I am riddled with vices. Idleness is not one of them. So, as I adjust to less domestic responsibility and try to figure out how to cook for only four, I’m renovating our guest room. Actually, I’m converting the guest room to a creative studio aka craft room aka woman-cave. I’ve been ripping up carpet and painting subflooring all week. The east wall of the studio has just received two fresh coats of chalkboard paint. The whole wall! The question is this. Can I show enough restraint to follow instructions and allow the paint to set three days before I write on the wall and move stuff back onto the floor?! I highly doubt it.
The other side of the room presently looks like this…..a complete mess. And yes, I painted that armoire and Elea and I painted the above yellow desk. Everything gets painted in this makeover. And so far, I’ve spent only $60 (for the porch paint which was on sale at Sherwin Williams). Otherwise, I’ve been mixing leftover paint and using what I have. I can’t wait to show you this room next week. The reason I’m so confident that it’ll be presentable by then is I fully plan to finish before my sister and nieces visit. They’re coming for Emme and Caiti’s Birthday Tea Party so we decided to make the visit a sleepover and see the play “Steel Magnolias” together. I can hardly wait. Times like these are bearable when you surround yourself with people who know your story and love you anyway! (Thank you, BTW, from the bottom of my heart for all your kind thoughts and gracious words).
Here’s how you can help. I have an annoying habit of naming all things inanimate, like Retro Cottage Kitchen and Dutchess of Windsor Dining Room. So, the studio/craft room/woman cave needs a name. I kinda like Studio 8, since Steve and I have eight children all together. But I’d love to hear your suggestions. If it helps you to know a little more about what this room will be used for, we plan to knit, sew, do needlepoint, paint, listen to good music, read, write, watch Little Women, practice Irish dancing, and do a healthy amount of doodling on the chalk wall. We shall not violate this space by folding laundry or mating socks or watching football. Unless of course it’s the Volunteers or the Vikings. But otherwise, this will be our modern red tent. Where we gather together as women and girls and create beautiful things, supporting each other and hot gluing everything in sight. Our own sacred little space. If you can’t think of a name for us, how about leaving a link to your favorite studio/craft room/woman cave.