Friday, March 23, 2012

My Sewing Room is Coming Along!

I wasn't going to show this yet because it's still not close to being complete, but just I couldn't wait. It's functional and it still doesn't look half bad. My room is coming along nicely. As I show the pictures, I'll explain what will be changed. Remember that this room will also convert quickly into a comfy guest room for when family is in town.

The photo above is what you see when you first walk into the room. Right now my sewing machine sits on a utility table. Brian will be making me a nice, wooden sewing table. It will convert to a desk when my kids are visiting from out of town. I can see their laptops on it now. All I have to do is remove the sewing machine and they have a nice desk.

~We will also be purchasing a TV that will be on a hinged arm. I have another place in mind for the quilted wall hanging when we get that, like on the wall that will be seen when the Murphy bed is opened.

This will be a fully functional wall. The big cabinet that you see in the back is actually a Murphy bed that we built. The bed will pull down when guests are staying and in the closed position, it only takes up 16 inches of floor space. I'm still shopping for some pretty bedding.

What will change:
~Where you see the drawers next to the wall unit will be shelves that will take up the entire space. I purchased large baskets for the bottom shelf on each side so guests will have a nice little stash place to put personal items.

~The 6 foot white table will be replaced with a wooden table that Brian will be making. It will be 4 feet by 4 feet and the top will flip upright on a hinge for storage. It will be on a wheel base that can lock in place when the table is open. When guests are here, I will flip it up, unlock the wheels, wheel it out, and I can then pull down the bed.

~Where you see the picture on the left side will also be a hanging file organizer which I'm making now. Hmmmm, do I see a tutorial in the works?

Here are the first set of shelves my totally awesome husband built for me. I wanted some covered storage but didn't want wooden doors, I wanted something with a softer look. I bought these spring rods for about $3 a piece and made simple little curtains to hide the ugly stuff. I really love the look of this unit!

I've had this cabinet for years. I have it filled with felt squares and felt by the yard. The photo on top is a scrap page of Brian and me. The basket on the right is filled with Yankee candles. My favorite indulgence.

As you can see, it's coming along nicely. I'll post more pics as I add the new furniture. He plans on making the shelves for the other wall next, then I think he'll take a break and do yard work before making my tables.

He definitely is the BEST HUSBAND EVER!

I'm tired, it's been a long day and I'm heading to bed. I'll visit you all shortly.


  1. Beautiful! Your hubby has done a really nice job on your craftroom. The paint you chose is so pretty, too. Love that green! A wonderful crafty space for a wonderfully sweet lady!

  2. Going to be a very pleasant room to work in. Way to go Brian!

  3. What a great space! And an even greater husband to be making beautiful, useful furniture to make the space perfect!

    One day I hope to have some space of my own. This is what I have to work with for now (except that my fabric pile is MUCH bigger now :-)

    Thanks for sharing your spot!


  4. What a wonderful Sewing/Guest room!!! Your hubby is doing a great job, how nice to have a so many things in there that serve as 'double duty'! I can see where this will be a room where you will be inspired to create many beautiful things! I enjoyed the tour, and I love the paint color... My kitchen is the same color. :)

  5. Wow. Looks so fabulous! Love that the shelves float, and the murphy bed cabinet looks beautiful too. If you ever run out of projects for Brian, it's not that far to northern Illinois! ;)

  6. LOVE your shelves -- and the Murphy bed idea is genius. Cute sewing machine cover, too.

  7. Sher - It's looking so wonderful! The shelves hubby built are beautiful! Way to go Brian!!! I'm so wishing I had that much workspace. =)
    visiting today from Blogging Buddies

  8. Wow! What great space you have. Wish I had it!

  9. Your sewing room is shaping up very well. The shelves are wonderful and I love the wall color! Excellent!

  10. Wow it is coming along beautifully! It's great how much storage space you have and how everything will convert easily for guest room purposes.

  11. WOW! I really love what you are doing. My space it a hot mess. Then again I live in an apartment so my space is limited and so are the things I'm allowed to do. Great inspiration for when me and my newlywed husband get our first home. :) (visiting from blogging Buddies)

  12. Fantastic room Sher! I'm only a little jealous. I have a is your fabric stored on those lovely shelves? Are those cards that the fabric is folded around? I love, love, love it!

    I'm working on my sewing studio too...just moved everything out of the dining room and into a teeny, tiny little office. But, I'm not's ALLLLL mine!

  13. It's already looking fabulous. Love those shelves your husband built for you and the curtains at the top of it look very nice

  14. Wow! I love the way you are storing fabric. This room looks beautiful and practical. Send your husband my way, please!

  15. Wow, that looks great! I love how organized everything is and how easily it is converted to a guest room :)

  16. Oh my! That truly is/ will be a multifunctional room. You guys really thought it out well! I can't wait to see it when it's all done!!

  17. looking good. Love all the fabric color coordinated.


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