When we bought our house in 2015, I immediately claimed this room for my sewing room. You must be wondering why. "It's the laundry room!", I can hear you say. Yes, but it's so much more! It's bright and it has closets galore! It is a converted bedroom. And that counter!! Perfect cutting height. That closed door leads to a partial ensuite off the master bedroom which I don't need access to from this room. So it's a good candidate for adding shelf space.
So...the closets... the only issue I have had is that one of the two closets was entirely dysfunctional for my purposes.
Both sides were the 'skirts & shirts' style of closet which is great for your wardrobe but so much wasted space for my application of fabric and bins of projects and tools.
I decided that during my scheduled time off after getting all my customer's Christmas gift quilts done and delivered, that I was going to:
1. Reorganize my sewing room;
2. Get a head start on year end bookkeeping; and
3. Get some of my own quilts quilted.
I'm going to load one of my quilts at some point today and I've indeed started on the bookkeeping/paper clutter but most of my time has been spent ironing fabric and putting it on comic book boards in anticipation of getting these four cubes I ordered from Walmart online.
With the exception of the baseboard on the left, they fit exactly in my space. Hubby found some 5" bricks in the yard which we cleaned off and used to prop up the shelf that was too snug because of the baseboard. Voila!
My family put the four cubes together while I was ironing fabric and long story short, the makeover is now done!
I will spare you all the boring stuff about all the dust bunnies encountered along the way. I will however show you some before and after pictures so you can get a glimpse of how happy I am now that it's all organized.
At the beginning of the Covid issue just before the lockdown, I was the beneficary of some fabric when another quilter downsized her home and had to destash. With this addition, my room was bursting at the seams and it was just a giant mess. I was so grateful for the fabric but so overwhelmed. Worse yet was the fact that I really didn't know or appreciate what I had in my palette of colours. While standing and ironing for hours and days is hard on the body, the results of getting reacquainted with some pieces I had forgotten about was great.
So without further ado... the BEFORE PICTURES...