- I need to have my own personal space that can be left untouched so I can leave my projects "in progress".
- I need an area where I can set up extra tables for friends to come play with me and take classes from me.
- I need this space to be flexible so I can grow and adjust as my needs grow and adjust. I can't imagine having permanent counters and cabinets.
Here is the BEFORE: (This is only a fraction of my stuff. The rest of it got dumped in the garage to be dealt with later. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. When I moved into my apartment, I really had to evaluate what things I absolutely couldn't live without. That's what you see here. I have a list of "find immediately" of other things that I've decided need to come in and join me.)
Here is the AFTER: My personal space is in the formal dining area. It's still too small for everything I want to fit in there, but it's a start. I'm just going to have to be creative as I find new homes for my long lost friends.
I will continue to post pics and updates as my space changes. It often takes a good 6 months to finalize everything. I like to live and work in the space, making adjustments as needed before I finally settle on an arrangement that works perfectly for me. In the meantime, I am excited to start being creative once again.