Monday, 13 May 2013

My New Sewing Studio

At last we bought a new old studio for me to use for my sewing, stitching and general crafting.  Our house is very small so using a room within the house was totally out of the question.  Our only option was to have one outside.  We initially looked into building one but even with the hubby doing all of the building work himself, the numbers just would not work for us.  The cost was way too high.

Eventually the Hubby suggested using a mobile home and converting it into a studio.  The idea really excited me because I knew that I would get into it much quicker than if it was built in blocks.  Also a mobile home would be much bigger than anything we would ever be able to afford to build.  So that decided we began our hunt.  This took longer than expected.  If we found a nice one then we struggled with delivery of it, or if delivery wasn't a problem then the mobile itself wasn't great.

Last Wednesday the Hubby spotted a perfect one on the Internet for just 800 Euros.  It was old but in good condition.  When he rang the owner he was told that it could be delivered that night.  Result!!  We couldn't go and see it because it was in Cork city, a good five hour drive from us but the owner guaranteed us that it was in perfect health.  It was old and in need of a little love and attention but otherwise perfect.

So we waited for the delivery and we waited and we waited and we waited until eventually the driver arrived at 2:30am.  It took another two hours to get the mobile off the truck and in place.....very hard thing to do in the pitch black.  We were two very exhausted puppies getting into bed that morning.  Exhausted but very excited.

Are you ready for the big revel??

Now you're not to laugh!!


Well I did tell you it was old.  Did I hear a titter there??


I needs a lot of TLC but I think that it definitely has potential.  This is my end.  It has four large windows providing a lot of natural light.


We are going to gut it completely and redesign it from scratch.  A woodburning stove will heat it during the winter months.  This is the top end of my room.  Look how bright and light it is.  Okay it's also dated, dirty and very grimey, but bright all the same.


Even Molly was in to have a look around to see where her bed is going to be.  From the bench down is going to be the kids play room.  They are getting a free hand at decorating it as they like.  Great place for putting the xbox and the overflow of toys from the house.

There's a lot of work to be done but we just can't wait to get it started.  A new project for us to work on together.   We think that it will be a lot of fun.......hopefully.

Fingers crossed that it works out ok.
Rosie xx

14 comments:

  1. I'm sure it will be fabulous when you have finished it. Please post photos as you go along it would be nice to see it develop. Melanie xxx

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  2. Hello Rosie

    Oh I am so envious, it'sabsolutely perfect and brilliant and I can't wait to see the finished result.
    Please take lots of pictures showing the before and after.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. Ohhhhh I am feeling quite jealous! That is going to be amazing when it is full of yummy crafty stuff! I can't wait to see the before and after pics. Keep us updated :)

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  4. Now that's what I call crafty, looking forward to seeing it take shape. Take it easy and don't go pulling any muscles. EE xx

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  5. It's vintage dear, not old! Well yes it is old but Wow, once you've worked your magic on it....it will be beautiful! :) x

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  6. It looks perfect! You lucky lucky thing. I bet you can't wait to get started, really exciting! xx

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  7. How exciting - your head must be buzzing with ideas. If Molly gives it the seal of approval then it's going to be great! Looking forward to seeing it evolve x Jane

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  8. I have a lot of love for old caravans. Think of the history and the people that had wonderful holidays. I can't wait to see your new project progress, lots of inspiration on the net!

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  9. I'm trying hard not to hum Eminem, trailer chic type songs in the my head. Fortunately I can;t remember any of the lyrics. I look forward to seeing the makeover.

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  10. No one is laughing - we're too busy being green with envy! A space of your own - lucky lucky you! It will be wonderful. :)

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  11. That's exciting I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it. We lived in one very similar for the 18 months it took to renovate our house, although ours looked much worse at the end!

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  12. How fantastic. Such a bargain for the size. I'm sure it will be a brilliant space to work in when it's finished. xx

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  13. Wow, this is so nice! I never thought of using a mobile home for an extra room but it's a great idea. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it. I'm following your blog and excited to get to know you better. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  14. Brilliant! What a fabulous idea. My studio is tiny ... I'd love the size of space you're going to have :) You'll have fun with the revamp I'm sure :D

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