I've been visiting Pinterest for inspiration ~
I am changing the look of my sewing room!!!
and, I will do this by spending hardly any money ~
I'm just using things I already have ~
I have too many things in here…
too many cupboards really,
too many tables too ~
at the moment,
...it is a mess and unruly,
but that's because I
W O R K in here :)
I need to get rid of the outdated computer station (bought in the early `1990's) that holds my Big Mac
(I never ever close the stations' doors anyway, so why use it? and
I feel like I'm working inside a small dark box with housed it in there…)
this is what it looks like at the moment,
before changing things up a bit,
which I will begin to do right after I hit the publish button for this post!
|you can see the flip-down desk portion of the computer station that the little white lamp is on ~|
I've butted another table up to it for more desk space, but that only makes me feel more boxed in!
right now it's dark, cluttered and makes my head crazy…
way too much going on here!
|my little 'cubicle'|
see where my desk chair is in front of my Big Mac (computer)?
when I sit in it to do paperwork or computer work, I feel like I am being held captive ~ not fun!
behind me, as I sit at the computer,
is a wall of industrial shelving ~ which I love.
I hung the fabric to hide the clutter on the shelves a while back ~ but now I need to get rid of that and clean out the boxes and bins and stacks of books behind those curtains!
|"…pay no attention to the clutter behind the curtains!"|
I have stacks of antique white frames waiting to be hung,
there are boxes of books, magazines & patterns everywhere…
baskets & bags holding who-knows-what too!
everything needs to be cleaned up, cleared out, rearranged and put to better use…
I can't even get to my ca. 1900's Pfaff Treadle machine you see hiding back there! (below)
...everything that is not useful to me anymore will be given away, sold or donated.
If I haven't touched it in the last 6 months,
...then I know I just don't 'need' it any longer.
there are things of course that will stay in here ~
my vintage dress forms for sure ~
(there are two in this room, one in our bedroom, one in Hannah's bedroom, one in the shop….LOL)
My fabrics, cross stitch, rug hooking & punching supplies definitely stay too,
they just need to be better organized.
|the big cedar closet holds my clothes, since this old farmhouse has few closets ~ that will have to stay in here….sigh.|
... the curtains that are hanging in here were made by my Mom, so they will stay…
but I might move them to the lower half of the windows to let more light in.
(sans trim work around the windows, but that's another project waiting to be finished too)
|too dark for me.|
the King's Throne my comfy sewing chair will stay,
if I ever get a chance to sit in it ~
I have a love for old dress forms…
so, yeah…whatever. ;)
|wearing a dress from my friend Cathy and wearing my collection of necklaces, most from another friend,|
Kathy from French Sentiments on Etsy...
I have beautiful sewing-related antiques in here that have gotten lost ~
like this spool cabinet I bought from Robin at Millstone Mercantile,
and the white wicker floor-sewing basket that I bought from Joan at Olde Rectory Antiques…
(among many other items)
|fill 'er up!|
So, now that I've shared my latest caffeine-induced obsession with you,
I will share progress pictures soon!!
I am off to roll up my shirtsleeves and get to work ~
Hoping you are all having a productive day my Friends!
* Blessed be *