Monday, 9 September 2013

Hobby/ Craft Room

Hi again, hope you are all well. Today has been the first day of kitting out our new hobby room. We pulled down our old garden shed about a year ago as it was falling apart due to the back basically rotting away. Once the shed was completely cleared we were left with a larger site than we had originally thought.

So the thinking caps went on and we decided that as we both have hobbies that entail paint, glue and a lot of mess so a garden room that was insulated and had electricity with a small garden storage shed on the side would fit the bill very nicely.

After trawling various web sites for a design that appealed to us both we settled on one and talks started with a firm and planning permission was applied for as the apex shaped roof height was higher than  normally allowed.

Weeks passed, neighbours received letters from the planning departments and no-one objected, but low and behold permission was not granted as we live in a green-belt area!!!

So back to the drawing board and we finally decided on a smaller design with a flat roof and a separate shed. This was built a couple of months ago, but due to other things going on we hadn't got round to kitting it out yet.

A couple of weekends ago our Daughter and 2 of our Grandchildren came to stay and the new craft room was turned into  a shop, which was great fun.

Not quite sure what they will think the next time they visit !

So after drawing up loads of mock plans for furnishing the inside we have finally took delivery of the work benches, chairs, storage unit and a glass display cabinet for Robs models that he makes and paints.

Both items here were flat packs from Ikea and went together amazingly well. The storage unit will have drawers in 2 of the cubicles ( making then tomorrow) and the work benches will be going in next.

It looks pretty stark at the moment but once all the wool, card-making stash, sewing machine etc are all installed and everything has had a good coating of glitter I'm sure it will become much more homely.

Rob ordered this rack for his acrylic paints, it came as a flat pack and went together very easily and I quickly dashed off and gathered up some of the Ranger Alcohol Inks and Stickles bottles!

They fit beautifully and it would sit either on a shelf above a table/ work bench or if there was space just to the side on the table.

I also thought it would look lovely decorated in some of ones favourite papers, paints etc.
It was purchased from and I think I might be sending for one also.

Must finish now and cook some dinner, will update you on progress and look forward to sharing some of the things that are made in our new Hobby Room.

Thanks again for stopping by and if you have any favourite must have items in your craft/hobby room do leave a comment at the bottom of the page.
Jane x

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