Friday, March 23, 2012

What's happening in the new workroom....

Here is the room that will very soon be my new "Sweatshop" new workroom.
Currently it is our 2nd living room,
no one really uses it, but I spend a lot of time in here chatting to Mum on the phone.
You may remember that room has been many things before
...I really love this room for some reason.
It makes sense to have my workspace in here.
SO, here we go again...renovations are due to begin in here very soon.
All of the materials will turn up this coming week with our Bathroom materials
and as much as I am dying to get the bathroom sorted
...I really want this room done....really!!

The great thing about this space is that the light in here when I am at 'work'
is amazing.
My current workroom gets great light in the morning, breakfast time!
after that, I work with a lamp on.
That doesn't bother me, but I just love this room
and you know...any excuse to get in here ;0)
Also, behind that folding screen is a set of taps from when this room was the kitchen many, many years ago.
We will add a laundry tub so I can use it for clay and print wash up.
There is also already a phone point and plenty of power outlets
...and a fire to keep me warm!!
I will be keeping the smaller sofa to the right in this room.
The other is going and my wing back will be staying somewhere in the house as I adore it.
As you can see by the ironing board (keeping it real here people)
in the room, I am sneaking in here. I love it.
(this was taken at about dinner time, so the light was fading fast...sorry)
The white floors will be getting a fresh coat and a lovely rug.
In the middle of the room there will be a long trestle table so I can do my clay pieces down one end and have my sewing machine set up at the other.

I picked up this huge metal Ampersand from Ecoco in Launceston whist I was dropping off a 
Marley & Lockyer order there and couldn't leave without it.
It will be going in the new room for sure. It's magnetic so will do double duty!

Whilst I was in Sydney recently my Sister and I stopped off at Ikea and I picked up one of these Astrid Wall lights for my office table, which will be nestled into the side of....

this the right.
The left hand side will be shelving for stock and the office table side will have all of my files and paperwork in matching shelves.
Behind the shelves will be vertical running white.
See the old light in the reflection?
Well, that will be getting a coat of white paint to freshen it up and I am working on some ideas for light covers 

So, at the moment, I am in here.
...the current "Sweatshop"
You can see it is chaos at the moment. I am packing up for the Boutique Markets in Hobart on Sunday
and there is 'stuff' everywhere. The table in here will become my office table and no longer be the all purpose table. At the moment I use this for everything.
I thought I would give you a better look at my Art wall in here...before I move rooms.

I am going to have to come up with something new that incorporates my art work and ties in with the new space. Here you can see some of my works and some artwork that I love, like
and the Alice in Wonderland "Come Fly With Me" print by carambatack
as well as my little boy, Declan's heart he made me, specifically for my office.
The rest of the works are mine, including the huge chalkboard Ampersand.
lets hope I can squeeze some more of my work into the new space.
So, there you have it a little sneak peak of what we have install here.

There will be updates for sure.


  1. Hi Ness,
    Regardless of what you do with your rooms, they are beautiful, warm and welcoming. Love your big &. Love your wall art too.

    Don't work to hard and be sure and stop and enjoy life.


    1. Thank you sweet Sissie! I am enjoying all of it dont worry. Its been a long time coming thats for sure.
      Ness xx

  2. Hi Ness,
    what a lovely, big, light filled space you are going to have. Can't wait to see how it turns out. We turned our spare bedroom into a craft room last year and already it's become chaotic so are planning a bit more storage next month. No matter how much room I have I always seem to make a huge mess! Looking forward to seeing your room when it's done.

    1. Hi Sam. I am the exact same...more room, more stuff! Maybe I need a warehouse ;0)

  3. Cannot wait to see it! I love it like it is

  4. Hi Ness, It's obviously going to be a beautiful sweat shop! I have an unused garage that I stand in front of most days, promising myself that one day it will become my own office/workspace. I know that with a lick of paint and some elbow grease it will be amazing, but I can't seem to get beyond the cobwebs and the junk! Hopefully seeing your transformation will inspire me to get my A into G - hopefully. x

    1. You have to do it, you wont regret it. Hopefully this will give you that push you need to get the paint out!
      Ness xx

  5. Your living room is fabulous now but your plans sound great. Looking forward to seeing the transformation.
    Happy weekend!

    1. Thanks gorgeous!
      It is such a shame that it never gets used. I walk past it everyday and want to be in there so much. It is such a happy, warm room. xx

  6. Have fun with your new space. I love your chalkboard wall!

  7. WOW Ness, so exciting, its going to be fabulous!! Cant wait for the after shots>
    Have a great weekend.

  8. Wonderful new space Ness - what's going to happen to the old one? It might be an idea to hang onto it, work expands ~

    1. The old one will become our guest room. I am lucky that the new space is very, very big so I have heaps of expansion room =)))
      Ness xx

  9. how exciting - I think it is funny how we don't use the best spaces for what we love to do ... I am big on mixing it up and not living by some definition that does not work for you ... we have the boys study bench in the lounge for many of the same reasons - great light, great outlook, great connectivity with me as I do mothering things - best to you Ness - le xox

    1. I'm with you. It needs to be used. We have spaces that are used for all sorts of things. Certainly not the 'norm', but it works for our needs.
      Hope you are well,
      Ness xx

  10. wow...big plans you have here!! What a wonderful space - perfect for a workroom. Can't wait to see the transformation ~

  11. wow, looking forward to seeing the end result, and i have to say i am in love with your chaise!!! so lovely!
    laura x

  12. It always gives me a thrill to see the creative space of artisans and it's a double delight when it's yours Ness as you have such gorgeous taste and style.

    I love the idea of natural light flooding a workspace and I can't wait to see you ensconced.

    Thank you so much for sharing with this month's 'Post Of The Month' club, I hope that you receive several new visitors to your space.

    Happy weekend,

  13. Hi Ness, you did fabulous of this place. You are so good! :)

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