Yay! It’s done! I have a brand new space to work! I feel a bit guilty having such a great space (I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!) But I think I can get used to it.
We decided to put my new studio in the attic. I feel a bit like Quasimodo being all the way up here in the belfry but I love it. For the past six years my husband and I have been sharing an office off the bedroom. For a while it worked out fine because the kids were little and he worked during the day and I worked at night but lately we were trying to occupy the space at the same time and it just wasn’t working. Something had to be done.
We were lucky that when they built our house they had put in stairs to the attic and had left rough plumbing for hot water heating. But there was still a lot to do. Here is what the attic looked like before we started…
My biggest pet peeve about the old office was that there were no windows and poor lighting. And the attic I was moving to just had one small window so we added 2 skylights and 3 more windows along the far wall of the room. That’s more like it!
Here’s a view of the other side of the room. There are still somethings to do yet. I’d like to have a nice corner desk. Luckily my husband likes building desks. And I want a big gigundous bulletin board so I don’t have to spread out my drawings on the floor anymore. I’ve already bought some new red fabric to slipcover my old tired sofa (I am SO sick of those flowers!) And I think those big sliding closet doors are just begging to be painted with something interesting. hmmm….