Wednesday, August 14, 2019

My Sewing Space Makeover

When I retired a few years ago, I took over the bonus room in our home as the place for my desk and my sewing studio.   The room had bright blue walls, really old ugly carpet and an even uglier couch.  There was a large tv that didn't really work.  It was cluttered with stuff that we no longer needed.

My sewing space consisted of 3 tables pushed together - one for the machine, one for my cutting mat and one for the small ironing board and piles of works in progress.  My view when I sat and sewed was my laundry room - not at all inspiring.


The first part of the makeover was to replace the bright blue walls with a pretty gray color.  I asked my husband to help me paint the room as my Christmas gift.

Next, all the unused furniture needed to get out of the room.  Thankfully, we got this done when my son and daughter were home.  Ugly couch and non-working tv down the stairs and out of the house - happy dance!

The next part of the makeover was replacing the carpet with hardwoods.  This required taking everything - everything - out of the room.   My number 1 goal was to only return to the room what needed to be there - donating, selling or gifting everything else.

Here is my new room!



I relocated the sewing machine to a corner of the room that actually gets some nice natural light and I can look out the window while I sew.  The new layout is ideal for quilting large quilts - I've already done two of them!


Back in the corner where my machine used to be is my ironing station.  I hope to replace this with a larger ironing surface but for now this is working.


The shelves you see on the left hold my pre-cuts and my works in progress that aren't being actively worked on.


The new addition to the room is this wonderful counter height table which is a wonderful work table.  It serves as my cutting station and I've also used it for quilt basting.


There are two large drawers with the table - one hold my rulers and extra mats and the other scissors and rotary cutters.


Not pictured in either of these shots is my fabric stash which fits in two small shelving units after quite a few destash sales and donations.

My next step is to hang up some quilts = more pictures to come once I do so!

I love my new space.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

20 comments:

  1. Quite an improvement! It looks like your space will function much better which means more production! I redid my studio a few years ago; lighting and paint, but not the floors. I found what I want on my floors, but that is going to be a big job as you know.

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  2. Patty, this is so inspiring! What a beautiful oasis for you to enjoy.

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  3. What a fabulous space you have now to be so very creative in.

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  4. That looks like a beautiful creative space, Patty! It's fun to get a peek at where other quilters work!

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  5. What a perfect work area. Love that grey table.

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  6. Oh how cool!! it fits you better this way!

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  7. Hi Patty! Lovely new space. What fabulous wonderful natural light you get from those windows! That has to brighten your mood even on gloomy days. I look forward to seeing which quilts you hang and where you place them! I love seeing other people's sewing spaces. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  8. Wonderful makeovef! Enjoy your lovely new space. 😊

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  9. Love all of your improvements. Hubby did a good job assisting you!

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  10. That is amazing! You deserve to sew in this lovely studio... enjoy!

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  11. I am so happy for you! Is the floor laminate? Sure looks good and makes things so easy to keep clean. Hooray!

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  12. Great transformation - it looks like a lovely, airy space now. xx

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  13. What a huge difference! Enjoy your new space :) xo

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  14. Wow....what a great make-over and you and your husband did a great job. You must love sewing in your new space and bet that is your go-to room now. Enjoy you space!

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  15. It’s an amazing new sewing space......studio! Enjoy!

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  16. What a great work space! Enjoy your stitching time.

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  17. Such a beautiful new space! So inviting to sit and have a sew :) Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Looks great! It's so nice to have a space set up just for sewing!

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  19. What a difference. It looks amazing. I like the idea of a cutting table have drawers to hold stuff. Happy sewing.

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