Well you wait years for a studio and two come along at once!
After blogging about the Whitstable studio a friend called me and asked if I would be interested in sharing a craft workshop space. Close to home, central heating, south facing window, HUGE storage cupboard the full length of the room and lots lots more. All should be finalised soon but until it's signed sealed and delivered I'm not tempting fate by blogging the details but I do have some photos and lots of plans.
It needs painting, I was tempted by a strong turquoise colour but I think I will probably go with a warm, pale, creamy yellow for the walls.
The floor will be laminate, I really wanted reclaimed floorboards painted white with some coloured diamonds but it will be too expensive, maybe I can make a proggy mat to add some colour. The walls will have horizontal 2x4 cube Expedit units topped with kitchen worktop, either white or beech block effect, I haven't yet decided. Above them will be wall mounted Hensvik shelf units, I think I will put patterned scrapbook paper at the back of each cube to add splashes of colour.
They will look great with my spice jars full of embellishments and Kilner jars full of ribbons. There will be room for my Momijis and Matryoshkas along with a few other nick nacks.
I would love a room full of old wooden office furniture but having been outbid by hundreds of pounds over my budget on Ebay it isn't to be. However I managed to buy a gorgeous oak architects chest with 18 drawers and will be driving up to the Midlands to collect it on Wednesday.
I love the shallow drawers, great for rubber stamp storage and my papers. I had my eye on an old printers chest but it ended on Saturday night at double what I would have paid. Just as well really as I was out for supper with friends and forgot about it!
So there's a lot of work to do before I move in, once it's all decorated I have the mammoth task of packing up my supplies and moving them over, luckily Alex is home for the Easter holiday and can help me. Ikea here we come!