I have been concentrating on all things high school over the last two weeks, so Desire Empire has taken a back seat.
One part of getting ready, was spending more on my son's school uniform, than I would ever dare to spend on a wardrobe for myself. Accordingly, there was not much left to create a workable study space in the Beach House Brat's bedroom.
On this occasion and just this once, I am glad my mother never throws anything out. I think that has something to do with being a child of the Great Depression and having precious little of anything as a kid. Anyway, it has come in handy this week, being that the cupboard is bare, financially speaking, after setting my son up for the best education money can buy.
That's my old university desk, including the hutch. The chair was one that sat under my desk, when I was a school kid and the desk light is at least 35 years old and from my dad's study. I do love a bit of an upcycle.
The Beach House Brat was most unmoved by my efforts and kind of grunted something in the positive, when I called him in to have a look. I am sure he will thank me when he is 65 and able to look back on his life with the benefit of hindsight. Sadly, I won't be here to see it.
But in the present, he will have no excuses now for not trying his best.
I actually never meant to blog this make over, so I failed to take any before shots. I like the way it turned out though, so thought I'd share it. As one of my mates said on Facebook. "It wont stay this tidy for long." That's absolutely true, but I am beginning as I intend to finish.
And just to prove I spend very little on clothes. I just realised when I was looking at this shot from Christmas, that the top I am wearing, was also worn by me, in my now high schooler son's shot with Santa, when he was two. No wonder I can never find anything to wear, I have a wardrobe full of perfectly intact really old clothes, which I cannot bring myself to throw out. Maybe I am just like my mum after all.
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