I am working with a very small room, so my idea was to keep it light and bright and try to keep as much as possible behind closed doors so that I would not be distracted by mess when trying to create. First I decided on purchasing a couple of cupboards. (I actually had a home improvement guy do most of this for me) he added some additional shelves to them for even more storage and so the fabric piles would not be to high. He also put together a tall bookcase to hold all of my quilting books. The shelves are adjustable another great feature.
Then I needed a large work surface, cutting table and a place for a second sewing machine for when my friend comes to visit. I thought about using a counter top. So my so guy went to Home Depot and bought me a an off the rack 6 foot counter top and two small bathroom vanities which were slightly higher than kitchen units. The vanities are at either end and again gives me extra storage. I had my guy put one shelf up high on the wall so that I could store some of my UFO projects and scraps. I have put up a peg board above my counter top and purchased a new 19 inch flat screen which takes up a quarter of the space of my old TV. I also had my guy make me some doors for a small bookcase that I had and then I sanded and painted the whole thing white. That was my contribution to the room. That and the endless fabric folding I did to fill my cupboards.
He also took a couple of large chunks of wood and made me two rulers holders. I also had him build me a big top for my ironing board which I am going to pad and cover.I have some more pictures to hang and a cork board to mount but all in all it is ready.
|Fabric drawers before|
|book case before doors|
Here are some before and afters of my lovely sewing space.
|Shot from the door, new cabinets and the bookcase with new doors added, my beloved Janome to the right.|
|new book case and I have moved my computer|
|my folded fabric|
|my ruler holders, piece of wood with routed slots|
|Countertop with bathroom vanity ends, pegboard above and small TV on the right|
|Storage shelf above, eventually I am going to change to all white containers.|
|Counter tall enough for small drawers on rollers to fit underneath|
|Hubby insisted on taking this picture of me in my newly organized space.|
Next time I will have some pictures of what I am working on now.