Thursday, 20 August 2009

Let's make things..

This summer i have spent my free time creating things, and improving bits of our flat.

I really enjoy having somewhere peaceful and calm to come back to. Space is a necessity to accommodate my ridiculous amount of belongings, but we still have enough left over so i have somewhere to make new things, send letters, and type with my clunky typewriter.


When we moved in, we bought an extendable table for dining at, and put it in the living room. I love eating meals at a table, but it has never been that practical to do so. There is always a mountain of stuff parked on top of it, and the sofa is sat a few metres away mocking our attempt at pulling the table out. So we always dine with food on our coffee table. It's comfy too.

So, our extendable(yet never extended) table became my sewing desk, and our old bed side table became an extension of it... and before long i had my own craft suite taking up a whole wall in our living room.

Then i saw
this via Casey's blog. It is so beautiful! I was so immediately inspired by it, and had to sort out my desk.

I think one of the prettiest and most practical things about that gorgeous craft spot was the place to hang tools/chalkboard. If anything frustrates me when making things or sewing, it is not being able to find something that i know i have within a 1 metre radius. Even more frustrating is having a great idea, and not being able to jot it down. So i knew i had to have something similar.

I bought some MDF and nabbed some chalkboard paint from downstairs, and made two lovely long and narrow boards. One for the kitchen, as a weekly meal planner, and one for my craft table.

I had already dedicated the wall behind my desk as being a wall to eventually be completely covered by frames with my favourite images in them.
You can see an early picture of this on one of my first posts
I had to do a bit of arranging to get them to accommodate their new wall friend.

fun wall!

My whole project took me less than half a day, and has already made a world of difference to our living space. Just looking at it makes me feel super organised.

So here it is. My re-vamped, re-worked work space.

work space

I cant wait to take it for a trial run!

Where do you make things?



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