Wednesday, January 8, 2014

My creative space : A retreat in our backyard



When we looked at our house last April, it ticked a lot of boxes for us.
Close to school (behind the house)
close to the city (3 km)
huge backyard
Good 'bones' (with lots of renovating potential)
quiet neighbourhood

It wasn't until we were about to leave the viewing that we asked to look inside the garage. We were impressed there was a utility room off the garage but wondered what the second door was for.

The minute we opened the door, I was sold on the house. Hidden behind the garage was every crafty girls dream!  A craft room!






There is a little wardrobe that had an ugly green curtain that was too short. It was the perfect opportunity to join all my favourite thrifted linens to make a new curtain. Once I find more I think I might even make curtains like these for the windows.
And there's even room to put a queen sized bed in when we have guests


My favourite part of this whole room is the bi-fold window... so beautiful to have open when the sun is pouring in
just needs a lick of paint!
I feel so immensely blessed to have this space and now that its organised it is my retreat from the craziness of life, work, family.






8 comments:

Leonie Kiwiatheart said...

Sorry to everyone who left a lovely comment today! I had to change back to the old commenting system and it wiped them :(

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dear molly said...

Oh what I wouldn't give to have a space of my own.
I really love how you have decorated this space Leonie. Those yarn balls are pretty cool...would not have thought to do that and that curtain is just gorgeous. I've been wanting to make one for our wardrobe for ages..you have convinced me to pull out my linens and make a start ;)
Xx

Hootnz said...

It looks like the perfect retreat!!! And I love the curtains :)

Louise said...

What a lovely crafting retreat! I love those cube shelves full of fabric! And that is one gorgeous curtain!

Louise said...

What a lovely crafting retreat! I love those cube shelves full of fabric! And that is one gorgeous curtain!

jacksta said...

so cool. I wanna visit!