My first “project” for 2010 began on Friday. It would have been last year’s project except for the fact that we had to find a time when both of us had our feet on the ground i.e. not travelling. LOL
And so it entered my long list of resolutions for the year. More like my to do list now.
The project involved refurnishing our study but first – transferring a group bookshelves including a workstation to my studio. We affectionately refer to these bookshelves as the “Clarendon” stuff. They are solid wood “very country” furniture which we bought for our study in the UK when we first got there. In Dubai, it served as the furniture in my very large studio. Here in Kuwait, I don’t exactly remember why, but they went back in the study and I had all kinds of loose furniture in my small studio.
Since we got our new Macs last year, hubby had also got us new, larger monitors and we both agreed they didn’t exactly go with country-looking Clarendon. Not only that, we had been adding on all kinds of loose furniture from around the house as the need arose. It was an interior decorator’s nightmare. The room was a mess and since we spent a lot of time in our study, we also agreed it merited a revamp.
We decided on a contemporary look and where better to get them from than IKEA eh? I convinced hubby that we should complete the project before the end of January. So on Friday we went to IKEA and bought all the furniture we needed for the study and booked the delivery and installation for Tuesday.
It was truly deja vu as the last time I did this was last year in KL when I was furnishing our study at our new apartment there…
Yesterday morning, hubby surprised me by starting to remove all the books (and we have a lot of books!) and everything else from the Clarendon shelves.
And so began the big move. I worked with our twice-a-week maid to move my desk and other stuff out of the studio. After a quick clean up, we started moving the Clarendon to the studio. Piece by piece. Until our study was completely empty. Except for the TV and the built-in cupboards.
I spent the evening arranging all my projects in their new old home and everything looks nice and country now. Like a studio should be.
Now all we had to do was wait for the IKEA team to deliver and install the new furniture.