Sunday, October 25, 2009

My art/sewing/jewellery studio

We have started work on my room which I will use for all of my sewing, jewellery and so on - a bit of an indoor girl-shed. With no storage that has been our first priority and so we ( mostly Lyndon) are building in almost 4 metres of cupboards and shelving. YAY!!
The room had a handy inset part in the wall and so that was the perfect place to build. First we made a plynth that is the height of the skirting board and on top build carcasses for each set of doors.

After 4 or 5 trips to Bunnings Hardware and hours of work and swearing yesterday we managed to attach the doors. They're the Flatpax ones from Bunnings. Today we attached the top of the cupboard onto which the shelving will be built. I am currently painting the exposed timber gloss white and am thinking maybe a very very pale blue or duck egg colour for the walls?
The floors are in reasonable condition under the terribly damaged carpet so I may go for floorboards. We did discover one fireplace that has been replaced with boards - not well but ok with a rug over the top!
Lots to do but here are some progress shots.


  1. The cupboard and shelving system looks great! I'm inspired to something similar to one of our rooms....not a work space area, but a walk-in closet, but still.....
    Really inspiring! Thanks :)

  2. Yes, a walk-in closet for all of your amazing bags!! That'd be great!

  3. That's looking like a really great idea, clever Lyndon. Nice floor boards, maybe just abig throw rug on top would be good. K.

  4. How exciting, looks like it will be such a great space to work in! And decorate that will be fun! I wish my flat had one more room I'd love a space like this.

  5. Wow - the cupboards are already looking great - can't wait to see the finished room.


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