So, The Den is the final piece of the jigsaw from when I decided to have a major sort out at home.
No2 had been on at me for a while that he wanted a games room. I guess this is the progression from a playroom. We umm-ed and aah-ed for some time, deliberating over where we could make room for such a thing and we finally decided that the study/dumping ground that was redundant would be the most workable.
First stop was to re-house all the things in the study, namely a large, messy desk, lots of shelving, lots of stuff all over the floor and a running machine that served as a coat stand.
Way back here, with the help of my youngest sister, off we went to Ikea to make far better use of an empty store cupboard.
A transformation and über-organised!
Oh yes! Shelves that reach the ceiling! This sight makes me very happy. It is a joy to find a light bulb… or a battery…
Next stop was to re-organise the room that I had started making into my workroom back here.
With heavy hearts, we began to take down all the multi-sensory equipment and dismantle the water bed. That was fun – siphoning out litre after litre of nine year old water! This was the more or less blank canvas I was left with.
It was given a fresh coat of white paint and then I could start moving my desk in and repositioning my other worktable…
…and finally organise my fabric stash.
I can’t tell you how happy this room makes me. I spend huge parts of my day in there (I’m sat at the table in the window with my laptop right now). Still a few things to sort through and, ahem, organize but I’m getting there. It feels like my playroom and takes me right back to the organised chaos of my office at work.
And so, then No2 got his den. Another quick paintjob – the colours are by Crown and I’m loving the depth of them – and I have one happy teenager.
The Den, part 2 will be about the cushions. The Den is all about the cushions! It is possible that No2 has a Den just so I could make the cushions. That’s the way my head works in a roundabout way…