It’s been an awful long time coming, what with three blooming meltdowns, but finally my spare bed, as was, has gone off to its new home ………..
……… and I’ve been able to move my Habitat sofa bed (Argos) from the lounge into the “guest room”, which is where you find me today!
I must have measured the settee and the space between the two sets of drawers a hundred times before making my considered purchase, and then daren't measure it when it arrived for fear it wouldn’t fit!
Let’s just say it did slide in, but with about 2mm spare on each side, if that, talk about flying by the seat of my pants, someone was really watching over me when I tentatively ordered it! The light grey colour isn't perfect, but I knew that, but it soon got the fiddle fart treatment when I covered it with the crocheted blanket I bought from a Worcester charity shop while out and about with Marc, a couple of years ago, £8 very well spent!
The sofa, which has been well tried and tested for comfort and height over the past few months, folds out, with ample space on either side to get in and out, even with my craft table still in the room, giving an extra surface for guests to put things on if needed and saving me from having to move it back into the lounge if I didn't fancy it.
I really loved the bedroom as it was, but it served no purpose for around three weekends in every month other than for my continual traipsing in and out to find craft stuff. This way I have everything instantly at hand, the mess stays contained and if I haven’t finished a project, I can just shut the door and leave it, where one thing out of place or extra in the lounge and it used to look as it a bomb had hit it.
When the table is down and the chair back in the lounge Iris and Bertie have an extra place to play, as well as crafting to their hearts content. There are more than enough plugs in one small space to run a printer, computer, glue guns etc. plus a kettle, it’s pretty perfect! Another benefit of the extra space is that I can have my Dry:Soon heated airer out without it too being on display in the lounge ……. bijoux living takes some organising, as I am still discovering after almost 5 years, but I'm getting there!
The next job is to sort out the drawers (again), they are not too bad to be honest, but now it can be done on a table instead of on the bed, where things used to have a habit of rolling off and disappearing underneath.
The lounge feels pretty empty and bare without the sofa now, as does the kitchen area, even though its only the Ikea table that’s gone. With the radiator where it is, it’s not the ideal place to put something in front. I am toying with the idea of putting a narrow, white, console type desk there as place to blog, the view is pretty amazing (as opposed to the car park at the front), but I think I need to live with the space a little while longer before making another considered purchase.