The CRAFT SEWING ROOM
Done enough that I can show it anyway.
There will be things to
"tighten up"as I go along
but it is to the point where I can
SEW & CRAFT.
Grab your coffee.
This is a LONG POST for me.
Here is a link to the first post I did
This room is only 8-1/2' x 11-1/2'.
However, the ceiling is 14 FEET high!
The sink takes up most of one 8-1/2 foot wall.
I can't put anything next to it because the door
opens and almost touches it.
I mirrored the wall behind the sink.
AND I mirrored the wall behind the door.
These are both old mirrors and as
you can see the one has to hang over
the side of the sink because of electrical
outlets to the far right of the sink.
The tall one will be perfect for checking
out the fit of things AND I can see
anyone coming up the cul-de-sac behind me
when I am sitting sewing.
The tops of mirrors are just
over 6' tall.
I did not buy one new thing for this room.
The light fixture above the sink is fluorescent
and has "daylight" bulbs in it.
It is one I had and is turned sideways instead
of hanging from the ceiling.
It lights the place beautifully.
I have cable TV and a telephone here.
Coffee & water.
The only thing missing is a port-a-potty.
....hmmm...now THERE'S a thought....
The greenery in the corner is attached
to a metal "open weave" shutter.
It covers the mess of cords running to
the TV and telephone.
Telephone is mounted to the right of the
coffee cups on the wall.
The old piece you see is reflected
from across the room.
It is so bright in here that it is hard to get pictures.
The chair will be slipcovered this next week.
It is ugly but comfortable for sewing.
The material for the window treatments are
from another house.
I think I bought that material in 1996...lol..
I still like it and it is perfect for
Fall & Winter.
I shirred some on a rod to cover up the
opening left where a door is missing.
The old cabinet below is actually two pieces.
The bottom one rolls out if I need a
larger work surface.
It came out of an old warehouse that
MyHero's granddad owned and was
probably used in the old lumber yard.
It is a rough tough old piece and I am
loath to take a paintbrush to it.
The mullioned "windowed cabinet" above
are windows from an old rectory
that we junk picked.
We just built a basic open backed "box" that is 8" deep
and put shelves in it.
There is matching one in the garage that holds
I also shirred the same material on to cover the
open shelving in the cabinet.
I attached a yardstick to the front so as I am
sitting sewing or crafting I can quickly measure lengths.
Like I said- the room is small so it is tough
to get full pictures of anything.
Some of my materials are folded and
in the cabinet.
There are more materials stored underneath.
Speaking of storage-
This is the cabinet that I spray painted.
It sits just outside the door to my room
where it is handy.
It is full of things I don't need everyday.
Pulling back the curtain you can see what
is stored in the cabinet.
The sink has room for my serger when
it is not in use.
There are a couple of changes I made
since I took my first pictures.
I hung my two favorite cups on the
pegs above the coffee maker
I hung my sweet crafting apron on
the back of the door.
I would like to say that the blurry apron picture
is my attempt at "arty" photography-
but that would be a lie.
It is just a crappy picture.
That brings me to the
LIE I TOLD.
I didn't do it intentionally.
I had taken a bunch of pictures from
the back of our house and I posted this one
as being the view from my sewing/craft room.
Well, I lied.
That is from our master bedroom
which backs up to the garage but
sticks out about 15' closer to the water.
Here is the REAL view from my craft room.
Still not bad.
As you can see it is so gray today that
the water blends into the sky on
Do you see the little wooden boat on shore?
Picture #2 is take about 20 steps closer
so you can see the water behind that
So- sorry I lied.
Whaddaya gonna do?
Have me arrested?
Whoo Hooo-maybe I'll have
Paris Hilton for a cellmate.
IF that happens
maybe I can ask her for a loan to
EXPAND my craft room.
Just a thought.....