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Thread: Stu-Stu-Studio

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    Senior Member miholmes's Avatar
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    Okay....some people are blessed with an acctual ROOM to dedicate to this addition called quilting. I was told I could use the basement.... :cry:

    So I've been trying to get things put together for awhile. It's nothing beautiful....it's not a decorating triumph....but when I look at it I sigh a happy sigh, knowing I can have all my things setup and can leave them setup.

    Anyway this is a hodge podge of items left over from when we purchased our new house. The previous owner passed away and they left most of the possesions in the house. It's a combination of old kitchen tables and and island from the kitchen before we remodeled it (which btw works GREAT as a cutting table). Old lamps, etc....but hey nice to be able to repurpose it instead of putting it in the landfill. :)

    I still want to paint the knotty pine (the entire basement, and kitchen were knotty pine)And someday I will drywall the basement and make it more of an acctual from....but right now I want to spend that money on a frame to put on the opposite wall :)

    At first I was kinda not excited about having the basment, but I am able to spread out, and it's nice and cool in the summer here. Anyway here it is....not much but I LOVE it! :)
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    Pretty cool!

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    As long as it functions well for you, woohoo. I have to share my space with a full size bed:< So you've got much more free space than I do.

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    What's not to like. I have a small bedroom and count my self lucky. Enjoy

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    Love the knotty pine. Look real cozy, one could stay there sewing all day. Have fun.

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    Wow looks great. I would love to have all that space

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    Check before you throw away the knotty pine because some places it goes for a good price. One man's trash is another man's treasure.

    Wish I had that much room, but we do what we can with what we have at the moment. You are blessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila Elaine
    Wish I had that much room, but we do what we can with what we have at the moment. You are blessed.
    This is SO true. Which is why I was happy to be able to repurpose most of the items to make it work for me.

    Also I have 2 friends who like to come over and sew with me, so I will try and squeeze 1 more workspace in there.

    We sew, watch tv and talk. It's really nice, nothing like creating things together with others.

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    Oh, I think it's awesome! Would LOVE to have that room! And how lucky to have room for friends to come over too. :)

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    I'll trade you - I have to use the garage for my LAQ (will have AC in summer and Elec. heat in winter) ANYTIME. The basement is perfect for a get-a-way, also. Everyone needs a hideout.
    It looks like you have a good set up - just ready to sit down and sew
    Have fun.

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    I think it is a wonderful room :D:D:D I love the knotty pine, you have so much room, Lucky You :D:D:D

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    I think the knotty pine is restful, and I, too, am in the basement, cool in the summer and out of the way of the general traffic.

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    Gosh just look at that room. And to think you don't have to put anything away when you finish for the day, just pick up where you left off. I would love to have a full basement for my sewing. I now use the dinning room table for sewing and go to our Church for cutting using the long tables there. Lucky you. I like the knotty pine, however I like wood panneling.

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    Looks like heaven to me :mrgreen: All that space ... room to move and expand :thumbup:

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    Love your room! Mine is so small I cannot capture it in one photo. I must say, the TV is far enough away so to not distract. Clever ...

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    Michael,
    I love your space. I wish I could spread out like that to sew and quilt. You did a good job on re-purposing the items from the house. Nice! Have fun with your new room.

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    Wow . . . I would do a happy dance for that knotty pine.j It is absolutely beautiful. The rest of the room is pretty nice too.

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    I can relate. I use to have a 30 x 15 room in a bas't, moved and now I'm in a 12x12 rm :hunf: :hunf: :hunf: you are very lucky

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    I also love that fact that you have repurposed many of your larger pieces. I use a bedroom for my quilt studio....two of my kids' computer tables for sewing surfaces and an old farmhouse metal table on wooden blocks for a cutting surface....nothing fancy but I love it and as you say...you leave your stuff out and ready to sew at a moment's notice...it's heaven.

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    Looks like you have a great space to work in. I only have a portion of the "Family room" which holds the computers, treadmill, couch and several other items. But, I like being where other are, I don't like to be isolated.

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    I love knotty pine.... so pretty. Much better than white, very nice space! enjoy.

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    Very nice I will trade you my corner under our tv and beside the dinning room table that sits in the living room. This is a crazy house. You have nice light in your basement. It will work and as you say you can spread out...have fun

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    awesome, I love the knotty pine!

    we had paneling in our family room and painted it a cream color and sure is great!

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    Wonderful space! I am jealous! My DH has gone out of his way to convert our DS's old bedroom into a nice cozy sewing room and it is wonderful, but I just got a Juki on a frame...it is now set up in the dining room until we clean out our DD's old basement bedroom. It is amazing how much space those frames take up!

    I love the knotty pine. So nice you have a space to spread out and to spend creative time with your friends.

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    Holy crap Batman, I read your spiel first before looking at the photo and I was expecting well, not much! Then I looked at the photo and I think you have a great room! I'm impressed with it, very spacious and roomy, I like it!!!!!!

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