However, the hall and landing are now finished, and there are now shelves and a curtain - this means there are no piles of shoes as you come through the front door, and the gas meter is neatly hidden but accessible.
Sorting through my stash brought lost goodies to light - I've already mentioned the sizeable pile of vintage Laura Ashley patchwork squares, but there was also my collection of shells, which now look good on the dining table - much better than hidden away in a box.
Back to the WIP - and a quick tour round the room.
The room needed to be up and running asap as I've been suffering withdrawal symptoms while it's been out of action! It needs decorating, but I'm going to do that a bit at a time - not ideal but I don't have the energy I used to have and as I said, there's nowhere to clear the room to, so it needs to happen around the contents.
Just behind the door, I've sectioned off a bit for the PC. I mainly use the laptop but the big one is handy. The partition is DH's two bookcases.
All the brown furniture will eventually be shabby-chic'd (sc) and I'll wallpaper the bookcase backs. This is the other side of the cases, topped with stuff that DH needs to sort at the weekend! The table is for him, to work at, marking students' work (he teaches Maths). I don't think I can sc this, because of the formica top (unless you have any ideas?) but I'll throw a cloth over it.
Opposite the door - my bookcases (waiting to be de-cluttered and mostly used for stash), with my work table in front.
In the corner, boxes of fabric and other stash. This will change as there's a blanket box coming at the weekend, but I don't yet know how much it will hold.
Back round towards the door, the carcass of the cupboard I took out - waiting to be chopped for firewood, and piles of shared books for sorting - more weekend jobs for DH -
I'm hoping to squeeze in a bed settee on the wall opposite the window, but am not sure how much space there will be yet. I'll let you know!
The carpet is tatty, with a piece missing under the window (previously had a window seat) but I can't afford to change it, so I'm going to spot-clean it this week, and look out for a rug (car boot/charity shop) to go over it.
I'm posting this over at WOYWW with Julia - http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-191.html so when you have a mo, pop over and visit the other blogs there.