The truth: the kids went back to school on Thursday and I don’t go back to work until tomorrow. What on earth did Kevin and I cook up to do with that extra time? Clean the house? Take down the tree? Go to the casino?
No on all three accounts. We rearranged furniture. (I’m looking at you, Mom) I took over the dining room and turned it into a sewing room. I’ve been talking about it for a month and I finally just bit the bullet and did it. We eat in a different room and haven’t used the dining room other than to hold the liquor cabinet for years. I built myself a bit of a hacked cutting table and moved everything over the course of two days. I’ve hardly wanted to leave it since I finished.
Here is the before:
And the after:
Cutting table – I built this table from two 3×3 cube shelves, non-slip shelf grip, and a hollow, flush door.
Storage for current projects, scraps, patterns, and favorite fabric collections:
My serger has a home, too. Complete with a lava lamp (Thanks, kids!!)
The iron is in the room, too, but that’s nothing to write home about. All in all, I am so happy with how it turned out. Major fabric and yarn storage is still downstairs, but hey – it’s a small room. Overall this is meant to just be a creative space. I can’t wait to decorate it with curtains and new minis for the walls.
I can report that I already love the new cutting table. I cut out my Happy Christmas Quilt and got started cutting out a tree skirt too. I’ve been sewing up a storm and that feels so good. I’m off to work tomorrow after this long vacation, but I definitely feel like I got some good stuff done.
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Enjoy your new room!
So fun!! I’ve dreamed about having a craft room – what a fantastic one you’ve built!
Thanks! I can’t believe I have an actual sewing room 🙂
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Wow, you’ve both built a brilliant space for you to craft. Now I wish I’d thought to keep one of the doors we had like that before we replaced them with real wood doors. It’s such a great idea! I keep thinking of taking over our guest room, and move that into the smaller study we have. We only have guests stay about 10 nights a year so it seems a waste that’s the lightest and biggest room…hmm I may approach the conversation with my husband when he’s back from work.
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What an awesome sewing room you’ve built for your self! I’m sure you’ll get much joy out of it.