Very quickly: I was unable to get the curtains done, because last night, as I was working on them, I got electrocuted by my iron (several times!), which was funny, only because, I have a long history of iron malfunctions, but I think the best one thus far, has been, the one, where it caught on fire, and I danced around my other sewing room, like a chicken with my head cut off, while holding it.
But, I digress.
Where I started:
And where I ended up....
I am so happy with the end results.
I now have 2 work tables. This is my main one, the other one has a plastic coated, nesting doll tablecloth fabric, I have had for a very long time, and I now have somewhere to paint!
All my fabrics, have been freshly folded, and as always, organzied by color, and type (Japanese on 2 units -- non & vintage on 1). My long, shelving unit (IKEA) houses craft supplies I use regularly, WIP's, fabric scrap baskets, vintage patterns, and my tv. Tall, free-standing drawer unit, is for my zippers (organized by size). Corner table is for my little doll house, and to take product pictures. Dresser, (which started a very ugly brown, with peeling lacquer) is now a pretty pink, and hold's my shop stock, as well as one of my favorite typewriters. I removed the closet doors (which will be recyled, into shelves for the closet...someday) and have stored more craft supplies (rarely used) as well as extra shop stock, in plastic bins, and drawers inside. Wall behind my sewing desk, has a built in storage cubby, which I used scrap-booking paper to cover up the old wall-paper back-splash (yuck). My cork-board is covering up the intercom (!!!) that is in this room. And finally, my old bookshelf, I used to have in the livingroom, is now home to my sewing machines, craft books, and Japanese Craft magazines.
One thing that I no longer have in the room, is my computer. I asked Mr.Wonderful, if it was OK to set it up, along side his, in his 'man-cave'. He cheerfuly agreed, and it has been pretty nice, to be together, during our free-times. I really wanted it out of my sewing room, because to me, it is a major distraction.
It was really fun (albeit time consuming) to fix up my sewing room. It gave me a tiny taste, of what I have to look forward to as a home owner now. I already purchased the paint for the laundry room, and cannot wait to give that a makeover as well.
One room down.
And only, nine more to go!