Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Year - New Sewing Room?

Happy 2018!

I'm excited because I'm starting off the new year with not a new sewing room - but a freshly painted, cleaned up sewing room. It just feels new! I love seeing other people's sewing rooms, so I thought you might like a little tour...


I have a really nice sized space on the upper level of our house. The room is big, but has only one window and was feeling a bit dark with the beige paint that the builder used. So over the past week, we painted the room a white that has a tint of gray. The job turned out bigger than I had thought - my husband making four trips to the paint store :) The sloped ceiling took much more paint than I imagined!

But we got it done and it felt good to put everything back and reorganize it all. My fabric all fits on these shelves. I keep the majority of it folded and stacked in bins. Bigger pieces are wrapped around comic book boards and shelved. Those 2 small white baskets are scraps.


My machine is set up in one corner and faces the window...


I moved an Ikea desk up to my room this past Summer and I've loved having it for drawing and other crafty projects. The file cabinet holds all my patterns, notebooks and office supplies.


I have a shelf in the corner for books and an Ikea drawer unit with rulers, trims, fusible, etc...


About a year ago I cut up my Kona Color Card and mounted each swatch to foam board with velcro. It didn't have a home so I got it off the floor by using a Command Hook and hung it with a piece of bakers twine strung through 2 holes in the foam board...


My design wall is also located here and is simply a piece of flannel stapled to the wall and trimmed with strips of wood, painted to match the room trim...


I'm very happy with how it turned out! The paint colors I used are Eider White for the walls, Repose Gray for the trim and Peppercorn for the doors. All from Sherwin Williams.

Now I'm ready to start the new year!

22 comments:

  1. What a great room to sew in and being just painted it is like a new room I bet. like the plastic totes you have used to store your fabrics and think that is a great way to do it. I now need to redo my room.....thanks for the tour.

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  2. What a wonderful place to sew and plan. It is so pretty.

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  3. What a great space! I bet it feels super to have the fresh paint on the wall. Love how your colors pop on the white walls.

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  4. Wow, what a fabulous creative space! You will have many blissful hours in it!

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  5. When you say 'fresh start' you really mean it. It looks wonderful. Enjoy!

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  6. I love the new look. How inviting it looks for starting the year off on the right foot. It's almost too pretty to mess it up with the first cutting of fabric. :)

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  7. What a fresh, lovely room! It's amazing how much repainting a space can do to re-energize it.

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  8. I could camp out and sew in that room forever. Beautiful, Cindy!

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  9. Fresh is the right word for your room - what a great feeling to this 'new' space for the new year!

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  10. Lovely! Very inspiring :) Like you, I love peeking into other people's sewing room. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  11. This space turned out great! I enjoyed seeing your new room!

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  12. How exciting - a new sewing space. So lovely and bright. I'm envious because my space is in the basement in a windowless room, but at least I have a space that I can (try) and contain everything in. Nice start to the new year.

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  13. Did you paint the cabinet with the stained wood top, or was it made in that color? I'd like the name of the paint color if you did it! The room is gorgeous and inspiring :)

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    1. Hi Terri, The paint is Fusions Mineral Paint and the color is Inglenook.

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  14. What a great space! I super love your gray walls. Looks amazing with white and pops of color.

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  15. It all looks so fresh and clean and organized. Congratulations on finishing the makeover.

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  16. This is a great post. Your sewing room looks merveilleux!!!
    Now I have given myself a reward of a paint refresh when I finish completely three projects
    I love the paint color of the large cabinet and also the drawers. All of your wall inspirations are superb
    Happy new Year to YOU

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  17. This looks so inviting. I love the way you used your Kona Color Card. I used velcro and put mine on poster board but the foam core would be sturdier. Might have to revisit that project. :-)

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  18. I love your sewing room! I was just reading your post about destashing and feeling inspired! I had a fun day with a friend taking all the fabric I no longer loved and having her help me put it into bundles for charity quilts. I am putting the binding on one now and just love it so much! I am going to buy a lot less fabric this year and also really try to finish up old projects so I can get on with the new! My goal is 8 charity quilts, but I think I might simplify the quilting on them a bit and finish more just so I can use up more fabric!

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