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 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 81

Thread: Renovations almost finished

  1. #1
    Senior Member tebill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    Posts
    463

    Renovations almost finished

    We've been doing some renovations to my sewing room and thought I would share some photos. We removed the carpet and wallpaper - put down wood flooring and painted the room a light purplish-gray. My hubby also built the L-shaped counter tops which I love. He still has drawers to make for the two end cupboards but bought the wood today for that job.
    Attached Images Attached Images



  2. #2
    Senior Member tebill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    Posts
    463

    a couple more photos

    I thought I'd send a few more while everything looks so clean! LOL!
    Attached Images Attached Images


  3. #3
    Super Member CoventryUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Coventry UK
    Posts
    3,056
    Wow!! What a great set-up!!! LOve it!
    Hilary

  4. #4
    Senior Member tebill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    Posts
    463

    last two photos

    Sorry to send so many - too excited I guess! Hubby put in grommets to help get rid of the sewing machine cords all over the counter top. He also put some strips (like a small box tube) down the wall to hide the cords from the lights under the wall shelf unit. I have room for bins/totes/drawer thingees under the counter top, too so lots of storage. Not much room for my serger but I can move over the quilting machine beside it whenever I wish to serge. It's not perfect but so much better than the old sewing area!
    Attached Images Attached Images


  5. #5
    Super Member CoventryUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Coventry UK
    Posts
    3,056
    Even more impressed!!!! How big is your room???
    Hilary

  6. #6
    Senior Member tebill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    Posts
    463
    The room is 11' x 13' so not huge but certainly workable. I used to have two industrial machines where the L-shaped counter top now is. Then I bought another embroidery machine and no where to put it! So the industrial ones were sold and the renovations began!

  7. #7
    BMP
    BMP is offline
    Super Member BMP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,504
    Blog Entries
    4
    Very nice room, so organized and a great set-up !!You are lucky

  8. #8
    Super Member CoventryUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Coventry UK
    Posts
    3,056
    Quote Originally Posted by tebill View Post
    The room is 11' x 13' so not huge but certainly workable. I used to have two industrial machines where the L-shaped counter top now is. Then I bought another embroidery machine and no where to put it! So the industrial ones were sold and the renovations began!
    Well you've utilized the space beautifully!! My room is only 7' x 9' (we don't do large in the UK!!) and is in need of an overhaul!!!! My friend Izy(also on QB) has threatened to visit and get me 'organized'!! Can't wait!!!!
    Hilary

  9. #9
    Senior Member almond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Fort Dodge, Iowa
    Posts
    674
    Great space. Isn't it nice to have a husband that can do these things? It is very organized. Good planning!!!!!
    Mary

  10. #10
    Senior Member Linnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Orange County CA
    Posts
    706
    Looks great. Wish I had that space.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Pat-w's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Webster, NY
    Posts
    438
    OMG....Love your space! Wish I had it's twin. So well organized with all those shelves, counter space, etc. Your hubby is definitely a keeper. I see you have a couple of Viking machines. I am very happy with my Designer, but working toward the Diamond or Ruby maybe some day. Enjoy your new sewing home. I'd never leave it if I were you!

  12. #12
    Senior Member Kim Bohannon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    876
    Blog Entries
    1
    wow! your space looks awesome! great job!
    I quilt for my sanity!

  13. #13
    Super Member needles3thread's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    3,367
    I think we need to 'take up a collection' & get more thread for you! (since you haven't any)!

  14. #14
    Senior Member Daffy Daphne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    366
    Quote Originally Posted by needles3thread View Post
    I think we need to 'take up a collection' & get more thread for you! (since you haven't any)!
    LOL, love that comment! tebill, your sewing area is to die for. What a great job by you and your hubby, and I know you'll enjoy it immensely. Love the funny face totes too.

  15. #15
    Super Member nannyrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    5,833
    Beautiful. Love your floor.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

  16. #16
    Super Member karenpatrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Rosedale, Indiana
    Posts
    2,005
    Green with envy.

  17. #17
    Senior Member paulettepoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Cedar City Utah
    Posts
    815
    Oh my, how lucky you are. I have never seen totes likes the ones with the faces. this is a wonderful space. love all the thread.
    Some people visit paradise, I live there.

  18. #18
    Senior Member indycatcarol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central Indiana
    Posts
    370
    Beautiful! My sewingroom is about 10x12 with just enought room to inch from the door to the sewing machine. I wonder if there is someone I could hire to come in and just clean up my sewingroom every month. LOL! Since my husband died I've put down new flooring in the DR, LR and hall. Want to put new carpet in the 3 bedrooms but dread having to clear them out (sewingroom disaster in the middle size BR and batting and quilt storage in the small BR).
    Carol
    Central Indiana

  19. #19
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    30,793
    It looks perfect to me! Love your mannequin with the scarf thrown recklessly over her shoulder. She's such a diva!

  20. #20
    Power Poster earthwalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    10,327
    What a beautiful, professional finish. It will be a pure joy to work in. Great colour and flooring choice too. Ah...one day, one day....

  21. #21
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Suring, Wisconsin
    Posts
    14,442
    Your room is just beautiful. Almost looks like you could sell thread lol. Have fun creating in your great area.

  22. #22
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,385
    What a great "play pen"! and so tidy!!! I don't ever recall mine looking so neat.

  23. #23
    Super Member jansquiltn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    King George Virginia
    Posts
    1,199
    Your room is great! You have given me soo many ideas. Now I'm off to the hardware store.
    Januari Rhodes
    26" Innova, LS, Pantovision, all on a 14' Frame

  24. #24
    Senior Member sept97's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    560
    I'm very interested in the thread holders on your wall. Where did you get them?

  25. #25
    Senior Member Marni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Duck Lake SK Canada
    Posts
    535
    Blog Entries
    2
    Wonderful studio!
    It's not a stash-it's a fabric library!
    http://www.mamisquilts.com/

Page 1 of 4 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.