A little room rearrange

February 3rd 2012

I gave my little home study-come-craft room a much-needed tidy up and rearrange recently. The space works so much better now!

my study

I ditched my old desk (it found a new home thanks to Gumtree) which was much too big for the room, and instead made my own with an Unto This Last custom-cut top and Ikea base unit and legs. I also got some rather sleek Ikea plan-chest type drawers to store all my prints for my shop.

my study
my study

My big wall o’ kitsch has expanded somewhat. I finally splurged on some String shelves (they’re on sale at Haus) to house my little camera collection. I was pleased to find that this DIY newb was able to install them quite easily in less than an hour. They’re even straight (thanks iPhone spirit level app), and feel pretty solid – good investment.

my study
my studymy study

In the future I might replace the day bed with a more space-efficient one – it holds a ton of stuff in the drawers underneath but it’s really bulky. Having said that, now that the room is organised better I love just hanging out in here with the cat watching TV on my iMac. It’s also the warmest room in the house right now!

my study

The crochet blanket is one of Yoni’s favourite nap spots

The next house jobs/purchases include replacing some light sockets, repainting the bathroom, a new bed and bedside tables, and getting the garden sorted out in time for warm weather. We’re doing a skill swap with a garden designer – website in exchange for garden design – and I’m really excited to have a lovely outdoor space for this summer. Is anyone else doing any new year home improvements?

Comments (20)

  • Daniel

    February 3rd 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Nice! Although I think you need a few more cameras …

    My mum has a fold-out knitting storage table thing just like that. Seeing it just gave me a big ol’ nostalgiaburst :)

  • Kim

    February 3rd 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Really love the string shelves, I’ve been looking at these shelves from ikea for our office http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S49894507/

    DIY plans around here this year are pretty boringggg… need a new back door and the side of the house rendering. Far too practical!

  • Bryony

    February 3rd 2012 at 4:50 pm

    This post has got me really excited about getting started on our spare room (my ‘me’ room!), your desk looks gorgeous!

  • Alice

    February 3rd 2012 at 5:57 pm

    I’ve just stumbled upon your blog and you’ve completely inspired me to get around to organizing my craft room. I adore just about everything in your room, especially the kitsch wall and the lucky cat is just the cutest. Also that Harajuku Lovers bottle top is a firm favourite of mine.
    Alice xxx

  • Frau Haselmayer

    February 3rd 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Your new desk looks awesome! I especially love the table top!

    And Yoni is too cute!

  • Han

    February 4th 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Your house is gorgeous! you’ve done an amazing job! would love to have a place like that :)

  • Charlotte

    February 4th 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I love your cat! Your room looks great – is that Sanderson wallpaper? I’ve been eyeing that up on eBay and was wondering if it did look that good in the flesh. I would love a spare room like that. :)

    1. Katie

      February 4th 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Yes it’s Sanderson. I actually have loads of offcuts left, I can send you a sample if you want to see it in person!

      1. Charlotte

        February 8th 2012 at 7:29 pm

        Oh wow that would be amazing!

        1. Katie

          February 8th 2012 at 7:36 pm

          Pop me an email with your address and I will :)

  • Helen

    February 4th 2012 at 2:53 pm

    This makes me really want to sort out our back bedroom – we need to find a nice bedside table that can also double up as underwear storage as the guest room is also my dressing room. We can’t wait for spring either and to get outside in our garden! I want to grow some strawberries and courgettes again.

  • Elizabeth

    February 6th 2012 at 9:46 pm

    iphone has a spirit level app? awesome!

    those shelves are great, I might have to pinterest them ;-)

  • Jess

    February 7th 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Lovely room/cat/shelves/crochet – very jealous! Moving house soon, hoping I’ll be able to use it as an opportunity to get my room just the way I want it.

  • A Thrifty Mrs

    February 7th 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I just love your space. Just enough going on but not enough to make it look cluttered.

  • Josefin

    February 10th 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Oh! Nice camera collection you have there! The little blue one, what kind of camera is that?

    1. Katie

      February 10th 2012 at 2:30 pm

      That’s a Superheadz Golden Half, half frame 35mm. It takes lovely pics! http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=16169404@N00&q=golden%20half

  • Nancy

    February 11th 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Where did you get those adorable owls? I love owls and would love to have some of those!!

    1. Katie

      February 11th 2012 at 4:49 pm

      From all over the place! Etsy and vintage fairs :)

  • Ellomennopee

    February 16th 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Yay Harajuku Lovers perfume! I’m slowly posting about my own house projects- I’m a student in London so I specialise in furnishing my flat using only freebies:

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