We actually have been talking about this for a couple years now. We have 4 rooms upstairs and 4 rooms downstairs. My stamp room is in one of the bedrooms upstairs which means two of the kids share a room. They have been fine, for now…but I know a time will come when they want their own space.
Downstairs, we have a "sitting room" that I LOVE, but it doesn’t really get used. It’s just pretty to look at. We also have a dining room that is used for, guess what? CRAFTING! The table is big when both leaves are in it and it is constantly covered with kids crafts, play-doh and is generally only cleaned off for when I have stamping classes here.
So, my thoughts for a while have been to get rid of the "dining" room, move the pretty sitting room to the dining room, move my stamp room down to the sitting room and open the stamp room up for one of the kids.
I think this will make better use of the space that we have without "having to" move, add on to the house or whatever else we can figure out.
Today is the day when that move begins.
The Stamp Room
The "Dining" Room: work has begun!
The Pretty Sitting Room
Randall just went out to get paint and I’ve started cleaning up and cleaning out the dining room. We are basically just moving the entire sitting room over… paint, furniture, rug, photos. Wonder if I’ll be able to do it all today!?
I’ll keep you updated, this is going to be a big job. Especially when it’s time to move the stamp room downstairs. Aye! We plan to have french doors put on the room as well so we can shut the doors…the room won’t be a showcase studio, as much as I would like it to be.