Monday, November 15, 2010

My New Sewing Room!

Once upon a time, I had a sewing room. I had to share it with the computer but I still had a large work area beside my drawers and cabinets. Then it happened...

...the computer room needed to be turned into a full blown office and my work space was gone, my drawers and cabinets stuck in a corner (cue sad violin music). I was forced to carry my sewing machine out to the dinning room table when I needed to use it and move it again when the table was required for eating or homework.

This was NOT conducive to creativity.

Oh how quickly things can change, though.

In early October, I was looking at our messy storage area in the basement and got to thinking that it had just enough space for a sewing room. What tipped the balance was that we really do need a guest room since my In-Laws live out of state and we love having them stay with us during visits.

So started our project. First thing needed was to clear out the construction area.


Cleared out, we sealed the bricks and cement.

Then my wonderful husband could frame in the walls...


...and drywall.

I Mudded, sanded, primed, and painted.

We also installed a suspended ceiling

Brought in the guys from Lots Of Carpet...

And I have my room!


I absolutely love having my own creative space and that it's organized, too! When I step through the door I feel relaxed, peaceful, and ready to sew/paint/craft.  I do need to finish trimming the door frames, touch up the wall in some areas, and install doorknobs, though.


  1. I would sit in that chair and never leave.

  2. Sewista FashionistaNovember 16, 2010 at 3:43 AM

    Congratulations! You must be so gratified that when you sit in your sewing space and create, the space itself is a product of your imagination and creativity. Good job!

  3. Thanks! I do love it, and everything is so handy!