Thursday, September 13, 2012

My Sewing Room Reveal

I am not pregnant.

I'm sorry. I just needed to disclaim that before we go any further. My old sewing room was in one of our spare bedrooms. So when I mentioned that I was "moving", I got a lot of nosy curious friends (totally kidding, love you guys!!!!) wondering if we needed that room for baby #2. We don't. Not yet. I suppose we will, eventually (EVENTUALLY people!) and so it was a nice bonus for the move. But not the real reason! Ok, moving on. :)

My old sewing room was unorganized, with little storage, and misused furniture. It was always a disaster. I felt like I never got anything done because I just sat in there stressed by the mess. I wish I had a before picture to share with you. You might believe me. It was that bad.

So anyway, I think my sweet, patient husband had finally had enough of the mess and kindly suggested that we create a more usable space for me. We luckily had an empty space off our master bedroom in our house. It was meant to be a sitting room I think, but we really aren't sitting room it had been empty since we moved in. But with a little handy work from hubby, and it's mine, all mine, all mine!

So without further new sewing room!
Greg made the built in shelf & desk for me out of wood and premade kitchen cabinets from Lowes. Perfect space for my machines and various supplies.
I use 2 tension rods between the shelf and the wall for some easy hanging storage for all those little dresses I churn out.
The other side of the room has an old dresser for more storage, and my cutting table. 
My cutting table for now is a simple folding table, but considering I miss my cutting mat and cut into the table about 90% of the time, a folding table is just fine!
The dresser I bought at a yard sale 10 years ago {wow, am I that old?} for $7. It's perfect for extra storage and for displaying a few things on top.
This box on the cutting table is where I keep all my patterns. I organize them in file folders by size & garment. (It doesn't look all that organized from this picture! Ha...I promise it is. Kind of.)
And that is about all folks. I still have a few touches I'd like to a "Little Pink Peony" sign somewhere...and maybe a new ironing board cover? {Ewww, I know. Please don't judge me!} 
But for now, I'll deem my little room just about perfect. If only peonies were in bloom instead of hydrangeas... ;)
Thanks for letting me share my space with you all! 


Mom said...

This looks like the perfect cozy space to construct your creations. Your decorating skills and Greg's handy work have made this such an attractive and functional room. Can't wait to see all your future projects! Enjoy!

Kristen Sinclair said...

This looks like such a great creative space, and I LOOOOVE the last photo :)

Carol Anne said...

Thanks for sharing - I was soooo looking forward to seeing this - you are such an inspiration! I have been down in my basement this evening cleaning up my "sewing room" and other stuff. Time to make my dreams come true, too! ;)

DMJ said...

Thanks for sharing the inspiration to get organized! My sewing room needs it desperately lol Enjoy your lovely new space :)

Marie @ Substance of Living said...

I found your site while searching for sewing/craft room ideas and desks made from cabinets. You and your husband have made a beautiful room.

Need to get back to organizing my room-to-be but will be back.

Thank you for the ideas!