Tuesday, October 13, 2009

WFMW...My Little Multi-Purpose Space

One day, down the road, I would love double love to have a multi-purpose room, bonus room, whatever you want to call it.  My hubby has an office/man room, and he has generously offered it up to me any time I need the space, but its just not the same.

I love our home.  But it does not have a space for me to:
-organize and clip coupons
-get crafty
-write out bills (correction: my hubby does this, maybe I would do it if I had the space :)
-bible study
-anything else my little heart desires.

I gave it up and decided to turn my dining room into my multi-purpose space.  We don't eat in there often anyway so why not?

The dining room hutch has always been used for decoration.  I needed space.  The table is completely cleared off and we rarely eat on it.  I needed a flat surface.

Dining room with carpet + 18 month old = I am not willing to go there (often).

I used the empty space on the top of the hutch to house cookbooks, bible study materials, and a basket that holds pens, notepads, coupon books, and other random needed materials.

I used the drawers for crafty stuff.  I also keep my sewing machine and craft baskets in our master closet, so The Wookster isn't tempted to get crafty himself.

I have a 3 drawer organizer on the bottom shelf of the hutch (not shown), along with a basket of cars to keep Wookie busy if I am working here while he is awake.

Its not the bonus/multi-purpose room of my dreams, but it WORKS FOR ME!


momstheword said...

I love what you did with it! It's so pretty and yet so functional. When the kids were little I had a really cook hutch that my mom loaned me and I used that for their arts and crafts and stuff.

Then she needed it back and boy, did I hate to part with it!

Oh, and I hate to admit but I have no fancy recipes. Just things like fajitas, chilis and things like that. I also have a bunch of frozen diced onions in the freezer, so dinnertime ought to go alot faster!

Heather said...

It looks great, and you're really maximizing the space you have. I agree with you though - every woman needs a room of her own! I wish for this too. Right now I make do with a corner of the basement, but it's just not the same when kids can barge in any old time. I want a room where I shut the door and have PRIVACY. Unfortunately, I can't even go to the bathroom in peace around here.