First steps

I’ve now completed my first week as my own boss and it’s been pretty good!


Despite the fact that it’s been non-stop, I don’t feel I’ve been very productive- because I haven’t been doing ‘proper’ work!

Before I get started, I think it’s really important to have a nice environment to work in. But tidying and decorating always takes longer than I think- especially when the room starts off looking like this!

I’ve always tried to keep my workroom fairly organised, but more recently it’s been a case of just plonking things in there and closing the door. The room has doubled up as a spare bedroom as well, which means that I haven’t had the storage space I’ve needed and I end up with piles of stuff on the bed. I’ve admitted defeat on that one, and my guests will now be staying on a fold up bed that I can store under the stairs!


wpid-img_20140718_095919.jpgIt’s a really small room, but with the bed removed and some classic Ikea shelving purchased, I’m hoping to make it a practical, tidy and pretty space to work in.

I’ve set up a making room board on Pinterest with a few ideas and I’m very excited about making a little shelving unit like this, to sit above my desk.

I was hoping to be a bit further along by Friday- I even thought I might have some paint on the walls! But at least the room is empty(ish) and ready for paint.

wpid-img_20140718_095616.jpgI also think it’s important to have somewhere comfy to sit in a workroom, so I snapped up this Ercol armchair for a bargain price on Ebay. It needs a lot of  love and my dad is going to try and sand it down to take it back to the pale wood before I get started on the fun part- making cushions for it!

Hopefully by the end of next week I’ll have some paint on walls!

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