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At our Imaginary Lane house, I have this fantastic room where I am able to create whatever my mind can think of. It has every single supply, stored ever so organized! Cubbies for fabric, shelves for paper, drawers for things to cut with, cabinets filled with labeled boxes that contain every type of pen, paint, button, thread, pin, hole puncher, knitting needle, and more! There would be dowels hanging on the wall with wrapping paper, washi tape & ribbons to wrap the most spectacular presents for my friends. A sewing desk would be on one side, while there would be an island in the middle where projects could be prepared or cut. Another desk would be for paper crafting, with only the newest and funnest tools to use. Counters and book shelves would surround the room, and every resource I could possibly need would be there.
While I may have a lot of the above mentioned, I do not have this space in our house……yet. Enter, my future project room.
When the buildings our condo is in were made, they included the particular room I am speaking of. It’s a windowless, 8ft x 9ft corner within the laundry room. It has a 1/2 closet, above the hot water heater, but it is deep and has plenty of shelving for storage. The laundry area is another 8ft x 9ft section filled with (of course) the washer and dryer, as well as some upper and lower cabinets, as well as some drawers. All in all, it’s a total bonus room. I’m sure it’s meant to be here for storage, as there is no attic or basement & limited closet space.
Over the years, this room has been utilized for many different uses. A storage room with lots of shelves, an office, an office with storage, a small guest room, a small guest room with an office area…if you can think of what you would do with an 8′ x 9′ windowless space, it’s likely been done. The noise of the laundry would help for it to not be a full time bedroom, which was why my husband and I decided that eventually down the road, it would not make a very good baby room. As of most recently, we had a futon & a desk, as well as a few boxes stored under, behind & on top of the futon.
This past weekend, the room became a blank slate. I removed all of the storage, the futon, the desk, and everything else that went in the room. The futon & desk made their way over to my mom’s house, while the rest of everything was gone through and most is making it’s way to Goodwill donation.
With my mom no longer being able to use any of her sewing & craft supplies, she informed me that she wanted it all to go to a good home. Of course, that good home happened to be mine. I am excited to continue the legacy that my mother instilled in me, and hope to take my love of crafting further to show my mom it is being used exactly as she would have used it.
For now, it is just a room with a desk. Eventually, once everything gets organized, I will have a fully functioning, smaller scaled version of my dream space. I have super cool wallpaper on order, with a fresh coat of paint to go along with it. A peg board has been purchased with intent to become a functional piece of wall art. We had the glass on one of our photo frames shatter, so we got a new frame for the photo, and now I get to convert the old frame into something new!
Look forward to future posts, where I will share the progress.