings, fabrics, toy components etc.
I printed out all the card inserts to go inside the plastic boxes. Each one is carefully labelled with the contents.
To the right of the desk, on the far wall, is another two base units with a full length worktop. Further storage is concealed behind a curtain.
Another bank of decorated IKEA wooden boxes provide lots of storage for tools and materials, as well as additional display space.
Flanking the IKEA boxes are two painted wooden shelves. My French doll shop sits in the right hand corner.
On a shelf in the left hand corner is my day nursery room box.
|In the nursery, the children are having a doll's tea party|
A very rare sight... my desk completely clear of clutter! It's cobbled together using a kitchen wall unit as the base, which provides yet more useful storage. The top is a piece of melamine covered board which is easy to keep clean.
On the wall between the two windows, a small display shelf showing recently completed work.
On another wall, a small display case with some of my own collection of tiny animals and pullalongs, along with my Noah's Ark.
On the side of the large storage unit just inside the door, the cover photo from The Doll's House Magazine showing my day nursery.
Which brings us back to the start and the spot in which I can usually be found. Although not always in this unnaturally tidy state!
I know I'm so lucky to have a dedicated room in which to work.. this lovely space makes my heart sing every time I step inside 😍