Sewing Room Refresh
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Happy Tuesday! I finally have photos of my sewing room in it's new state! This past winter we seriously considered finding a new place. After having no luck and getting frustrated, we decided to stay in our current apartment and make the best of it. Part of this meant making the space work better for our needs. Michael built a desktop computer so that he could write from home, and it was not ideal to have it live on our kitchen island! The sewing room was the obvious place to squeeze in a desk for him.
See photos of my sewing space before, here.
Once we commited to spending the rest of our time in Madison living in this apartment, we agreed to invest in some furniture that would allow us to take better advantage of the space. This meant my dream came true of owning an Ikea Expedit unit! I went with the largest unit because, well why not! It houses most of my vintage enamelware collection, vintage sheet stash, and various other collections and supplies.
I also happen to have 50 rolls of fabric to store (woe is me!), and these cheap galvanized trash cans from Farm & Fleet have been a great solution. As you can see, I am still adjusting to this space, there are still a few piles here and there!
The Expedit unit in all it's glory!
I love being able to display all of my little knick-knacks and collections!
Michael's corner is pretty subdued compared to the rest of the room, but it gets the job done! We went with a Micke desk from Ikea. We are using nearly every inch of that wall, there is about a 1/4" of wiggle room! I'm still trying to figure out what to hang above the desk, I need another little shelf for more treasures! I love being able to have my serger out as well, makes it much more likely that I'll use it!
The lone window in the room looks out into the woods, which is a great ironing view. The white shelf holds my pincushion collection, which is getting a bit large! My Dad and I made the shelf together last summer. The window sill holds most of my Hello Kitty tin collection and Minions!
The view above my sewing table is pretty unchanged. I do change out my bulletin board every six months or so, and I picked up a hanging file organizer at Ikea as well. Helps keep things semi-organized. My Lalaloopsy dolls and Unazukin dolls live in the vintage coke bottle box!
I hope you enjoyed seeing a peek into my workspace! It's been adjustment sharing my room, but it's really nice to have some company when I'm working. We like to let George have a run around while we're back there too!