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Thread: My sewing desk find and sewing room

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    When my daughter moved out I took over her room, 8x 10, very small. I had a board over the top of 2 bookcases that I put my machine on and it just wasnt working so I started to look for a desk. I found this one for $35. After I got it home it sat in my dining room for about a month. Everyone that looked at it said uh-huh, no way, Im not carrying that thing up those stairs! lol. So I thought, you know what, I dont use my dining room anyway, there are just 2 of us here and I have a table in my kitchen. So I took the kitchen table and dining room chairs and put them in the garage and moved the dining room table and the china hutch into the kitchen. Then brought all my things from upstairs and put them in my new sewing room. I love my new desk, its big, has alot of drawers and has a slider that pulls out where I store whatever machine Im not using. I think it is supposed to pull out and lift up but I cant get it to lift. Anyway, heres my new to me desk and my sewing room.

    lots of storage here!
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    wood box great for keeping things handy and for my drinks so I dont knock them over
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    Looks great! Is that a Singer 401 that I see sitting on your new desk?

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    Love that desk...I think that's the kind that use to hold the old/heavy typewriters...it's found a new life with your sewing machine. Nice find.

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    looks great...you have an old secretary's desk. The sliding platform is where the typewriter was to be placed and you're right - it should lift up...may need some WD-40 on the slide/hinges. Because it was for a typewrite, it's not deep enough to have a sewing machine stand up....as you obviously have learned.

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    Way to go. I believe in using the rooms in my house for what I do not necessarily what they were built for. Good job. Love the desk.

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    love your new desk and sewing room,

    Congratulations!

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    You have a lot more room I'm sure ! I used my dining room table (husband has office in the "dining room") in my sewing room and use both sides , one for office and other side for cutting etc. Then I bought a small , what we call Lord's table , it is lower than dining or kitchen table and have a plastic sewing extension table and it is a great height to sew from ! Enjoy ! I sure do mine.

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    Barb its a 301A and I love it, I rarely use my other one now, this baby goes so much faster! And ktbb, Ill have to try the WD-40. The desk is made by Leopold in Burlington, Iowa.

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    Great place. I see lots of potential for productivity.

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    Great space. Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by loves2quilt
    When my daughter moved out I took over her room, 8x 10, very small. I had a board over the top of 2 bookcases that I put my machine on and it just wasnt working so I started to look for a desk. I found this one for $35. After I got it home it sat in my dining room for about a month. Everyone that looked at it said uh-huh, no way, Im not carrying that thing up those stairs! lol. So I thought, you know what, I dont use my dining room anyway, there are just 2 of us here and I have a table in my kitchen. So I took the kitchen table and dining room chairs and put them in the garage and moved the dining room table and the china hutch into the kitchen. Then brought all my things from upstairs and put them in my new sewing room. I love my new desk, its big, has alot of drawers and has a slider that pulls out where I store whatever machine Im not using. I think it is supposed to pull out and lift up but I cant get it to lift. Anyway, heres my new to me desk and my sewing room.
    I used to have a sewing machine like yours a "hundred" years ago. Think my daughter has it now.

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    Love your sewing room! All the antiques and things on the wall make it very cozy. My dad had a desk with that lift thingie--it was for a typewriter, but I don't think I'd trust it with my sewing machine.

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    I hope that's not a computerized machine laying on it's side? Not a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    I hope that's not a computerized machine laying on it's side? Not a good idea.
    I was thinking the same thing....

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    Very nice sewing room. Love it!!!

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    Way to go looks great

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    Dear Luvs2quilt, I love your new sewing room! I think you will love having that desk in front of those windows so you can see outside as you quilt. I am set up the same way and I love to see outside, especially when I am running an embroidery project! By the way green Hawaiian Punch is one of my favorites too!

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    I have a desk almost identical to yours. The typewriter slideout is spring loaded. You pull it straight out and lift slightly and it will go right into place and be almost at the level of the desk top. I love my desk. And you're right, it weighs a ton. No way would I ever take it upstairs!

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    Awesome!

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    Wow, my room is never that neat! Love the art work too.

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    Oh, that is such a nice sewing space. You had a great idea. - Cynthia

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbsmith
    Looks great! Is that a Singer 401 that I see sitting on your new desk?
    just what I was going to ask ! those 401s are real gems. looks like it might also be a 301 ? Is there a hole cut into the top to sit your machine down in ? would make it so much nicer to sew with a flat surface, especially quilting.

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    Aren't you smart for taking over the dining room. Now you get to sew in comfort AND there's a good reason to have holidays at the kids' houses!

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    I love your new sewing room! It looks so comfortable and appealing and conveniently located downstairs!

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    Love your new sewing room. I use an old desk too. Mine is a metal office desk with an "L" so I put my sewing machine on the main desk and my serger on the L.

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