For the past five years I have made ever expanding use of this a glorious room of my own. It has windows on three sides, a fireplace, and view of my garden.
I right away installed a gallery art hanging system on the 11 foot wall so I could display what I created.
I have stainless steel tables for playing with clay, and ink, and paint, which also serve as my desk.
I have cabinets for my stuff.
I have a big easel in a corner.
I have a an old door made into a table for my loom, for which I will eventually get a glass top cut for so I can use it to keep weaving samples on display.
I have my grandmother’s old vanity holding my painting supplies.
I have a spot for my laptop and a iPod player.
I have a brand new sewing machine which has a table and window all to itself.
And I have a fireplace to keep me toasty warm.
So I decided to make it perfect. Choosing colours came first.
I chose a colour that is somewhere between Tiffany blue and Birks blue. You could call it robin’s egg blue. I call it gorgeous.
It took me five days to get it all painted, then one more to put the room back together. It is a huge improvement on the shabby beige it used to be. My time spent here was always fine, but now the time spent in this room of my own will be sublime.
(Take a little tour here)
This winter we’re taking advantage of a forced remodel of the basement due to a spring flood to make my hubby a room of his own. I’ve offered to paint it any colour he chooses. I hope his happy space turns out as well as mine.