and I moved into our first house just over a year ago, and bit by tiny bit, the house is beginning to feel like ours. The whole thing is a death trap for children, as all of the walls and banisters had been taken out, and the only doors inside the house lead to the bathroom or the basement - so finding a space for me to work in has been challenging.
There's an area on the second floor that I've made into a studio by walling it off with three large open bookcases from IKEA. It's good, just enough space - for now. Last week, with spring slowly starting, I had a little flip out and put a day aside to paint the studio... As you can see in the picture on the far left, the colour was a dark greenish brown - which is the colour that the ENTIRE house was painted in when we bought it. Kind of felt like I was working in a cave, so this is such a relief. You may ask yourself why this would take me so long - well I've been busy! But it feels good to have things seem fresh and like mine - just wish I could do it all in one chunk.
What I want to do is to build an insulated modern looking shed to use as a studio in the backyard... That would be ideal, to be at home and not at the same time.