2.08.2011

while i was sleeping...

While I spent 6 days sick in bed last week, Andrew Henry kept himself busy.  To be fair, he is usually busy. 
The transformation of the room we were using as gym into my new office/studio begins (the cork wall is original to the house, just wanted to leave it for some reason and now I'm glad I did)...

Before...

making way...


Several trips to the return section at IKEA for bargains and this is where we are so far.  Not done but well underway...


I'm on the lookout for a kind of big clunky vintage industrial piece for the center of the room (for a screamin' deal of course).  This could take me years but I'm okay with that.  I don't mind waiting for the right piece. 

I should mention, I have done absolutely none of this work so far.  It's all Andrew Henry.  He's not going to be bringing home candy and flowers for Valentine's day because he's not that guy and I'm not that girl.

He is the guy who will go to Ikea on his lunch hour every day to get me cabinets.  He'll come home from long days at work and hammer out a studio for me with a smile on his face because it's going to make me happy and that's way better than candy and flowers in my book.

27 comments:

Felicity said...

We love you Andrew Henry and your thoughtful ways.
The new studio/office is looking great and I can just imagine it completed with the perfect 'industrial' piece in the centre.

Hoping that you're feeling a LOT better Jeanette,

Felicity x

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

It's looking good!!! :) Cannot wait to have an own office as well! :)
xxx

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Debby said...

Oh, you found yourself a great man! Love it. So glad you are feeling better, Jeanette. xo

jandjhome said...

That is so sweet. What an amazing amount of storage you are going to have in there. It is looking great.

Diana Mieczan said...

Your husband is so lovely and sweet! The space looks great and I love the wall:) Happy day, my dear
Kisses

Maria said...

I'm not that girl either, and TM is not that guy either - we are WAY more like you guys :-D LOVE how this room is going.
I'm thinking something from a really old architecture or design office for the middle of that space. Maybe an big old flat file or something - just throwing out brain-stormy things.

AH - The world needs more boys to grow into men like you. Keep up the good work.

shopgirl said...

That is just so awesome! Your husband sounds wonderful! I'm the same! I would want this. It's so much better!

I hope you're feeling better Jeanette!

Mug said...

Amen! I do believe I have an "Andrew Henry", too!:)...Aren't they wonderful!?

Stacey said...

I really like Andrew Henry. Did i tell you that i went to Ikea for the 1st time this weekend? The office is looking fab too. Hope you're feeling a lot better:-). XX

VildesVerden said...

You lucky girl!

Teenage Bride said...

Oh Wow! He has really made some progress!

quintessence said...

You are one lucky girl to have such a handy guy. It's looking fabulous so far - can't wait for the continuation!! In my corporate days, I had one whole wall that was cork - it was a godsend especially for someone like me who needs to see it all!!

kroney said...

Andrew Henry is the best, even if he didn't have all of those DIY skills!!!
The room is looking great so far!
I'm with you on the candy and flowers but some gals like them and that's good too!
I am happy with a card!
Glad you are doing better.

MJM said...

Can't wait to see the studio in a few weeks!

bronwyn said...

Give me handy work over flowers and candy anyday! Jeanette, it already looks amazing! How sweet of AH to do all that for you while you were sick.

angryparsnip said...

Studio is looking wonderful. So glad you left the cork wall, that will be perfect for your jewelry.

I too am looking for a vintage industrial piece for my studio. I want one of the old gray metal desks with a light box.
Still looking.... le sigh

Glad your getting better !

cheers, parsnip

lisaroyhandbags said...

We love guys like Andrew Henry!! So sweet! I fitted out my studio with IKEA stuff and love the As Is room - I landed a great big white kitchen island that I use as my sewing table - it's awesome! Can't wait to see your room come together :)

Krystal said...

I am really liking it so far!!! And I LOVE the cork board walll...amazing score :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

It turned out beautifully. Feel better soon, Jeanette! xxx

Stitchfork said...

Andrew Henry is a keeper! And so is your work space - lookin' good!
xo Cathy

Mo Pie, Please said...

You have a very awesome Andrew Henry. Cherish it! That's so amazing - it's transforming so well! What a great space for an office/studio. I hope to have something like this some day soon.

audrey marie said...

awww so sweet - it looks great. and the cork wall will be great for an inspiration wall!!

Charlotta Ward said...

Hello you poor thing. I hope you are feeling all better now. xx

The office is coming along so well and of course my Swedish heart applauds you on all the IKEA inclusions. :)
Speaking of which.. are you familiar with the blog 'IKEA Hackers'? If not, look it up in my blog roll and click yourself into a DIY haven!

xx Charlotta

Brunch at Saks said...

This looks gorgeous! Fantastic job! xoxo

Nicole said...

Awe, that's so sweet of him! And sometimes patience is the key :)

pamela said...

another great part is that you will be by the window and you can enjoy all that light, too. way to go AH.

Julie Smith said...

Oh my gosh, yes, way better than candy and flowers. Your new space is looking fabulous! What a sweet guy.:)