ETA: Thank you for the Awesome Compliments on my Sewing Room makeover.
Melodye asked if I use my sewing machines where I have them now? Yes I do, if more space is needed I just move a machine over. She also asked for a pic of how I stored my threads. I used mini plastic bins, which makes it easier to pull them down and retrieve the thread I need.
This past weekend was eventful, over the last two weeks my guy and I discussed my sewing room. Mainly he kept mentioning that the room was crowded and I was wasting space with the hodge podge of plastic containers and shelving lining nearly every wall space. At first I was against it, but gave in and we discussed what would work best for the room. I'd mentioned to him the inspirational post at My Yellow Farmhouse... I swooned after reading it. He immediately stated he would make the cabinets, but I was against it, it would take too much time. Then we decided assembled cabinets would work, took the measurements and last week ventured over to home depot. Luckily there was a 20% off sale going on for all in stock cabinets and we settled on the unfinished cabinets mainly because they were the cheapest and blended in perfectly.
Honestly, I didn't anticipate him starting the makeover so quickly. Saturday, I was working on a top (pictured below) and he came in and immediately started pulling stuff out of the room... umm yeah ... like 8:00am. So what is a girl to do.... fall in line.... together, my guy, brother, daughter and I removed the boxes, shelving, containers full of fabric, etc. had to take the door off the sewing room to move out the cutting table, dollie to move the audio peers that housed books, etc. There was a lot of commotion going on, but once the items that needed to be moved out were moved... the guys went full throttle putting the cabinets in, that by Sunday... most of the cabinets were up.
I was persistent about keeping at least two containers in the room (which are housed under the cutting table) which is the to-sew-up-soon- fabric. Actually last nite he mentioned again, that we should consider replacing the cutting table with 2 floor counter cabinets which would be higher and prevent some of the back pain I've been experiencing. Also the cabinet will allow me to store fabric instead of using the containers, and he would make a customized table top for it. So we have a few more trips to make to home depot.
Majority of my fabric is housed in containers in the downstairs coat closet, but after further discussion our mini-gym room will now become part gym and part fabric/pattern storage room...... that's my bob-the-builder....lol
Peek at what the cabinets contain... boxes that houses sewing/crafting paraphernalia.
Finally, all my patterns are housed in one place for now. He's trying to convince me to replace these cabinets, but I am not ready to give them up and for now they will remain.
Did a quick video of the room, which is still a work in progress, but so much more functional....
Until then... Have a Great Weekend.