I would have posted this yesterday, but I thought I left my memory card at home(turns out I didn’t, but didn’t feel like blogging last night).
Anyways, I cleaned up my sewing room this weekend after finish my EIGTH baby car seat cover(just need to make the matching blankets and then I can finally start selling them) and I decided it was time to FINALLY take pictures so that you guys can see this room I’ve been talking about for, oh, almost 10 months now.
When I started sewing, I just had a small desk set up in the corner of the man-cave/bonus room. This past January, hubby and I decided to turn our extra guest room into an official sewing room so that I wouldn’t be taking over the man-cave anymore(plus I’d have more space for projects).
View from the door:
The main feature of the room is a work station/cutting table/storage unit that hubby and I made together.
We took two base kitchen cabinets and painted them white/added hardware. Then hubby attached them back to back and added feet(that I had painted white as well). We glued beadboard to the sides to cover up the seams of the cabinets as well as make it look like it’s all one “piece”. The topper is a piece of plywood with trim added around the sides that I stained. We put it together in the room, and it’s not removable without tearing it apart, so it will either be sold with the house someday or we will have to take it out in pieces.
In the back right corner I have one window. I store my dress form as well as a small jewelry stand I got on craig’s list and re-finished that I use to store odds and ends.
I have my ironing board along the back wall, as well as the art work my sister made me for my birthday. I use the chalk board to make notes about my current projects and the bulletin board to tack on whatever pattern I’m working on for easy reference. I bought an extra wide ironing board at Wal-Mart that I leave up all the time(we have another one in the laundry room for regular ironing).
The left wall stores my fabric as well as another work surface(that is almost always piled with stuff…haha). I use the expedit book shelf from Ikea with bins from Lowes that I labeled with scrapbook paper/stickers for the different color families of my fabrics. This wall also has my kitchsy ikea eye chart lamp(how could I NOT own this lamp..haha)
My sewing desk with my sewing machine and serger are along the right wall. I ordered the desk from Wal-Mart and it’s fantastic. If I want, it folds up into a small nightstand looking thing(not that I have ever done it or plan to do it). The dress form painting collage is a conglomeration of my own paintings+one I purchased.
I found the middle painting on clearance at Marshall’s. I thought it would be perfect for my sewing room, so I bought it. A few weeks later, I was delighted to come across a pin on pinterest that showed my painting was part of a collection! I used the pin to paint my own versions on the smaller canvases. I think they look pretty legit don’t you?
I love my sewing room! It’s nice to have my own “space” to work, and I love being able to shut the door on the mess when I’m done sewing for the night(when I was in the bonus room, I used to have to clean up every night; it was a pain).
Well, I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my sewing room! I’ll be back in a bit with an outfit post.