SEWING ROOM MAKEOVER
I am floating on a cloud. Ever since I finished my sewing room makeover, I can't stop smiling. The project has been in the making since the beginning of March. It started out with a bang, then COVID19 happened and everything came to a screeching halt. After about nine months, my studio is finally done. I decided to convert my master bedroom into the sewing studio. Now that it's all complete I am so happy to share my new sewing studio with you. Enjoy!
I started by having the carpet removed and replaced with tile. The flooring remodel started with a full crew, but when the pandemic showed up they reduced it to 1 person, sometimes 2. Therefore, it took a lot longer to complete the job than we had anticipated. But it was well worth the wait because I love my new floors. No more tippy toeing around searching for dropped straight pins in the carpet. LOL! Raise your hand if you’ve ever done that. I know I’m not the only one.
My cutting area is fully functional and will help me to be more efficient in preparing my patterns and fabric for cutting. I love the new organized design. All the fabric around the cutting table is now stored inside fabric bins. While I love looking at beautiful fabric, I like the clean look of the bins.
I’ve never wanted to add a pegboard to my sewing space because sometimes when you remove your items from the board, the hooks come right off with them. I didn’t want that drama in my space, so I didn’t plan to have a pegboard. That is until a company called Madd Tools reached out to see if I would test their new thicker hooks. I accepted the hooks and sure enough they’re not falling off the board when I remove the items. If you need new hooks for your pegboard, use the discount code: ANITABYDESIGN to get a 10% discount on your total purchase. I’m so in love with my new pegboard, and everything I need to cut patterns is within easy reach.
I love my newly painted fabric cabinet so much. Using Krylon Chalky Finish paint, I updated the cabinets in my space. The color I used is Cameo Pink and I absolutely love it. It’s the dusty rose that I was looking for. I keep some of my fabric folded on the shelves and inside the fabric bins on the top shelf. Inside the boxes I keep accessories for my older sewing machines.
This is where I keep my sewing patterns. The top two drawers are full with patterns and the bottom two have serger thread and a box of bias binding.
The sewing table was the hold-up on finishing the makeover. Since I couldn’t get my hands on the tables I just put everything off until I could get them. When COVID19 happened Ikea’s inventory for desks went quickly. With so many people working and schooling from home, everyone was buying desks. So when I tried to buy the pieces to put together my table, they were out of stock for many months.
My dream was to have one long table to extend the length of the windows because the lighting is amazing. Eventually, with the help of in-store Customer Service, I was able to order 3 Linmonn Table Tops, 6 Hilvers Legs, and 3 Alex Drawers. After I put the tables together and arranged them under the windows, I literally squealed. My dream came true.
This is another dream come true. I’ve always wanted an organized pressing station where I could have everything on display within easy reach. For a long time, I imagined having a slat wall for this purpose. To finally have this feature in my sewing studio makes me so happy.
I keep my sewing library and miscellaneous items organized in the storage cubicles.
The lounge area is a place to relax when I want to take a break from sewing. It’s also a lovely place to read and have a cup of tea. The soft pink throw and fluffy pillow make it such a cozy place to chill out.
I store my camera gear, extra sewing machines and batteries in my pink storage cabinet. It’s so nice to have all of my camera gear organized in one space.
This is where I do all the behind-the-scenes work for Anita by Design. I wanted a space that’s functional and pretty. I purchased the table top and legs from Ikea, but they were out of stock on the drawers (again). So I picked up a rolling drawer cart from TJ Maxx and it fits perfectly under the table.
THE TEA CART
I’ve saved the BEST for last. I’m a lover of all things tea. I enjoy attending and hosting tea parties in my home. I wanted to incorporate other things I love in my studio, so having a tea cart was the perfect way to bring another element of “me” into the space. Because the cart is on wheels, I can roll it to wherever I want to use it. When I’m sewing, the cart will be right next to me so that I can have tea and snacks while working. My heart is so full over this tea cart.
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