Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Creative Space - Bringing the Outdoors In.... quite literally


I'm not creating anything crafty today. I'm sitting on the couch waiting for the builders to arrive.

I have this little outdoor nook just outside the kitchen door. It's under the roofline as it's in between a spare bedroom and the craft spacce.

This area is a complete waste of space to me - I just don't use it. I think I've sat out there twice in the entire time that I've lived here.

So today, the builders are installing a new glass wall / door contraption, which will make this part of the house. It's going to become my dining room, which will free up some space in the open plan living area, and hopefully make it feel more roomy.

So I guess I'm on coffee duty all day!

The home of My Creative Space

32 comments:

Liesl said...

Your reno is going to be so lovely, Cam. It will make heaps of extra space for fabric .... I mean living!

Bellgirl said...

I saw through this as well- you're really enlarging your sewing area! ;)

clare's craftroom said...

Good for you that is going to be great ! Have coffee for me too .

Fiona said...

It will be perfect - Looking forward to seeing it after the builders have been.

Hugs - Fee X

Amanda said...

Great Idea, might as well make the space functional.

Maree: said...

You won't know yourself with that extra space..Great Idea..Looking forward to seeing it finished...
cheers

PaisleyJade said...

What a fab idea!!!

Michelle said...

You're getting a sunroom! Yee ha!! So exciting - I'm sure you're going to love it!

Jennie said...

What a great idea - makes sense if you don't use the space. Very exciting!x

our shabby cottage said...

Woohoo, how exciting, and a great idea too.

Stacey said...

How exciting Cam! I look forward to seeing the finished dining room.

74 Lime Lane said...

how fab! nothing like a bit of moving around and a new look. Enjoy

plushka said...

Great plan! There is nothing better then some extra space. Cannot wait to see it finished:)

Melanie said...

Yippee! Renos are exciting (as long as they're someone else's - lots of people feel that way about children, I feel that way about home renovation!)

Jennifer Rose said...

once it had a roof, you would find me spending all my time there. looks like a nice place to sit and read a book or draw.

willywagtail said...

Sounds like a great plan. It's great when you are able to make a home to suit yourself. Cherrie

The Creative Beast said...

Good for you for using your space as you see fit! Can't wait to see the final results =-)

Aussie-waffler said...

White with one thanks, and if you can throw in a chocolate bickie, that would be great :) Have fun watching your new space evolve.

teddybearswednesday said...

Great idea Cam!!
Happy coffee making . I hope the builders are real spunks!! xo

Brianna said...

So you are telling me your Creative space is new dining room, more crafting space, coffee and hot builders?! Not fair, can we swap?! :)

Cate said...

In my house any extra space gets taken over by the kiddos - make sure you get all your fabric in their first and claim your stake!! xxx

The Clip Cafe said...

yep i hate wasted space - good idea! Nice when its all done!!

Maxabella said...

Great idea. Those little outdoor nooks are such wasted space! Make sure you get lots of light in, though, as you might miss that. x

Stephanie and Carlos said...

What a great idea... such a dead space and although it's nice to have an outdoor area if you don't use it you gotta move it!!

xo Steph

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

hehehe... I love Brianna's comment!

Sounds great, especially if you're not using it, up in Queensland we do love our little outdoor nooks :)

michelle said...

sounds like a good plan. it should be a lovely light filled space

delia hornbook said...

How lovely ;-)) Enjoy it Dee

spectacularfairywren said...

sorry did you say SPARE BEDROOM & a craft space? wow lucky you!
Enjoy the builders toil today.

Kate said...

I love what Jess wrote!
I hope they are spunks too.
X

Adriana said...

Sounds great.
Nothing like a bit of extra space!

Hope the spunky builders don't cause too many disruptions, and you can get back to being crafty again!

Looking forward to seeing some progress photos...

Libster said...

you lucky girl you!!! im plotting to renovate the kitchen but that wont be until the middle of next year.... I have to wait for one of my girls to move out to get a sewing room and that wont be for a lonnngggggggg time :)

Caroline said...

Nothing like sitting back and letting someone else get on with the hard work (as long as you are not professionally able to do it yourself of course!). Hope you enjoyed your day and didn't get too strung out on too much coffee - now I am wondering if you are up as late as me reading blogs!!