Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sewing Room, Done!

Finally the re-do of my sewing room is finished. I have wanted to get this room done for years but I was never quite sure what colors or what else I wanted but I have been checking the internet for inspiration and I found some. You'll see some befores and afters as you scroll down but here's a preview and a bit of an explanation. First, I found the blue color on the lower walls quite a while ago in a Pottery Barn catalog and just fell in love with it. It is Buxton Blue by Benjamin Moore. The upper walls are Cottage White by Behr. Then I saw the same blue on Alicia Paulson's studio walls. I love red and was thinking of doing red curtains and when I saw her gingham curtains, from Country Curtains, I knew what I would use. I also love the gingham in PamKittyMorning's sewing room. I know I've seen it elsewhere but darned if I can remember right now.
Before

After. The rug came from a local store, Ocean State Job Lots, and was the mighty sum of $20! All curtains are from Country Curtains. Don't know if you can see outside my windows but it is snowing yet again here in NH!

Closet before. There used to be a lot of space in the left part of the closet but you couldn't get to it.

Closet after. My husband opened up the wall and installed these shelves. The storage containers came from Home Goods plus some vintage tins and hat boxes I have.

My stash has been reduced dramatically and now resides in the two towers in the previous picture. These containers work perfectly. I got them at Target, BTW.

Northwest corner and a peak of the new floor. The table I have had for a while. It's a pub height table that I bought at a consignment store and it is a perfect cutting table.

Southeast corner. Gotta find someplace else to store extra chairs!

East wall-future home of a design wall.

My favorite red shelf moved from another room.

My "quilt" sign that I made like the Noel one at Christmas.

My childhood sewing machine. I even have the carrying case and the original box.

My Dad's tool carrier. I remember him having welding tools in it.

And then there's this. It used to be in my Mom's sewing room and I can't seem to throw it out. Whether it stays is up for grabs. So that's it. It's a nice sunny room that has 3 windows that face south and west. Now let's see if I can keep it this neat. That is probably not going to happen!

32 comments:

  1. Your sewing room is coming out beautiful. Just the kind of nice cozy room one would like to spend a snowy day in. Enjoy!

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  2. It looks great! Love the gingham and the blue & white walls.

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  3. Wow that looks wonderful! I love all the space and that closet is great.Seriously enviable. Love the curtains and am swooning over the mention in the same paragaph as Alicia from Posie gets Cozy!!! You made my day.

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  4. Absolutely Fabulous!!!! Your attention to detail shines in every thing you tackle.

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  5. Your room looks amazing! I am jealous. And don't worry too much about it not staying this nice and neat...isn't there a saying about a clutter desk is the sign of a brilliant mind?

    Enjoy your room!

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  6. Wow! Great job! I love the colors you chose for the walls and curtains. You are going to have a great time sewing in there for years to come. Love the ironing kitty too :-) You have some great treasures...like the sewing machine, tool box and chest. Enjoy! Hope the sun comes through today even with the snow. :-)

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  7. Love the way your sewing room turned out, especially the treasures from your mom, dad and your little sewing machine. Looking forward to seeing what you create in you new space.

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  8. Its a pretty room and looks very efficient and organized. I love that you have bits and pieces of memories tucked around the room. Your mom's picture is precious and I vote to keep it - not that you asked for my vote or anything. I love having special little memories around me.

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  9. Nice little remodel and clean up! Room looks so good now. Picture perfect. I would have it messed up in no time! :-) I LOVE the pie safe!!

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  10. What a wonderful sewing room! Perfect for many new projects!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the "quilt" sign!
    nichi

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  11. Wow, it looks like a whole new room! You still forgot hideous wallpaper pictures, but that's okay. I will have to come see it in person this week. Now you and dad can work on my basement...

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  12. Looks great, I like your choice of curtains. Think its really neat that you have your childhood sewing machine,I have an old hand crank singer sewing machine that I used as a child too, my grandmother gave it to me.

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  13. Everything looks wonderful together! What a cheery place to 'work'! You did good :)

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  14. Gee, I just can't imagine that much space just for sewing! You must be sew happy!

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  15. Love the new look of your sewing room! Happy sewing :)

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  16. It's just beautiful and so organized - could you redo my room next - please!! You did a great job and what a beautiful room for you to create in!!

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  17. It looks great! Now you have no excuse to get sewing!

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  18. Wow, that's awesome! Your little sewing machine is precious, it's wonderful that you have that from your childhood. You're inspiring me to get in my sewing room and get it cleaned up.

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  19. Your sewing room looks fantastic - am jealous, I have the dining room table and corner which makes that part of the house very cluttered. You've got to keep the picture of kitty ironing - so cute and looks almost a twin of your fur baby in your blog header :) Hugs Jx

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  20. Your sewing room looks great! Always looking for inspiration to someday set up a permanent spot to call my own.
    We had more snow here, too. I just love it!

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  21. Great job on organizing and decorating your sewing room. Looks fabulous!
    I like your display of your sewing machine when you were young.
    Snow is coming down in Kansas too!
    We are expecting 4-6 inches in my area by tomorrow!
    Keep warm in your wonderful new sewing room & happy sewing!

    Kay in Kansas

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  22. LOVE IT!!!!!! it looks so quaint and cozy in there with those little red curtains. I like the idea of the tall table for cutting... hmmmm... will keep my eyes open for one. Your room looks pretty big to me. I only have a smaller size bedroom that I can "play" in.... I don't think I can have all the goodies that you have! I especially love that you have your childhood sewing machine. What a treasure!

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  23. Your re-do of your sewing room is magazine worthy! What a change you made! It will be a sewing haven, for sure.

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  24. Looking fabulous and all that space is causing severe envy here.
    Even space for a design wall.
    Very impressive...I guess you are feeling great.

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  25. Thanks for the tour....what a beautiful room! Great storage :) It must feel great to have a project you have been thinking about for awhile finally complete :)

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  26. I'll join the parade of praises--your sewing room is absolutely wonderful, and I'm totally envious. You've put a lot of thought and a lot of work into it, and the items connected to your family and your childhood are the most special.

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  27. Oh my goodness! This is a very special room! I love all the little sewing machines around and all the historical stuff. Just a wonderful space to be creative.

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  28. OMG!!!!!! what a beautiful sewing room you created!!! I love how you used your Father's old tool box!!

    I too need to revamp my sewing room and it is going to take a few more years before I can really do what I want there. Still need to get a fence built in the back yard. That comes first.. sigh....

    Quiltingly Yours
    Andrea

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  29. I am in envy of that reduced stash.
    The room looks lovely and mine looks like a mega mess right now.

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  30. I love the picture of the cat ironing! If you ever decide to part with it I would love to have it! I will gladly pay for postage!

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I pray that risen from the dead,
In glory I will stand,
A crown perhaps upon my head,
And a needle in my hand.