Wednesday, 29 April 2009

~ SQUEEL... IT'S MY NEW OFFICE ~

Ok so you know that a few weeks ago my Dad moved out right? Well what better use to make of his old bedroom than to turn it into a pink haven for yours truly *wink*.
Ive been sharing an office with Shane for waaaaaaay toooooo long now, and when i say sharing i mean i had 3/4 of it and he had a corner for his desk (that's all the space he needed right).But...as time goes by, Shane is referring to my 'stuff' more and more as 'that crap' or 'that piece of junk there', and constantly asking "what are you planning to do with that old piece of crap?"....So yes, time for me to move on out !
And move i did !
Armed with my spray bottle of Nifti and several sponges, i entered THE TOXIC WASTE DUMP, aka Dads old room. I moved furniture,i cleaned, i mopped, i vacuumed, i swore very loudly ALOT...but in the end i got it ready for painting.

Here is a general idea of the BEFORE stage...

Beige walls and really icky flooring under the icky carpet we ripped up.


Here's a couple of shifty girls pretending to be all cute and innocent...Hmmm they dont fool me one bit.


Midway and things are looking good i think....

My trusty assistant...always ready to lend mum a hand *smiles*

AT LAST IT IS DONE.....
NOW...drum roll please.....
Come on in and have a seat on the comfy sofa !
SORRY, NO BOYS ALLOWED (except Sam and the kitty's of course)

This is where i sit and chat to you all (I'm waving right now) LOL.Don't you love my old monitor from the Jurassic Era? HAHA i let Shane keep the new flat screen, he needed it more than me, so i just prettied mine up a bit !

My 'mess desk' where i paint, etc etc

oooh some works in progress...

Cupboards and shelves full of 'stuff' that i need.

I made this little LOVE box for Sam to put letters into for me. He likes writing me love notes *smiles*



PHEW that's it !
So what do you think? Im really kinda loving it and its nice to be surrounded by pretty colours and pretty things when you are working on something creative.
And when i need a little break i can usually find a kitty or a kid to snuggle on my sofa with for a while.....

Thanks for popping by my office. Come back anytime !!!!

Lotsa love
Shann xxx

P.S before i go i wanted to say a heartfelt THANKYOU to all of you who left comments on my previous post and emailed me as well. Ally is doing very well right now and may be home from hospital tomorrow! She is a trooper that girl.
THANKYOU ONCE AGAIN. xxxx

29 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh please I want an Office/studio whatever you may call it too.
What a great space.
Man to paint a whole room,I'd need like three weeks just to think about it!!! lol!
Glad you have "your" space.
I would have great fun let loose in there too...

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Shannon lucky you. What a fun place to 'play' in.
Alison

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Gorgeous room Shannon, you have made it look sooo pretty and studioish, well it is a studio now really isn't it, not an office that is way too boring!
Looks great, well done!
Kiss Noises Linda

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Shannon you've been a busy girl very nice and cosy and no boys allowed for sure. I think I may have to get you to come and finish off my renovations hubby still hasn't started on our study and he was going to start 2 weeks ago. One day!!!!!! Take care Carol

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

gorgeous,scrumdiddliumptious and ver very you/May you have many many hours happy creating in there.Here is me waving at you there reading this at your gorgeous desk,see me !Yoohoo yep im waving ta ta for now
hugs
Jules

Connie said...

Well, I love it, sweetpea! All pink and gorgeous and that sofa with the spread is to die for! You did a fantastic, marvelous job!!! You do need a new monitor though, chick!

xoxo,
Connie

Penny said...

Shannon,
Your new office/studio is simply marvelous girl. Every girl needs her own space to play and be creative, thank goodness you finally got yours. You made it so cute - I bet there are times you just hate to leave it.
I too am working on a new place to create, mine is just taking a little longer than I had hoped.
May you enjoy many creative hours, days and months in your new studio.
Hugs,
Penny

Sue said...

Thanks for visiting me at my sale Shannon, and shopping!!
Well done, it looks great! Now you have given me incentive to finish organising mine, I will post photos soon!Sue
P.S I have sent you an email, hope to catch up soon.

Shabby Kim said...

Oh My... What a lucky girl you are Shannon. Your new office/studio turned out fabulous. It's amazing what a little paint and elbow grease can do to totally change the look of a room.

Enjoy it!!

Cottage Rose said...

What a lovely office, you did an amazing job. what a beautiful redo. I would love to have one like that.... just darling..

Hugs;
Alaura

June said...

This will be a lovely place to work and hang out. Good for you. I love having a place to call my own.
June

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, looking so pretty in pink Shannon. I can't wait to have my own room too - only a few months to go....

Lucinda Obrien said...

Ohhh Shannon, I just looove what you have done to your new office.How inspiring is it going to be for you now? A lovely haven to escape for a while.Well done!!!
Lucinda x

shabbydreaming said...

What a pretty place to create!!! Hmm my office is the kitchen bench and the cold garage!! Im very jealous!!
mands

allison godwin said...

Hi Shannon, I just love your space. I love getting all creative but hate the thought of starting, we are about to start Bella's room and I just want it finished so I can decorate it. It will be pink also. I actually thought I was princess pink but I think you are definately the winner xx Allie

Serenata said...

Oh what a gorgeous room - I'm so jealous! I want a room of my own as well!!

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Shannon! How cool is it to have a special place of your own?? Bet you can't stop walking by and looking at it :)

Country Wishes said...

Oh Shann, your office looks lovely. I redecorated my sewing room a while ago, my office is next on the list. You have inspired me to get a move on.
XCherrie

TattingChic said...

What a totally cool office! Love the before, during, and after photos! So cool! :)
What a great place to create! :)

Pearl Maple said...

Lovely to see so much good news pouring out of your blog these days. Congrats on the new work room in all shades of pink and good to hear the surgery went well.

Hope having a new creative space does lots of great things for you as we always appreciate your inspriational posts.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! You lucky duck! How awesome!!!!

m ^..^

Gail McCormack said...

Oh well done Shann!!
Isn't it great to have your own little hideaway, mines only a tiny little room under our stairs - but it's MINE!

I'm just catching up on your posts, I hope and pray everything goes well for your friend Ally ~

A Bushel and Peck said...

beautiful...congratulationson the room.

A Bushel and Peck said...

beautiful...congratulationson the room.

joan said...

Love you new office Shannon! I could just relax there if there wasn;t work to do.

Siobhan said...

Happy Mothers Day!

KARA said...

Oh wow I am not too super jealous, yes I am I am sitting here green with envy. Gorgeous you lucky girl you.
Oh Sam is such a good ast.
I have tagged you.
Sorry haven;t been arounf Grayson has been poorly more details on my bloggy xxx

Brenda said...

I love your office, especially your desk. And I might add your patting is beautiful. I just found your blog and will be checking back to see all the other lovely things you do.

Gypsy Mermaid said...

ohh lalala omg shannon! IT IS SOO YOU! I love it I wanna come stay with you and we can craft and craft! hehe big hugs

tooldes-sarah