Thursday, June 25, 2009
creative space - the closest I'll be getting to a cocktail in quite some time
Has it really been 2 weeks since I posted? I've not been busy having a baby, perhaps just trying to get my mind ready for a little babe.
Whatever it was I have been doing, it has not been overly creative. I didn't really go into super-cleaning mode for my first 2 children so I'm not holding out a lot of hope this time around. I tend to get preoccupied with creating more storage space, or some minor renovating projects. Thankfully my mum arrived about a week ago so there is a reasonable amount of cleaning going on (you should see how clean my windows are now!)
I've been working on setting up a better computer space/desk. While I do have a laptop it's not really portable as the battery has never worked in it since we were given it. As I'm planning to be living vicariously through others creative endeavours for a while, I wanted somewhere a bit less squished-on-the sideboard and more this-is-where-the-computer-lives.
So this was my other auction purchase from 2 weeks ago (conveniently mentioned in the last post)....a cocktail cabinet.
Once we got it home, I removed the shelves & took to it with the hole-saw drill bits....to allow all the cables that drive me crazy & tangle around each other endlessly to be hidden in the belly of cabinet. As luck would have it the printer fits in the lower cabinet.
And the laptop fits perfectly in the cocktail section, I can even pop it back in while still on & close it up to avoid the kids launching weird programs I've never heard of!
Given the only space for this was in our room, I wanted it to be easily closed up when not in use.
The only give away is the various computer cables & paraphernalia that have taken over my never-worn-dressing-gown hook.
For real creative spaces, click over to Kirsty.