Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Sewing Space Redo, Trying to Work With What I Got!
As I mentioned, I am really motivated (finally) to get all of my sewing space out of the main part of our house, and into one room, that being our master bedroom. It's 14 by 16 feet, so it's a bit of a challenge (our kids' rooms are both 10 by 10). This is where my sewing machine has been for the last year, since I moved it out of the dining room ;-). That door is the bathroom, and the window is centered on the 14 foot wall, so this little 5 x 5 ft corner is what I have to work with.
Yes, we plan to repaint this Spring. This is a Western town, and the previous owners had the whole house decor based on this (sigh). If you think the paint job is bad, check out the top of the room.
We've had this glass metal desk from "Staples" for many years, and love it, as it takes apart and stores (and moves) easily, but the curved corner takes up a lot of wasted space. I decided to take the desk apart, and also remove the keyboard tray.
I hope to get some adjustable shelves or cabinets up on the wall, and maybe work out some storage for under the desk, or maybe not, as it's nice to be able to clean under there easily.
I also had (what I think is) a great idea to install or place a lamp under the glass table to use as my new light box!!
Having a smaller house is challenging, but in some way it's very freeing. Moving cross country with a weight limit has also motivated us to really think hard about what things we need and don't need. We also use less energy, there's less space to keep clean. I just need to start learning more about how to use the space more efficiently. We just recently got, for the first time, the "Home and Garden" channel on our TV package. I've been really enjoying some of those shows! They're full of great ideas! If anyone has a good book, magazine, or website resource they'd recommend, I'd love to hear about that too!