Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Sewing Room

When I first moved into my condo, I decided to put the sewing room in the basement.  After all, it was a nice big space; plenty of room to spread out.  Only one problem:  I found I never really wanted to go down there.  It was dark and uninspiring.

After I moved my office out of the small upstairs bedroom on to the indoor balcony (yes, my place is a little quirky), I quickly came to the conclusion that the now empty bedroom would become my sewing room.  But first I needed to take down the ugly curtains and paint:

I rather liked the purple, but was not fond of the tan.  Additionally, the place hasn't seen new paint in awhile, so it was time.  

While logic told me a quilting room ought to have neutral paint, I'm afraid my taste in paint is rather like my taste in fabric:

With the outdoor balcony and the door connecting directly to the bathroom, I believe this is supposed to be the master bedroom.  However, it is rather small.  The place was built in 1973.  And if you look at the bathtub, you'll soon realize it still sports the original harvest gold that was such a popular color at that time.  Not my favorite.

Finally got the sewing essentials moved in:

There is still a lot of fabric to be moved up from the basement, but the room is now functional.

And now I'll leave you with this:


  1. Isn't it amazing that often it is the little things that create our happiness--a new sewing room, the color purple, a cuddly kitten, or a really terrific song?

  2. It looks like a place of both serenity (maybe it's the peach?) and inspiration (definitely the purple). Way to go in creating your sewing space! PS - Where is the cat?

  3. I think all that glorious colour is going to be an inspiration not a hindrance to your creativity. It looks like the kind of place that fabulous ideas will happen in!

  4. Now make something, goddamnit.

  5. That looks like a wonderful place to create! I love that you are Happy ~


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