Work in Progress

Sometime last summer my ‘husband and I’ hatched a cunning plan. With the household rapidly refilling after several years when it was largely occupied by, well, just me, it had become clear that we needed more bathroom capacity and a bit more workspace.

Months elapsed while we attempted to work out a plan of sorts and engage builders, and in the meantime we bought a shop, Christmas happened and months rolled by. It seemed like the cunning plan was firmly kicked into the long grass.

However a few weeks ago we managed to get the show on the road, and now we have something that is beginning to look a little bit like a bathroom and an office where our garage used to be. See the pictures below (and use a lot of imagination!).

When I was daydreaming back in summer about how this conversion might look, I kind of assumed that this project would finally give me the ‘studio’ I had always dreamt of. Of course, hubby would be allowed to use it (occasionally) for work and what not, but essentially it would be mine, all mine. A little nest to paint, print, knit and sew, overlooking our sweetly scented summer garden and draped deliciously in lots of squishy woollen things, laden with plump cushions and liberal quantities of baskets.

And then, as mentioned, we bought the shop.

So I suspect that, for the next few years at least, the studio of my dreams will have to wait: in the meantime our big ‘Work in Progress’ will give all the family a wee bit more space to breathe, an extra bathroom, office space and a garden view. Which is great, of course, but I can’t help dreaming of my lost studio….

…Butter coloured walls, wooden floor bathed in sunlight, a beautiful rug, vases of flowers, crochet blankets (like this? or possibly this), cushions galore, a wood burning stove, a beach nearby… well, a girl can dream.

What would your ‘room’ look like?

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