I did some tidying up over the last week or so and created a “new” space. Now really nothing in this space is actually new, but it hadn’t been well used for the last couple of years. I love that now I’m making use of a under-used space as my “writing space”.
We have a “Media Room” in our house. When we were thinking of buying the house, this room was set up with a big screen, a projector, speakers and lounge chairs. All this clever technology was linked to two other TV screens in other parts of the house. But we didn’t want them. I know. Many others would think us crazy! But we felt our kids and ourselves were already watching too much TV and we didn’t want to encourage this habit with a whole room dedicated to it. So the technology was removed and we put furniture in that room.
Our vision would be to have a library at one end of the room with floor to ceiling bookshelves, and my craft area at the other end. But it is a work in progress. For now there is an eclectic mix of bookshelves, piano, china cabinet and a couple of tables I use for craft. With no windows we can have all this around the edges of the room, while in the middle there are a couple of arm chairs – just about the only furniture in the house that the kids are not allowed to sit in!
In one corner is this desk. I love this piece of furniture! It was one of the first pieces of furniture we bought after we got married. I needed a desk to work at – I was teaching at the time – and I had always wanted a roll top desk with little pigeonholes. So we looked until we found one with a decent size work space.
For some time now it has ben a dumping place for this and that – yarn, half-finished craft projects, papers of various kinds – many things that I don’t need. So I got my act together and decided to tackle this part of the room first. Amongst all the bits that I threw out I found ultrasound pictures of my second baby and letters from my man, so it was a pleasant activity.
The end result? A place for my computer and some serious blogging, plus some serious bookkeeping when I have to. I have a few things to make it pretty – some of my yarn in a couple of hurricane lamps and my button spice rack that I made last year. Plus you can see my daylight lamp – one of the things I don’t like about this room is that there are no windows so this lamp is great. Above the desk I got CraftyDaddy to hang one of my cross stitch bears who has the reminder “let not your heart be troubled” from John 14:27
There you have it: my new workspace. Now if I could just find a few more hours in my days to take advantage of it!