19 May 2010
It's been such a busy week. I submitted my porfolio for an interim review on Friday (and had to travel to London twice in one day: once to hand it in, and then to collect it after it had been marked!). Then on Saturday I took a trip to Ikea and picked out some new pieces of furniture. The delivery was meant to be on Sunday but they called us an hour after we left the shop to ask if they could deliver the same day! I'm used to having to wait for things, but everything happened so quickly! Then my kind husband assembled everything Saturday night, and had to dash out for a wood saw first thing Sunday morning so he could cut down the desk top to fit nice and snug under the window. Then yesterday I helped out with a crazy project at uni: we're building a temporary structure out of 4000 milk crates! Eeek. My hands are so sratched and legs are bruised, but it was fun! And then last night I lost a contact lens in my eye! It's still in there I think. It's happened once before and I found it rolled into a tube under my eyelid (sorry for all the details), but so far it hasn't surfaced so I'm off to the opticians in the morning *sigh*.
Anyway, focusing on my new work area in the bedroom... I chose one long surface as it makes the most of the strange uneven shape of the room. I want to claim back the corner of the room but sadly it makes up the neighbour's bedoom. We originally had a dressing table and small chest of drawers in front of the window, but it looks a lot more streamlined and spacious now. The chair is also from Ikea - it's made of string that's wrapped around a metal frame. It's so pretty and incredibly comfortable. As soon as I took it out of the box my husband and I looked at each other and suddenly realised that it's in fact a giant scratching post for our cat, Honey. And sure enough, that night, she Christened the chair by running her claws along the seat. But don't worry - as soon as I shout, "OUT!" she knows she's been a naughty girl, and luckily she hasn't tried it again. The desk is a dream to work on: so much space to spread over and all my things are at hand in the drawers! It really is a luxury for me.
The lightbulb of drawing pins was my grandad's: he always had it on his desk.
This is the view upon entering the room. The painting is by my father, and my granny grew the money tree for me.
*All photos Cubic Dreams.
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