Yesterday, Jeff made the ultimate show of love by moving furniture for me! Since I have only one fully functioning arm, Jeff enrolled the help of a friend to move six pieces of furniture around our house. Most of the pieces were moved from the studio to the office or the office to the studio, but some of it ended up in the garage, too.
That latest round of furniture rearranging and adding new, more functional pieces to the office, has me more excited about my workspaces than ever.
The move that felt like the biggest gamble was putting the shelf from the office on top of the hardware cabinet in the studio…
And I love it! I can’t wait to get it filled and styled.
I was nervous that the two pieces would work together in my head and then look stupid in reality and, the only way to satisfy that curiosity was to move two, very heavy oak pieces. The gamble paid off, though, and this unified piece will make much better use of the space.
Since I’m getting a new desk for my office (one with more surface space and file drawers), my old oak teacher’s desk has been displaced. I was initially planning on selling it, but I had this nagging idea of trying it in the studio. When I made a wish list for things I wanted in the studio to make it more functional, one of them was a flat work surface. Since I already have the desk and was planning on just sticking it in the garage until it sold on craigslist, I decided to try it in the studio to see if that would work as the flat work surface. I figured it would be too big or there would simply be too much furniture in the studio, but once we slid it into place, I felt like it would work!
Now I need to get all of the stuff sorted out and start using the room, so I can really see if it works.
We also moved the hutch, so we can build the closet on the wall next to the door. Jeff is going to work on that over the next couple of weeks. It will be so nice to have a place for my bulky photography gear, large canvases, etc.
All in all, things are really shaping up and I can’t wait to see how both spaces look when they are finished.