Wednesday 8 May 2013

Sewing Room Remake.

This is the reason I needed to remake the sewing room.  It was suppose to be a quick fix, to have for a sewing table and storage...........a good idea at the time.  Until I realized once I got it home that the owner was a smoker and no amount of cleaning was going to get rid of the smell.  


Well this is what it looks like now.  A new table top and  a lot of paint.  I couldn't  resist painting the inside of the drawers the same turquoise that I used for the top.

 I used B-I-N 2 which blocks smoke.  I painted everything on this sewing machine stand, even the underside of the drawers with it.  I then used C-I-L Smart3 Furniture & Cabinets Melamine Finish. Both this products were amazing.

I made sure to not place the sewing machine on  the stand until it cured for a week.  This way the new table top should hold up to years of use.

 Of course as I had to move things around to fit in the cupboard.  I decided to build a new bookcase to fit around the fireplace as it was wasted space.  (We had all the furry friends removed first and capped the chimney so no more visitors).

I went to Rona where they had scrap lumber on sale and then they cut it to the sizes I needed. I made two bookcases and screwed them together and then trimmed them out so it looked like a built in.

I had built a base to cover the bottom of the fireplace so I could sit the bookcase on it.  I made a shelf cap of the top mantle as well so I could  place my books there.

The bookcase is filled with all my purse hardware, the boxes above are zippers and webbing for the handles on the bags. I can now find everything I need to make a purse quickly.

This is the room as you walk into it with the main work area.  

I have all my machine set up in the one area like a triangle I can use one chair and roll from machine to machine.

The cutting table is right there as well and as you can see, so is my row of cupboard that my husband and I  made up.

Someday I hope to have working ceiling lights in my sewing room. So for now I have a lot of floor lights and clamp on lights.

I'm very lucky to have a sewing room for myself. I love sewing in this room now.  I'm very happy with how everything turned out and that I have enough room to have things set up the way I like too.


RaspberrySunshine said...

That turned out AWESOME!! I love your room too, much bigger than mine and so organized :-) Now the trick will be how long can you keep it like this! LOL :)


Maria said...

Wow that is one serious work space. Now I know why you're bags always look so professional. Those sewing machines look awesome.

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thanks Cindy, so far so good. I put my scissors, rulers and rotary cutters away last night when I finished sewing. I'm sure it will wear off in a few days, and in a couple of weeks I will be cleaning again. lol

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thank you Maria. I'm really happy with my space now. I have a thing for sewing machines. But as my son pointed out this morning everyone does something different. I have fun coming down to my sewing room again. Now maybe I can get some sewing done.

Janelle @ Emmaline Bags said...

Oh I never saw this! Your sewing room looks so awesome. Cool idea to put a shelf in front of the fireplace, and you can't even see it back there. I love the colors you painted your sewing table. My Pinky would look so good on there. I am drooling over your sewing machines and would LOVE to try them out!! Probably would sew my fingers though, but it would be worth it. Great room!

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thank you Janelle. Yes your Pinky would look amazing on that desk. I love your Pinky, maybe DH will get me one for I guess we should have planned it better and you could have stopped here on your way to Salt Lake and then I would have let you play with my machines. You would be fine, no damage to your fingers. They sew very well hence your lovely purse The Boyd St Bowling Bag is on the shelf above my sewing machine. :)

Janelle @ Emmaline Bags said...

I saw the bag up there! Very cool!

nissaMade said...

Great space Natalie! I too am jealous of your machines, including that press.. for setting snaps/rivets?

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thank you Nissa. I'm very lucky to have those machines. I also love my press for setting the snaps/rivets. I no longer have to sit on the laundry room floor using a hammer to put them in, only to have them pop out later.

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