I've been taking a painting class for the last several months, and I was searching for a place to keep my supplies available and organized, yet tucked into a cozy area with natural light. It occurred to me one day to convert a pass-through hallway (with a door that we rarely use) into my sacred space.
First things first. I had to find a home for all the other stuff that currently resided in the hallway. The hardest part for most projects is to take that first step! But once I got into it, it actually went pretty quickly and forced me to organize other areas as well. Win-win!
The exercise bike got moved back into the family room, where it belongs!
The table, which had been holding a bunch of books, old notebooks, framed art, and other flotsam, got cleared off ... and I realized I could use it at the end of the hallway if I turned it. Fit perfectly!
I also pulled up the rug ... not sure if I'll put it back down. It's been there for 7 years and is perfectly functional, but I may live without it for awhile.
I dusted and swept the floors (what a difference!) and tried a task lamp, but I think I'll like the cozy light of the larger lamp better. We'll see.
It's been really fun to have my own space with a view of my backyard. I'll be able to accessories the walls and maybe add a few ledges for temporary displays + storage ... down the road.
Labels: creative projects 101, design, fun ideas, organize