just for comparison purposes, here is that photo of me crying in the corner.
remember? the day when we were almost finished plastering, and had in fact just finished painting the ceiling… and then the ceiling fell down. (you can read all about those woes here)
but by the end of last week, it was looking pretty good – a couple more coats of varnish needed on that beautiful floor, some levelling stuff in the fireplace hole, and a coat of white on the skirting board / where we’d boxed in the gas pipe. i wish it could’ve stayed empty like this forever <3
despite all of the fails and all of the injuries and all of dust & fumes, the only moment i lost my will to lol, was when i realised the windows (2 months work last summer, remember? 2 months of sanding. 2 months of Not Sewing)… when i realised the windows had been crying condensation tears all winter and would need another overhaul already. ffs.
well i can’t do anything about it until they dry out, so: *brainskim*
so today, sunday, was the day i finally got to move back in!
seriously you guys, i’ve been dreaming about this moment since may 2010 when i started Sewing For Proper.
in my sewing room fantasy though *misty 80’s dream sequence* it’s all beautiful real wood furniture, exp£n$iv£$ like out of the glossy mags, and bespoke storage units full of pretty haberdashery.
not second hand, mis-matched, too-big, cheap, laminate stuff. with additional storage box mountains. :(
those’re bespoke cupboard doors leaning in the left hand corner, i guess? and some time soon, my dad’ll build the fitted cupboard behind them that will house all of those boxes.
for now though, i’m just happy to get back to work. and even if that means back to organised chaos in a room that’s also a guest bedroom and laundry room as well as a sewing room, at least it’s no longer the building supplies room too.
no. the building supplies room is now in the living room. behind the sofa, and in front of the door.
but actually, with a budget of £0.00, i don’t think we’ve done too bad.
i’m just going to xbox for a week real quick while i recover, and then i’ll be back in business :)