Here is the room that will very soon be my new "Sweatshop"
...my 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'
My current workroom gets great light in the morning
...like, 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 fireplace....to 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 beadboard...in 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.