We have a 5 bedroom house, but with three children and a husband who runs a business from home, I’ve never really had a space of my own (and didn’t really feel like I needed one, until Monte started complaining that my evening sewing was disrupting his viewing/reading time).
So, I decided to convert this:
Which was once this (September 2010):
It took me a few hours, one evening, to clear things out and find new homes for them. At the same time, we sorted out Monte’s study (which doubles as a guest room, when we have guests). There are still a few things to do, like add some shelving and some more ‘decorative touches.’ I need to finish off my sewing machine cover, which took me 20 minutes to make :) as well.
And, lo and behold: my gorgeous, craft-loving daughter made a home for herself the next morning, not even 10 hours after finishing my space!
Gotta love my wonderful Georgia. You can see her little sewing machine that I bought her at the start of these holidays.
So, now I have my own space. It feels good to have a place just for me (okay, well, sometimes the others take over).