Creative Den update

It seems incredible that just ten days ago I decided to declutter and repurpose our second lounge into a beautiful space for me to write/sew etc.  I have achieved so much and although it won’t be finished until my snuggle seat is delivered in January I’m at a point where I’ve done as much as I can.

Both sets of curtains have been shortened and look great, really brightening the room.  I’ve used some of the excess fabric to make a cover for my sewing machine and also for the stool.  My glittery clock is beautiful as is the mirror which is yet to be hung.  I’ve filled pretty storage jars with cotton thread, buttons and ribbons and filled the bookcase with all my poetry and craft books.  There was even room for my very much neglected keyboard.

Between us we’ve assembled three flatpack items.  The first, a simple storage chest from Ikea, proved the most problematic as I explained to my son that we had to follow the instructions carefully and then attached the incorrect side panel!  The second, probably one of Ikea’s most popular items (we have four variations on this in our house already) I put together completely on my own.  And the third was a new TV cabinet (from Next) which hubby and I did together and was super straightforward.


I’ve arranged for the hospice shop to collect the day bed sofa next week and once that’s out of the way I can decide exactly where I want the other furniture and the mirror to go.

oh, and I had fun hiding in the coffin sized cardboard box!



6 comments on “Creative Den update”
  1. Invisibly Me says:

    This is looking fab! Bet it’ll be super snug when it’s all finished in January. And wow, that’s a huge box. It did make me chuckle that persons required for assembly were depicted in picture format! xx

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    1. Karen says:

      The depiction of persons required looked loads better with smiley faces and a red dress!

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      1. Invisibly Me says:

        Totally agree. Don’t forget the shoes though, would be a health & safety hazard if shoes aren’t worn during assembly!! 🙂

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      2. Karen says:

        Before assembly please conduct a full risk assessment! 😀


    1. Karen says:

      It’s lovely ❤️

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