Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Beginning of a Sewing Area

I have wanted to create a sewing area for myself somewhere in my house for quite some time. I am sick of having to get my sewing machine out of the closet every single time I want to use it. This is my craft/sewing closet.
"Is that a karaoke machine?" you ask. Hell, yeah.

This setup isn't efficient. By the time I get everything out, one of the kids needs something or wakes up from their nap. So I started looking around for a little space to at least leave my sewing machine set up.
I decided this would do for now. It's in the corner of my dining room right between the fireplace and the door out onto our deck. It gets a lot of natural light, and I'll be warm in the winter.

Now I had to find a table. I went into the basement and started hunting around. I found the first dining table my husband and I ever owned from our first apartment. The table actually belonged to my husband's grandfather. It was set up in the waiting room of his dental office many years ago. It's kind of falling apart, and it's a little small, but it will do for now.

So here is my new sewing corner. I would like to add a little cupboard to the left for fabric and supplies. I'll let you know when I find one.


Andi said...

What a cute table! I would love something like that in our kitchen but I would probably vintage it up :-) Neat story behind it too. Karaoke rocks!!!

Unknown said...

I am so glad that you finally made a place for yourself :) It looks great!

Libby said...

I agree with finding a 'permanent' sewing and serger machines take up too much room as centrepieces. Congrats on finding a usable space.

Mom said...

Your Aunt Lynn loved your blog. She's sharing it with a friend of hers at work.

Enjoying the Chaos said...

Its a shame that you couldn't clear out the closet floor. If your table would fit in with the doors closed you could make a sewing area with doors you could quickly close when you needed to.

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