I’m so excited to be able to share my new sewing room with you. This has been in the works since October. My old sewing room consisted of a small table in half of a bedroom. This is what it looked like.
I was very quickly outgrowing this space. We had another bedroom that was being used as our guest room. It was really more of a room where we threw things that we didn’t know where else to put. That room looked like this.
A few days before my birthday back in October, I came home from work and my husband had taken the day off of work and had his friend come over and they completely switched the two rooms. It makes sense. We only have one or two guests a year, so I don’t know why we were keeping a whole room available for them while I was sewing in half a room! The next few months were spent cleaning, organizing, painting and building. My wonderful husband and his equally wonderful best friend built me the most awesome sewing table and pegboard. So without further ado…..here it is!!!
I am so stinkin’ happy with my new room that I could spit! I love all things vintage, so that’s kind of the direction I went in my sewing room. My friend Tammy and I spent more than one weekend scouring antique stores looking for the perfect accessories for my room. It was torture! I debated for a long time on how I wanted to finish my table. I finally decided to paint it. I used a retro green color and put a ton of polyurethane on the top. Here is a close up of the sewing table. I’m so tickled that they built it so my sewing machine sits down into it and is level with the table. It makes it so much easier to sew and do FMQ.
On the bigger, cutting part of my table, I only painted the legs. I had an idea to decoupage old pattern pieces on the top of it and am thrilled with how it turned out.
Under the end of the table is a bookcase where I keep all of my larger pieces of fabric.
Underneath the table is where I keep my scraps. They are organized by color in each drawer.
This little table in the corner was my old cutting table. Now I use it to put my very old tv on and hold other necessary quilting and sewing items. It has a shelf underneath that I store other supplies and all of my works in progress. It’s not very pretty, so I put the curtain up to hide it all. I used a wonderful Denyse Schmidt fabric for the curtain. I used this same fabric to re-upholster my desk chair and a little bench.
The shutter, sewing drawer and other accessories are treasures Tammy and I found on our adventures. One of my favorite things in the room is this little wall arrangement of vintage sewing accessories. I love that little iron!
Here is a close up of my pegboard. It is huge and it is awesome! I can keep everything that I need right at my fingertips. I love being organized. I also made those ‘sew’ letters on top of the pegboard using vintage patterns.
Here’s a close-up.
I already had this desk in the room, and it just so happens that it was already painted to match my room. I keep all my quilting books and magazines here. It’s also where I write my blog and spend hours on Pinterest! I was so excited to find that hatbox that said ‘Robinson’s’ on it because that was my maiden name. It was the right color and at $5.00, definitely the right price! Right now, it is currently holding scraps.
My friend Tammy makes all kinds of cute crafty things and made these awesome desk accessories for me for Christmas. She used an oatmeal container, a soup can, and a tuna can. They are so cute and match my room perfectly.
So there it is. My awesome sewing room. My husband and his friend worked really hard to put this together for me and I am so thankful. I love this room so much that I kind of want to sleep in it. It’s a great space and I will hopefully be making many, many wonderful things here. Thank you for stopping by!