As some of you know, this past fall we moved from my beloved home state of California to Connecticut for my husband’s job. After being evacuated from Hurricane Sandy, making it through a blizzard and several snow storms, and otherwise enjoying our rental on the ocean, we are thrilled to finally move into our new home sweet home. New to us, at least. The house was built in the early 1800s!
My husband has always been very supportive of my writing career, and he knows how hard it is for me to move time and time again for his career. (This is the seventh move in sixteen years.) To show his great love and appreciation, he had a special studio built just for me and my writing/reading! I’ve dubbed it The Word Nest (the area where we live is bird bountiful). As promised, here are a few before, during, and after photos! Many appreciative thanks to Mystic River Building Company and their amazing team and crew for creating and building this perfect space!
The studio is a former wood shop, attached to the detached garage. It was not weather proof nor secure so the first thing we did was put on a new roof, and add new windows and a door with a lock.
The original wood shop was not separate from the garage, so we added a wall, insulation, drywall, and paint and trim.
No surprise that I have a ton of books so I needed space for them. And I wanted to make sure I had additional space for my constantly growing library.
And finally, the most important part of my writing studio – where I write:
And let’s not forget, writing would be a very lonesome endeavor without the perfect companion:
Thanks to Amanda of GreenChickens for this awesome custom sign!
Happy reading and writing! I know I’ll be happy working and reading in my cozy Word Nest!