Mic and I have been thinking ahead of what will be of Marley & Lockyer.
One thing is for sure...I need more space!!
Now, I could do the old 'move into a new room of the house, take over it and re invent the old room',
but let's face it...I have done that many times before and it hasn't met the needs of M&L.
SO, we have been looking at a barn of some sort, or a re-invent of an outdoor space we already have.
We are not sure yet and are only in the thinking-outside-of-the-walls mode.
I have looked at bespoke and kit studio spaces, but we need this space to be a multifunctional space, so one the garage-come-studios would be perfect
...BUT, everything here in Australia is not to our liking...and tin or colourbond. Not for us or The Old Lady.
The ones we love are from the U.K as they have that old world aesthetic about them...and are clad in Oak.
This one of Tricia Foley's is wonderful. It is like a mini version of our home.
I would love my studio to be all white like this....
and it would have LOADS of storage space for my growing collection of twine.
This is not someones studio, but it would do nicely...and it is white.
I have a file with images saved of all the plans etc that I love and meet our needs and it may just come down to getting a DIY Australian frame and clad it in Oak to get the U.K versions feel.
Here is the one that I really love.
An upstairs level which would be studio/work space and the below level could be part time car storage and product storage and double as a seasonal 'Pop-Up Shop' (which you know I am dying to do).
At present our garage is a unpainted, steel garage with a side attachment which is mainly used as wood storage for the big fire in the kitchen and in Summer as a makeshift entertainment area.
We have spoke of converting this!
I don't really care at the moment what it is, but it has to have space for a big, long bench like this size with shelves along the bottom..but it would be white, not chippy like this.
A slab roller at one end and my sewing machine at the other,
as well as loads of drawers and, of course, shelves!
But for now....
I will plan in my current room "The Sweat Shop" and hope for a lotto win!!
If any of my Australian readers know of such a company (that will ship to Tassie), please let me know.
I would be very grateful =0)