Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sewing Space Makeover

Our family moves around a lot (thanks to the Coast Guard) and that means my sewing space is always changing.  In our current house, space requires that I sew in the living room/kitchen/dining room combo.  It works nicely most of the time, but it didn't look pretty.  I have been keeping my eye out for some sort of piece of furniture that would house all of my stuff but also hide it when company comes.  Luckily our small town is big on reselling just about everything since we are 220 miles from the nearest big city, and I found an 80's-style roll-top desk that looked like it would do the job.  Here are some before and afters.

Before...an Ikea table and storage unit (don't mind the green walls and frilly window treatments...another product of renting!)

The desk, in pieces, amongst the other junk in the garage

New paint (charcoal with deep purple drawers), new drawer pulls
My sewing machine fits under the roll top!

Of course, a child got to filling the drawers before I could.

Think I have enough zippers? This is just half of them.

The best part is the pull-out surfaces on the sides...perfect for cutting and ironing!

The little cubbies are a work-in-progress...maybe some contact paper is in order.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent idea for a work station! Thank you for sharing. If you do decide to put contact paper in the cubbies, I hope you'll post up those pictures as well.


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