Half term has been hard work. Although my children needed a break from 6 weeks of school work, it’s been super tough not having much to do. We made plans and lists of things we wanted to do but these have been broken up by meal times and dog walks – not our usual half term days out and trips away.
I’m hoping that this will be our last half term stuck at home. We’re lucky to have a lovely home but nothing beats a day out at a new place, seeing family and friends. We have dug very deep and kept smiling (just) but are hopeful for better days ahead.
A space to work
Thankfully I’ve had some time to myself to tidy and clean. With our dining room reverting to a school room once again the piles of paperwork have been growing. My children had a little tidy and were surprised at the amount of work they had achieved. This gave me some much-needed time to sort out my own workspace.
Last year I finally bought myself one of those fancy shelf desks, which was the only desk I could find to fit in the space available. It’s pretty basic but has a decent work table with three shelves. I use it for blogging and making and it’s so lovely to have my own little space at long last. The only thing I didn’t have was a decent chair. In fact I ended up using one of the dining room chairs.
Thankfully Lakeland Furniture got it touch and gifted me one of their dressing table chairs. They had a huge selection to choose from and I went for a gorgeous Lule design. It’s a modern dining chair with an elegant stitched design on the backrest. Available in a few different colours, I opted for a gorgeous teal colour. It was simple to put together and is the perfect height for my desk.
I love my new space to work. I spent the last few days trying to sort out all my sewing supplies. I’d love to put all my embroidery hoops on display and have put up as many as I can. I also took the chance to get my WIPs out and I now have a long list of crafts to complete. My new chair is very comfortable and just needed a few felt pads on the base of each leg to protect our wooden floor.
My chair wouldn’t look out of place in my bedroom or the spare room and will make a great additional chair as soon as we can have friends over.
I love the colour so much that I’ve decided to add a few more colour accents into our downstairs. We have a gorgeous vintage kitchen cupboard which I use to store my fabric supplies and I’ve decided to give it a fresh coat of teal paint. I can’t wait to add a few more pieces when the shops re-open and I can browse.
Disclosure – thanks to Lakeland Furniture for the gifted chair.