Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sewing Room finished!!!

I am so SO excited to be finished painting and setting up this room!  It took a lot longer than I wanted or expected, but oh well, that's life with two little ones.  :-)  There are still more to do though, like painting the cabinets and mantle, adding a solar tube(s) over the fireplace, adding some sort of privacy curtains on the windows for when guests use the room, and making a little play space for the kids.  Alright, well here are a bunch of before and after photos!

Summer location for the futon.

My first quilt, ever!  I made it with my mom when I was around 12/13, I think.  I remember hitting up fabric shops looking for little scraps for the windows, and the ironing, and how much bigger hers turned out!

Fabric covered spools (idea from pinterest, sorry I don't have a link right now!).  I plan to get a fish to put in the blender, but for now the spools look cute!

Walls on either side of the window need some mini quilts!  I'm thinking of joining or starting a swap! 

That wall will be my design wall once I take down that quilt to enter it in the fair at the end of the month. 



From my birthday trip to the LQS--they give you a 25% discount on your birthday!  

It wasn't until I had set up all the furniture and arranged things about how I wanted that I realized I didn't have a design wall!  In my old sewing room I had a design floor (there was hardly any wall space due to the many windows and the slanted ceilings), so it wasn't on my list of things to have in the room.  The obvious place to put a design wall is under the skylight--which is a shame because I love that area for displaying quilts!  But I know it will also be a perfect play to work on quilt layouts n stuff.

And in case you forgot what the room looked like before, here are the before and afters:

Before.
After!

Before.


After!


Okay, enough with the painting and room posts, back to quilting!  YAY!!

11 comments:

  1. Absolutely LOVE it! I'll do a mini quilt swap with you, lol!

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  2. Looks wonderful! Let me know about the swap, I would be interested!

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  3. What a nice bright room now! You've done a great job!

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  4. Congratulations on another beautiful finish!! What a big, bright space you've created!

    I'd definitely be interested in a swap, too!

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  5. Wow! That looks amazing. A mini quilt swap sounds fun too. I don't have a sewing room, but I'm sure I could find somewhere for one!

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  6. Yay!! Looks awesome! So jealous of the space you have for your design wall! I could also be down with a mini quilt swap... perhaps, the fun me and the sensible me are at war here... you let me know and i'll let you know ;)

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  7. So awewsome! Definitely worth all that hard work. I have painted paneling before and that is no easy work. Love it.

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  8. It is so beautiful! I just love it!

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  9. great makeover! It looks fab! :o)

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  10. Wow! You really put some work into your space, but it will be so very worth it. You must love it.

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