Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sewing Room Blues

After a flurry of quiltmaking, I took some time to clean up my sewing room. 

It's definitely neater than it was, and a little more organized but I think some major changes are in order. 

My poor ironing board with the sock to cover the rusty foot needs a paint re-do, or a pretty sock at the very least. I guess I could buy a new ironing board, but that just seems wasteful.

For a few months my sewing table was our 54" square dining room table.  Going back to this sewing machine table now feels like I have my machine balanced on a wobbly stool.... no fun!  I need a large sturdy table that sits a little higher. 

Inspiration struck.  Those orange-ish dressers are going to be pushed back-to-back, the lower one will be raised, and a sheet of mdf will be "installed" over the top.  That will make a giant workspace with room for my machine AND a cutting board will room left over (hopefully).  All of it will be a comfortable working height.  Some bright white paint on the dressers will be an improvement, along with new (fun looking, colorful) drawer pulls.  If the dressers aren't touching, but have a foot or so in between the backs, there'll be storage space betweern them.  Win/Win

I've already purchased the white paint and lined up the emptied drawers on a drop cloth.  I can't wait to use my new table!

And I think it's time to finally paint the walls. 

If only I could decide on a color.


Jeanie said...

Looks good to me, just as it is! I'd love to have that much space to work in. I know....I'd just fill it up and mess it up. Good luck with your painting and finding a pretty sock for your ironing board!

Pat said...

GREAT idea of what to do with those dressers and it will make a great sewing and cutting and storage space! Be sure to take a photo when it's done!

Jean said...

Can't wait to see what you do! This is so exciting!

Karen said...

Do not get a new ironing board...they are too rickety...I love your vintage one.
Great idea for a new working station...its so fun to do new things in the studio. BTW, when i saw your room over xmas, I thought it looked great! Can't wait to see what you do with all the painting...and yes, do paint the ironing board...that sock is so last year:)

Let me know if you need any more advice...;)

Michele Bilyeu said...

I just discovered your blog and have thoroughly enjoyed my visit. But your sock over the rusty ironing board foot made my day! What we don't think of!!! Come on over and visit my neck of the woods ;)