The new workroom/ sweatshop has been in full swing now for a week
and finally I am able to reveal most of it to you.
I say most as there are some small things to do in there,
but all in all it is ready.
You will remember me showing you some progress pics a little while ago,
here is a little reminder.
We filled in an old doorway arch which is now a solid wall and will soon house some shelves.
For now it has my old white unit from the old Sweatshop in there.
both sides of the chimney breast have been covered in beadboard.
and primed and painted in
Dulux Antique White USA.
(shown here is the primer)
My Sister and I started moving in some items last Wednesday while
I finished up the painting and cleaning up
...oh the joy!
The paint colour was carried throughout the whole space, except on the chimney and the floor.
Rugs went down, and new stool in last Thursday and I could not be happier with them.
They are 100% cotton and super easy to clean and wash, should
I drop clay etc on them.
They look great against the white floor boards.
that evening I worked for the first time in there and Tess joined me.
She was very settled in there I may add!
It has THE best feeling this space, this room and I love working in here.
I have been inspired every day since.
Although, the fire was short lived.
On Friday evening, there was a small fire and I had to call the Fire brigade to come and put it out!
So, now we are going to have to get a new fire =0(
I picked up a wonderful white table for my office desk,
which looks great with some of my Ginger jars and against the brick of the chimney breast.
We left the lower parts with the exposed bricks.
I am happy we did.
The chimney has been covered in black chalkboard paint.
I put it on very rough to give it some contrast against the white.
I had plans to rub chalk into it, but I actually like it like this.
(this pic was about 20mins before I called the Fire dept!)
My original Coogans table from my old workroom has found a home right in the middle of the room and is so much better as I can use all 4 sides to work.
The screen in the background is temporary...there will be a Laundry sink for washing up clay etc
You can see my office area in the background there.
Above the table there will be shelves, but we are waiting on a piece of wood for the corner there
before that can happen.
I put up my new office table lamp a few days ago.
I bought this from Ikea a couple of months back and I love it.
Along the back wall will be more of the black units for my work,
but finding time at the moment to build those tricky things is limited.
I did keep one of my old sofas and of course, my favourite wing back for this room.
It is nice to curl up on here while I am hand sewing/embroidering.
You can get a better look at the new rugs and my old worktable here.
Also, I made a start on my artwork wall.
Every piece is my own work, except for the Rabbit (Dick & Dora), the ginger jar print (Anne Harwell) and the Alice in Wonderland print (Carambatak on Etsy).
I have some more to go up, but it is a start.
While I was looking for a bead under the table (don't ask),
I was thinking, I might sew the rugs together...just because.
Loads of cushions.
All are my own work, except the Toile one.
This sofa is so comfortable and great for a coffee break...or a chat to Mum on the phone!
So, there you have it.
My 'new' workroom.
I love it...tah dah!
Would love to hear what you think =0)