Hello! I am here today, in my wee studio, only it doesn't look quite like this at the moment. Today it's not so much of a tidy and creative workspace, nor is it as colourful and pretty as it was one week ago. There aren't neatly organised piles of tins filled with colourful buttons, freshly crocheted flowers or piles of pretty yarn waiting to be crocheted into said flowers. But it is a hive of activity, just not crocheting activity...
Instead of tins filled with pretty things there are tins full of delicious new paint in brilliant white and pebble grey. Wall paint, gloss paint, floor paint and even tins of paint stripper! Since Friday I've relocated half my studio to various places around our tiny flat (it feels like we're living in cluttered chaos at the moment so I am eager to get this job done as quickly as possible and get back to normal soon!); painted half my studio brilliant white and yes that is my desk, upside-down in the middle of the room! Today I have stripped umpteen layers of varnish off it and just now I am having a wee breather before I wash it down and tidy up that icky mess. I'm also checking through the to-do list, so much still to go...
+ Collect gorgeous brass castors and fit them to my desk.
+ Paint desk a delicious glossy white, but leave the top in beautiful bare wood.
+ Shimmy all of the furniture left in there to the already painted wall.
+ Paint the other half of my studio in the same gorgeous brilliant white.
+ Oh and the ceiling, mustn't forget the ceiling! (May have to sweet talk my man for this one, I'm so wobbly on a ladder if I haven't got a reassuring wall within arms reach, gulp!).
+ Paint my shelves and Bertha in the same delicious glossy white as my desk.
+ Scrub the floorboards super clean, ugh!
+ Paint newly cleaned floorboards in a delicious pebble grey.
+ Wait for floor to dry thoroughly (I know I am going to be so impatient here!).
+ Move all my
crap lovely stuff back in there (minus the crap!).