Day 303: Inspired by the Space in the New Study

The builders weren’t going to be round until the afternoon so my daughter was able to enjoy a bit of a lie in and do her homework in her room. I had a busy day at work but made myself have a break at lunchtime so that I could move some stuff around between rooms upstairs. It’s like musical clutter in this house; however, rooms are becoming defined and I can actually see things a bit clearer now that I have a room with space to play with.

Whilst sitting on the bed in the new study, and looking out of the window, I came up with a way that we could have this room; a way that it would work as a TV/chill out room, study and spare room. I quickly sketched it out.

A quick sketch

I won’t be buying anything new for the room just yet, as I want to get a feel for the layout with our existing furniture. So, I emptied the drawers in the single bed, took off the headboard and mattress, and stood the base up on its side with the mattress propped up against it. I need a plan for what I’m going to do with the bed. My youngest might swap it with hers as the base is more sturdy.

I really wanted to move the sofa out of my daughter’s new room and into the new study, but even after unscrewing the feet, it still felt too big to get through the doors. I knew that it wasn’t something that I would be able to move on my own. The girls were busy and my husband was out at an appointment.

When the builders arrived, I mentioned that that I wanted the sofa moved. I sort of cheekily indicated that it might get in their way when they were doing the cupboard. They eventually took the hint and carried it into the spare room and put it on its side in front of the bed. I was very grateful.

This instantly made the study look crowded but I’m fine with that as I know that I can sort this room at my leisure. At the weekend, I will spend some time taking out the items that need to go (charity, sell or bin).

The new cupboard

After a group discussion about where we wanted the bespoke shelves, we think we all agreed on something. The carpenter cut the shelves to size and is coming back at the weekend to fix them in and finish it. He’s waiting for matching panelling for the wall and he will also need to make us a door. It has to be said, that the plasterer did such a great job of plastering the inside and surrounding area of the cupboard yesterday. it was such a tricky space and very tiny in the sloped corners.

It’s all coming together nicely and I might even get to bed a bit earlier this evening.

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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4 Responses to Day 303: Inspired by the Space in the New Study

  1. Great workers that will help you out. Love your sketches.

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