This past weekend I couldn't take it anymore! My sewing room was a disaster. Embarrassingly messy. I had plans to work on my Dresden quilt but I couldn't even make enough space on the table to cut properly, so I knew it was time. Sigh.. It took much too long, but I'm happy I did it!
I give you the tour! My sewing room doesn't really have much personality, and it's kinda ghetto, but I love that it's just my space. I feel really lucky that I have a whole (tiny!) room to myself to work in and make a complete mess of every so often. :)
I want to post this as a "before" tour. I'm challenging myself to make this space more beautiful, but I'm giving myself some time.. there are quite a few things I'd like to do, but I wouldn't want those things to get in the way of my sewing time, lol!
I have a big "L" shaped desk that my fiance and I put together using cheap lumber from Lowe's and some MDF. It took us two hours to build the work station, and it was probably about $40. Sturdy as heck too, that stuff is heavy!
It's nice to have a big window for light and the view of the plants and things in the yard - it's really pretty when it rains. The ledge that goes around the room is so handy! Yes, it get's cluttered, but I just call it convenient storage.
My sister gave me this awesome photo frame a while ago (above, on the left), it's sitting on the ledge with the default picture still in it! Ahh. I'm the worst, lol.
Nice big area for cutting and ironing...
This bookcase is my work in progress station. Each project has it's own little cubby.
Here's the inside of the closet - I'll just show you the half that is sewing related. The other side is a bit shameful, lol, but I promise it isn't a graveyard of old sewing projects! Just extra storage for stuff I should probably throw away.
I've always kept my stash in these hanging shoe dividers, but only this past weekend did it have any sort of order. I used Jeni's tutorials for folding and organizing ideas. I love how everything looks so pretty now!
Scraps sorted into drawers by color.
Sewing room goals:
- Sand, paint and seal the ghetto tables white (at least the legs, maybe not the tops)
- Add a curtain to the underside of the tables to hide the storage and cords
- Add a window dressing
- Put a picture in the frame my sister bought me!
- Hang and frame the giant mirror
- Cover my dirty ass ironing board, it's repulsive!
- Decorate the walls a little
- Clean out the rest of the closet
I'm linking up with PinkChalkStudios "Where I Sew" series - there are a lot of really great looking looking studios out there! Wow! Go checkem out. :)