Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 60

Thread: New Quilting Room

  1. #1
    Senior Member asimplelife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northern Minnesota
    Posts
    488

    New Quilting Room

    A few months ago I posted here asking for recommendations on wall color for my new room. In late April I started taking down the wallpaper which was a nightmare! I spent hours scraping and trying all kinds of tips, tricks and products. Just about the time I was getting really frustrated trying to get those last stubborn backing bits and glue remnants off without destroying my drywall I gave up and found a product called Gardz that basically reseals the drywall and allowed me to paint over it without any adhesion problems.

    So last week I painted 1 coat of Gardz, 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint in 4 days. Whew! I'm loving the results and am getting settled in for good.

    Here is the view from the doorway - the window you see faces west. I went with a soft yellow paint and am so happy with it.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    418
    Very beautiful.

  3. #3
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    30,833
    The colour of butter, yummy!

  4. #4
    Senior Member asimplelife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northern Minnesota
    Posts
    488
    In this picture you can see my Juki machines set up on back to back tables and a peek at my cutting table on the back wall. I have a contractor friend who is helping me make a new table and I'll post some pictures when it is done. The aqua cart is from IKEA and is really handy to move supplies between my workstations.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  5. #5
    Senior Member asimplelife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northern Minnesota
    Posts
    488
    Future design wall!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  6. #6
    Senior Member asimplelife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northern Minnesota
    Posts
    488
    And some storage pieces leftover from the bedroom. My rainbow stash is stored on comic boards in the dresser (I posted about that last winter) and the red cube you can see on top is an IKEA insert that will fit under my new cutting table.

    This window faces south so I have wonderful light in this room. It's on our lower walkout level so it stays nice and cool in the summer and is heated via in-floor heat in the wintertime.

    I feel so happy in this room and basically don't want to leave~!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. #7
    Super Member NikkiLu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    So. Central MO
    Posts
    2,658
    Blog Entries
    1
    OH - what a bright, cheery, fabulous sewing space! Love the color that you chose for the walls and love the floors too. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Nikki in MO

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    207
    I wouldn't want to leave either. Beautiful! Love the cheery yellow paint.

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ocean Springs, MS
    Posts
    9,344
    You have a beautiful sewing room. I would not want to leave it either. Thanks for sharing.

  10. #10
    Super Member damaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Barnesville GA
    Posts
    3,258
    A bright cheery room. Its going to be hard to leave I am sure. I love yellow.

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    240
    LOVE the yellow walls and the layout of the machines. Nice looking room.

  12. #12
    Super Member LynnVT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Vermont, USA
    Posts
    1,336
    So peaceful and open to creativity! Congratulations on creating your own little heaven at home.

  13. #13
    Super Member kathymarie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Southeastern West Virginia, USA
    Posts
    1,053
    Beautiful room....I love the yellow...it's a lovely, soothing pastel and I think I'm gonna look for that for my kitchen! BTW...I've been a reader of your blog for some time....had NO idea you were on the board! Thanks so much for the info re: Gardz...never heard of it but I sure could use some. Did you find it at a Lowe's, Home Depot, etc?
    Kathy

    A mind is like a parachute...it works best when open....

  14. #14
    Super Member Emma S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Roseburg, OR
    Posts
    2,958
    Just lovely! So serene. The floor is great, so much better than rugs.

  15. #15
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Posts
    15,953
    Blog Entries
    3
    Love it! The color is great. You also have great views from what can be seen. What a great retreat!

  16. #16
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    Beautiful, I painted mine soft yellow also I just love it!!!!!

  17. #17
    Super Member jbj137's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Duncan, SC, 29334 USA
    Posts
    4,568
    Blog Entries
    2
    Nice lay out.
    Your efforts really paid off.
    J J (jbj137)

    I am a G.R.I.T.
    G = girl R =raised I = in T = the S = South

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Tallmadge, OH
    Posts
    5,058
    Love it - and love how the sun comes in where you sew. I have my sewing machine in front of a window in our bedroom.

  19. #19
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Charleston SC
    Posts
    10,723
    Great sewing room....

  20. #20
    Senior Member asimplelife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northern Minnesota
    Posts
    488
    Quote Originally Posted by kathymarie View Post
    Beautiful room....I love the yellow...it's a lovely, soothing pastel and I think I'm gonna look for that for my kitchen! BTW...I've been a reader of your blog for some time....had NO idea you were on the board! Thanks so much for the info re: Gardz...never heard of it but I sure could use some. Did you find it at a Lowe's, Home Depot, etc?
    I couldn't find it locally (Ace Hardware is my closest option) so I ordered it from amazon.com after reading about in a couple of contractor/DIY forums. It was a life saver! I patched in the spots where I'd torn the top layer of drywall and just applied it right over the top of the sanded down backing paper and paste remnants. My walls are lightly textured and you could never tell by looking now where the problem spots were.

    I mostly hang out in the UFO Challenge thread here but really enjoy the wealth of knowledge on this board!

  21. #21
    Senior Member asimplelife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northern Minnesota
    Posts
    488
    Thanks everyone! Yellow is my favorite color but it was kind of overwhelming picking out which shade to use... this is called "Sunny Day" from Ace Hardware's paint line and it turned out just the way I envisioned it with enough yellow to keep the room light and bright but not too much.

    It's fun to be surrounded by green outside... later in the summer I'll be able to enjoy some daylilies but right now there are lilacs outside the south window so I am letting their scent drift in. I can also see the lake out the west window. The increased light was a big factor in my move down to this room.

  22. #22
    Super Member quiltnut4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    SWFL
    Posts
    2,236
    Love the color! I rent so I can't paint the walls unless they're beige but my landlord and I work very well together so maybe I can ask??? Great job and love the floors too! Have fun!

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    1,337
    asimplelife- I love your room! Where to start...well, that paint color is perfect. Yellow is a difficult color to paint because there are so many shades and it can be so bright. Yours is like butta! And, it's light enough that it won't fight with colors when you put them on your design wall. The floors? LOVE - being able to sweep up thread rather than vaccum, what a great idea. Windows - the light that you get from outside is fabulous. However, the view looks so pretty outside, I might be distracted by that (but boy, I'd love to try to work in your area!). Your stuff is beautifully organized. Congratulations on your new space!!!

  24. #24
    Super Member running1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Clinton, OK
    Posts
    1,652
    Blog Entries
    1
    Love the color you chose... what a friendly room!! have fun!!!
    "... let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

  25. #25
    Super Member Shirlrh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Wichita, Ks
    Posts
    1,070
    Blog Entries
    1
    Very nice. I like the yellow.
    SHIRLEY

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.