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Thread: Craft/Sewing Room Update # 9: Getting Organized

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    Craft/Sewing Room Update # 9: Getting Organized

    Update # 9 in the saga of my sewing room. Posts 1-8 are linked below.
    Update # 8: http://www.quiltingboard.com/mission...s-t179398.html
    Update # 7:
    Craft/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
    Update #3: Craft/Sewing Room: Update # 3: Framing
    Update # 2:
    Craft/Sewing Room - Update # 2
    First Post: Craft/Sewing Room - The Before Pictures

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    Above are the cabinets, fully installed. I was able to start unpacking a few boxes this weekend and putting things away. The shelves are not yet installed in the closets so this is limiting how much unpacking I can do right now. He will get the shelves installed this coming week. I was able to get a set of pot drawers (left hand side) and a bank of standard drawers (right hand side). And they have the soft closing feature, meaning that if I give them a little push, they close all by themselves. How cool is that?! I don't even have that in my kitchen!
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    Today I went to Home Depot and got hooks for the peg board so I could start hanging up stuff.
    I still need to get a second thread holder as this one is not nearly large enough. I don't know what I was thinking when I bought it a couple months ago; I should have just purchased the large one in the first place. As these are standard kitchen cabinets, a regular chair (like the one here, which goes with my dining room set) is not high enough to allow me to sit comfortably at the counter. But I knew that from the start. So I'm looking on Kijiji for a stool with a high back. I saw several on there when I looked today so I don't think it will be a problem getting one. I'll primarily be sitting when I'm doing scrapbooking; I can stand at the counter when I'm cutting fabric.

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    Above is a view of the left side of the cabinet wall and the closet. Remember I said that I would have open shelving on the upper side of the cabinets? My contractor did not think that he would be able to get a cabinet in under the bulkhead, but low and behold, it was an exact fit. Actually, in a way I kind of wish that I had the shelves, as I had some stuff I wanted to display there. But I could always take the door off the cabinet if I want. I think I'll leave it as is for now.
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    I set up one of my cutting/pinning tables under the window for the weekend. I have to take it down tonight as the contractor still has to attach the baseboard along this wall and I epxect that it would be in his way while he is still working here. I got two tables like this on sale at Canadian Tire last summer for $39.95 each and they are great as they fold in half and have a handle to carry them. I discovered yesteday that it doesn't make a great sewing tables as it has a little bounce when the machine starts up. I found a great quilting/sewing table with a lift for the machine on Kijiji for $350. The guy who is selling it lives about an hour from here and offered to deliver it for $50, which is fantastic as I don't have a truck, so I was more than agreeable. I had been planning on buying one that is very similar and I had already priced them and it was going to be about $1,400 new so this is a great deal. If I can strong-arm my son and a couple of his friends to carry it in, the guy selling it will deliver it next Saturday. (This is when a husband would be really handy!)

    I brought my office chair down from my home office, which means that now I'm sitting on another dining room chair in my office. It's not really the right height for my desk so I've also been scoping out used desk chairs on Kijiji and there's tons, I just have to commit to one and go and get it. (There's a chair domino effect going on here...!)
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    Wow ... it has really come so far .. Will you ever come out of this fabulous space!?

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    Picture perfect. It is just wonderful! Only in my dreams, but I'm thrilled for you!!!

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    It is a wonderful room!!!

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    Your room looks great! You'll probably never want to leave it.

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    Love your room. I have enjoyed watching your progress. Thanks for sharing.
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    Wow it is sure looking pretty , you will be so happy there. Thanks for sharing your pics with us.

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    Wow! Lucky lucky you. I bet you can't wait to start sewing in there.
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    It is looking so good, I know you will have so much fun in there.
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    Wow! Looks like paradise!

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    Your room is starting to look so wonderful.. I have enjoyed watching your progress and hope you have many happy quilting days there ..
    Happy Quilting!!
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    Oh, if only !!!!! Absolutely wonderful - what a great space. It is going to be so terrific to work & create in such a bright & cheery space. Good for you.
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    What a lovely sewing room, congrats

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    my 301A sends congratulation to your 301A on it's briliant new home

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    I love your room and I am green from envy. Happy sewing. Continue to share your pictures with us.

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    This is just wonderful-I would stay there forever! Congratulations on your wonderful new studio space.
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    Wow! Very nice so happy for you. Looks great and very organized.
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    WOW!! it really come a long way. Love your studio.

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    Love it...so calming...and I like how you can look out into the family room.

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    I like that you have satisfaction in making this space progressively "yours" and that you have revealed it to us in stages. Each step takes energy....then you plateau.....than take another step of energy.....then rest and evaluate....then another step of energy. It just feels so "complete" in the process of creating a space which is unique and truly "yours". Thank you for sharing and showing the pictures of your space. I am inspired to work with my own space.
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    What an awesome sewing room. Have so enjoyed the stages of it going together. If I had a room like that, I would have a cot to sleep on as I would never want to leave it. Just one word of caution. Make sure you have someone there when the man delivers it to your house. I don't know about Canada, but here in the States, we have to be careful when someone offers to deliver to your house. Blessings on your new sewing room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    my 301A sends congratulation to your 301A on it's briliant new home
    Hi Sun, I will send your regards to Jean when I get home tonight. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo View Post
    What an awesome sewing room. Have so enjoyed the stages of it going together. If I had a room like that, I would have a cot to sleep on as I would never want to leave it. Just one word of caution. Make sure you have someone there when the man delivers it to your house. I don't know about Canada, but here in the States, we have to be careful when someone offers to deliver to your house. Blessings on your new sewing room.

    Thank you Halo for the caution, you are correct, even here in Canada one always has to be mindful. My son and two of his friends are going to be here to unload it (I only had to bribe them with beer!). I am sure that in between swigs they would be on the lookout for my safety. :-)
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    How lovely! I know you are going to enjoy every moment you spend in there!

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    Oh, my. Looks sooo good. I would want to spend ALL my down in that room. Enjoy
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