Last weekend, my husband disappeared off to Bunnings and returned with all manner of power-equipment I wouldn't pretend to know the name of. He also brought back with him some rather large planks of wood. There was a lot of noise emanating from downstairs for the next couple of hours but at the end? Check it:
My own built.in.desssssssssssk!
Roughly 2100x2050 and she's lovely. No legs and seemingly floating against the wall. If you craft, I know you need no explanation about why I should need such a large desktop. Craft spreads. Like builders white dust from one end of the house to the other! I have not seen the top of my kitchen table for literally months. My husband has been good about it, but it is driving ME crazy! I had no choice, my children insist on having a bedroom each and I didnt fancy working in the laundry! No folks, my current bm3 studio is my kitchen table and I won't pretend I havn't dreamed of something more for the better part of a year now as I come to the realisation that this is what I want to do. Like, for a long time.
And now I can!
Despite my intentions to work minimally and only have about the project I am currently working on, but I know myself too well and within hours I'll have 400 bits of fabric, 2000 buttons and goodness knows what else covering the surface of that table, but who cares? It will be mine mine mine and guests most definitely will not be wanting dinner parties from the top of it!
This weekend will be a painting marathon (if any of you care to come help me?!) and I'm painting my new desk white (I was considering staining it but my daughter attacked it with both poster-paint and pen within minutes and I think sees herself with her own chair working merrily away while I sew - sounds good to me!). I'll need a new chair which I will have to pretend I've had for ages as I am sure my husband wont understand why I cant use one of the twenty I have parked away in the garage. I like this one:
No, it's not practical and it doesn't swivel. But pfffffft to practicality! I'm a shameless Eames girl, and I've always loved that chair. A replica from Matt Blatt will set me back <$200 which sounds reasonable to me -- I might just do it and deal with the marital consequences later! Although there is this one, too which could be kinda fun...
Anyway, better fly -- typing does not = painting and I've got work to do!!
Have a great weekend xx