Friday, August 30, 2013

Sewing Room Re-Do

     I have always felt very lucky that I had a husband that "got" my sewing addiction so when we built our house 20 years ago he made sure I had a sewing was only 9 x 12 but still a sewing room.  I loved that little room and spent MANY hours in it sewing.  It was right off the living room so I could watch the tv, the kids would sit outside the room and sometimes inside (underfoot) so I was never unreachable. 
Many nights I'd be laying blocks out on the living room floor and both hubby and the kids would be jumping over them to come and see me.  
     A little over a year ago we decided that the empty bedroom upstairs was a bigger, better fit for my sewing so we emptied all the junk out  that had accumulated in it , painted it a nice buttercup yellow and hubby ordered me a cutting table with the matching sewing machine table and quilting chair!!!  Here's the wall with the cutting table on it.............. 

    I didn't do a lot of decorating in the room at first since I was not sure how I wanted the room to look so I just shelved the fabric, threw bins in different corners and basically just lived in the room for a year or so. 
Back in early spring I found a cute battenburg lace valance to put on the double window, just to have "pretty".
I didn't want curtains or anything blocking all the natural light and the semi view of my backyard...just a little something to put over the blinds to finish the windows off.

I finally started to mention that I NEEDED something on the wall over the cutting table.  I'd had pegboard on the wall in the downstairs room and that worked for me so my friend Vic the builder was called, plans were hatched and our household list of "things to do" was handed to him on Monday and voile...shed doors and front replaced, ceiling lights in the upstairs hallway replaced and shelving in my sewing room hung....
This is what the room looked like on Thursday at 3:20 when I came in from work. 
You can imagine my giddiness on finding all that space for pincushions, books, baskets, and all my "chochkies".  Oh yeah, that priority box....not from Vic, but from someone else...Vic just brought it in for me :)

I sat in my sewing chair and looked at the shelves for a bit and thought about what I wanted to put on them but for sure, I knew hooks on the pegboard for scissor hanging!!! 
I brought goodies up, loaded the shelves and after dinner gave it a once over, was fairly happy with placement and then took this picture................................

YES.....I'm definitely happy with seeing all my toys again and I love how the scissors are accessible on the pegboard.  I have more scissors, but then don't all quilters have a bevy of scissors? LOL   But, the ones I have out are the ones I use all the time. 

I'm sure that I'll change things up a bit as I find something that needs to be displayed, but for now, this is perfect.......
Yes folks, Peggy is a happy girl (for now).  And yes, I'm already hatching a plan for kitchen remodeling once I retire in January.  I already talked to Vic, drew the layout for cabinets etc....Stay tuned for more fun remodeling  :)
Peggy in New Jersey 


Conni said...

Lookin' good, Peg! I love the color of your walls. Very warm and cheery.

Barbara said...

The thing you said that I relate to the most is laying things out on the living room floor. I want your sewing room! ;)

Liz said...

Awww, it looks wonderful Peggy. Gotta have our goodies around us to feel the love. :) Pegboard behind the cutting table is on my list but with my handy man in Turkey, it's on the back burner.