Last April (2013) my son left home, leaving us to do some room jiggling so I could have a craft room inside.
You can read all about that time HERE.
Fast Forward 18 months and my daughter has now taken it upon herself to fly the nest too, which now leaves me with an even bigger room to move all of my stuff into. This also means I can have my sewing machine set up all the time without having to unpack it every time I want to use it.
At first we were going to move our own bedroom into this space as it is slightly bigger, but when we measured it we would only be gaining 10" in one direction, so thought it was hardly worth dismantling and re-building the wardrobes for that.
And here is the room as Shona left it on Saturday night to go to her own new little pad.
As you can see, two nice big windows to throw in lots of natural light. And it is front facing, so I can be a real nosy parker right across our cul-de-sac :)
She left me an old sofa too, I was going to throw it out but Ruby seems to have taken a liking to sitting on it, so it might just stay - as a giant dog bed!
And her axolotls. Actually, she hadn't left these at all, I am just baby-sitting them while she sets their tank up in her new home - it takes a week or so to stabilise the water so, for now, they are residing at 'Chez Mommas'.
So this is my room as of now (actually, it really isn't that tidy any more)..... watch this space as I move into somewhere twice the size :)