New sewing room!

So I finally got the new sewing room unpacked and ready for use. I know it seems like it’s taken forever (it has to me too), but it’s actually only been sitting here for about two months. Two very busy months at that. If you’re following me on Instagram/Twitter, you’ve likely seen a sneak peek or two, but I thought I’d like to go ahead and show the full thing now that everything is put away neatly and before I started on anything that would make it messy. Vanity, I suppose. πŸ˜‰

I suppose I should mention, yes, the color is very similar to the old sewing room. Not exactly the same, but pretty close. I did this for two (OK, 3) reasons: 1) I really like the color and 2) I like to stick with colors I already know I like because paint is frickin’ expensive, and 3) I hate painting, so I damn sure didn’t want to discover I hated the color and have to do it again. Except that I would have had to live with it–see #2.

Click to make them bigger–go on, I’m not trying to hide anything. πŸ˜‰

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the space, the closet is much bigger than the old one and I think the room itself might be bigger. I hate the piss yellow curtains, eventually they’ll be white semi-sheer tab-tops, but for now, piss yellow it is. I love the flooring–so much prettier than the old, nasty linoleum at the old house, but we’ll see if it hides lint as well as that linoleum did. πŸ˜‰ I don’t think it’s any better lit than the old sewing room though–for a basement room, the old one had amazing light (well, as long as the apple tree wasn’t loaded!). This sewing room is on the top floor, but it only has the one big north facing window, so we’ll see how it is come winter.

Oh, and a little mini tip for you: pegboard is directional. If you hang it, make sure you hang it with the proper orientation or the hooks will come off frequently and/or you might have to bend some to make them fit properly. At the old house I had it oriented the wrong way and had to bend/wrap tape around some of the hooks to get them to stay in. This time I wanted the longer bottom edge for all the danglies and while the hooks were a bit of a bugger to get in, they aren’t going to pull out every time I take something off. I didn’t know this was a thing until I flipped this one on it’s side last week.

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5 thoughts on “New sewing room!

  1. Yay!! Looking great and a tad jealous! My sewing room is part of my dining room. And, since it’s open concept, that means it’s also part of the kitchen, and of the living room/den. Oh well, one big happy family, that’s what we say! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks! We looked at several “open floor plan” homes when we were looking to buy, and I finally told my realtor that I was simply too messy of a cook to consider buying one. She laughed, but she didn’t show us any more of them. We ended up with a very thoughtfully laid out split-foyer instead.

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  2. I love it! It looks so nicely laid out. I like being able to see out the door too. It’s my big complaint about cubicles at work, I can never see people coming because I’m always pointing to the corner of the desk.

    I’d reuse colours too. Just because you moved doesn’t mean your tastes changed. I’m always going to gravitate to purples and reds/burgundy.

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