It is almost a year since I moved into my studio and now I think it is time to reorganise. I had always had the room that hadn't been renovated in other words the junk room. The place no one else wanted. When this room was being renovated I had to move all my materials into the dining room. (The dining room still isn't renovated.)
My husband has been renovating this house for over 20 years. I have given up on it ever being finished.
Last year I decided that I would take matters into my own hands and thought about what I needed to be able to live in this house. What I came up with was a kitchen that wasn't made up of secondhand pieces. I did have to make some compromises, like keeping my old stove and refrigerator.
All the rooms in the original upstairs part of the house had to have the floors polished. Three of these had already been done so that only left the 4th bedroom, my studio and the hall. This doesn't sound much but we have a huge house. It must have been quite splendid when it was built back in 1890, but, when we bought it, it was a rabbit warren of appartments. We had 3 kitchens and bathrooms all over the place. The hall runs for 14 metres. (There's a bit around the corner.)
My studio was the original dining room. It was linked to the front sitting room (which is now my bedroom) by an internal door. This had been blocked up by the time we bought the house but the house next door, which is the same, has the original dining and sitting rooms. Everything else in that house is different from the original. It originally had a window that went to the floor leading out onto the verandah but this was replaced with a door.
It was so neat and tidy when it was first finished. Oh dear what has happened?
Well, my stash got a bit bigger, those draws are sagging, and I added a computer desk to house the MAC.
I put the printer on top of the stash and all this other stuff behind the door. I now have to use the time before and after school, when I am not preparing lessons, to sew. So this area also is a mess and I have never got around to getting the doors for the bookcase. They were out of stock when I bought them and I have kept putting it off. God! Look at the desk! Well it's the desk or sewing. Sewing wins.