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.