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Thread: Craft/Sewing Room Update #10 - Ta-Dah!

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    Senior Member Canada Kate's Avatar
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    Craft/Sewing Room Update #10 - Ta-Dah!

    Update # 10 in the saga of my sewing room.
    These posts are photo heavy.

    Posts 1-9 are linked below.
    Update # 9:
    Craft/Sewing Room Update # 9: Getting OrganizedCraft/Sewing Room Update # 7: Trim
    Update #6:
    Craft/Sewing Room - Update #6 - A Baby and Paint
    Update # 5:
    Craft/Sewing Room Update #5: Drywall
    Update # 4:
    Craft/Sewing Room - Update # 4: Let There Be Light
    Craft/Sewing Room - Update # 2
    First Post:
    Craft/Sewing Room - The Before Pictures

    It's finally all done. The contractor finished a week ago today. I would have posted the final result earlier, but several "life" things got in the way (a migraine that lasted for days, I got a new computer and had to set it up, my daughter is home from university for spring break...you know, life. )

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    This is my family room. It was already finished by the builder when I moved in. The door is leading to the new room. I'm standing on the stairs taking this picture.

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    Family room, showing the window opening to the new room. The door that you can see through the window leads to the laundry room.

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    Sewing room, looking out into the family room through the window. I'm stranding in the doorway to the laundry room while taking this photo.

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    Looking in from the family room. The doors are, left to right, laundry room, corner closet and the full-sized closet. The white shelving between the two closets holds most of my scrapbooking paper pads. The wall that the ironing board is leaning against will be my design wall. I just have to get a curtain rod to hang on the top of that wall. I have curtain rings that have the clips on them, so that I will be able to push the flannel design wall to the left and behind the door when not in use. I'd like to hang some art on that wall.

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    My new (used - found on Kijiji for $350) Horn of America sewing table. New ones cost $1,400.

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    Right hand side counter top and cupboards.

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    Right hand side top cupboard doors open. I still have lots of space to fill up!

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    Middle of desk. I am going to get a higher bar-stool style chair to use here, as my office chair does not go up high enough to make it comfortable to work on scrapbooking. I usually stand here to cut fabric. The office chair is fine with the sewing table.

    1951 Singer 301A - "Jean"
    1958 Singer Featherweight - "Verna"
    2009 Janome 4100QDC - Nameless

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    Senior Member Canada Kate's Avatar
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    Part Two Craft/Sewing Room Update #10 - Ta-Dah!

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    Top cupboard on the right hand side of the desk, open. I need way more thread storage thingies.

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    Right hand side of the desk. The big closet is to the left here.

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    Far left hand side, inside of the lower cabinet.

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    Inside of the large closet.

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    Inside the far left of the large closet, I have two hanging rods for off-season coats.

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    The corner closet.

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    The washer and dryer were moved over to the left of the laundry tub. This was because the location of the new wall would have made getting things in and out a bit of a challenge. Moving them over created more space in front of them to load and unload.

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    Looking at the furnace. The space on the right where there are now shelves is where the washer and dryer used to be. The door to the new room is on the left.

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    Looking at my laundry/storage from the other direction, it looks awful! Ignore the dirty laundry on the floor. I really need to organize this space better, but that will have to wait for later on this spring. If you look at my before pictures of this area in posts 1 and 2, sadly, it really doesn't look much different. Underneath all that there is a White treadle machine that I still do not have room for. I bought it at a yard sale when I was 22, long before I ever started quilting, and I don't know if it even works. Maybe someday I will have the space to find out.

    So that's it! That's the conclusion of my sewing room reno. Thanks to everyone who followed along and posted comments. It was fun showing you all the progress as things progressed.

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    1951 Singer 301A - "Jean"
    1958 Singer Featherweight - "Verna"
    2009 Janome 4100QDC - Nameless

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    Senior Member omaluvs2quilt's Avatar
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    Looks beautiful! My husband is painting mine as we speak and we're adding new white base cupboards too. Love the clean look! Enjoy your new sanctuary : )

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    Senior Member Pat-w's Avatar
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    Webster, NY
    Wow......What a great space. And sew organized......I'm very jealous. Enjoy your new space!

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    Senior Member ksdot417's Avatar
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    Wonderful space. You have it fixed up so nice. Enjoy it.

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    Senior Member FranW's Avatar
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    Beautiful space! Enjoy
    Have a happy day,


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    Looks so wonderful! I like the white cabinetry as it makes the space so inviting for sewing. Thanks for sharing your journey. Enjoy!!!!

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    Senior Member SittingPretty's Avatar
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    East Central Wisconsin
    Beautiful space, so clean and fresh!

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    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and it looks absolutely wonderful.

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    Senior Member tebill's Avatar
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    Calgary, Alberta
    Congratulations! You are going to enjoy your new area! It feels good to get organized!!

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