I counted 5 different workspace moves I've made in 12 years. That might not sound like much but it doesn't include the amount of times I've moved "within" those spaces - countless. I have the privilege of living in the house I grew up in as a child and I love that I can raise my own children here. I have many fond childhood memories of my home, especially those of playing in the basement. So it only made sense to me that I should move my workspace down there...actually, I had no choice. My kids took over upstairs.
My basement workspace is suuuuper tiny but it works just fine for me. I recently moved there so it's not set up the way I want it yet. Here are two photos.
On the other side of those curtains is storage and gym equipment. When I'm feeling un-inspired and get in a creative rut, I get on the elliptical machine and watch Pride and Prejudice until I come up with an idea.
That giant paper mache head was a lucky find. Based on the newspapers lining it inside, it's from the 1950's. It was probably used as a parade costume.
After the birth of my daughter, I gave up the second bedroom to give to her and I went into the guest room. After the birth of my son, I gave up half the guest room to make it a playroom/workspace. I think it goes without saying that this was not a good set up. Besides the fact that most of my things had to be put in the attic, I also had the kids constantly around me offering to "help" me with my work. Since my guestroom/workspace area was my favorite, I'd also like to share pictures of that with you below.
Even though the basement workspace is short on wall space I had to make room for my favorite painting by Deirdre Friebely. I bought it as a present for myself while I was pregnant with my daughter. Here it is again displayed in my old workspace.
I had plenty of bookshelf space to store collections of trinkets and magazines.
This is one of my favorite purchases from Wendy Addison. It is a dancing ballerina shadow play box.
My desk was decoupaged with vintage sheet music and images from their covers. The picnic baskets hold art supplies and picture frames. And the purses hanging on the door were rarely used other than to hold art supplies as well.
Ahhhhh... I miss those extra spaces here and there where I could display a doll and other such nice things.
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