Nina Marie is hosting a link party for everyone to share their studio or sewing spaces, and since I love peeking at everyone else's photos, I figured it's only fair to share my own. I've done several different posts about the evolution of the new studio, from February of 2012 when we first bought the house up through January of 2013 when everything was finally, finally, finally done. But I thought it would be fun to show the whole process consolidated in one post, at least as much as I have photos for, from start to finish. So here we go!
|The house as it looked when we bought it.|
|Hubby inspecting the floor drain before we committed to buying the house.|
|A couple plywood shelving units were left behind.|
I appropriated the larger one, the small one
went to the workshop.
|The fireplace is not functional (yet). But I have hopes.|
|Wow that's white!|
|A thrift store bulletin board gives me extra pin-up space.|
|This view looks over to the other side of the basement.|
|New Styrofoam insulation for the permanent design wall.|
At this point it's starting to look lived in and used. Piles of "stuff" are collecting. Under the table I keep large flat things like poster board, sketch pads, remnants of old art work, wood dowels for hanging small quilts, and a collection of antique yardsticks for.... something someday.
I absolutely love the way the colors of the bead drawers match the colors in the Matisse print, so I park the cart there when it's not in use. It also can roll over to the design wall to hold pin cushions and pieces of things I'm in the process of putting up.
At the far left, there is a poster tacked to the cabinet, it says "Peace to all who Enter Here." I bought this when I was in high school - 1976 or so - and it was still hanging on my bedroom door when we cleaned out the family home after my mom's death in 2005. I couldn't get rid of it, and this was the perfect spot - it faces the stairway as you come down into the studio.
|Here is the final (at least for now) room!|
In case anyone thought this was one of those "too neat to really use" sewing rooms, I just snapped a few more recent shots. (Gosh this is a long post, sorry!)
|Worktable and design wall in action.|
|I love having my books so handy, for how-to's or just inspiration.|
|I store my thread in old oatmeal containers. |
It's not the most practical system, but I love the graphics.
|I don't really have a lot of fabric... (unless you ask my husband).|
Right now I'm focused on using solids so that's what I've been buying.
|These little shoe boxes are great for smaller WIP (UFOs).|
Thanks for reading. I'm really glad to have visitors, so if you did stop by, leave a note and say Hi!