Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Sewing Room Reveal

My sewing room is finally done!  This has been so long coming and I am so relieved and so ready to start sewing again.  There are still some things that need to be done.  I need to make curtains, hang a vintage milk glass lamp, hang a few photos when I find frames I like, paint the black desk and a few other pieces, and find a small table to put by the chair.  I guess it will always be a work in progress!

These 'before' photos are really scary.  I don't blame you if you close your eyes!  I had very little storage and everything was in plastic bags and/or piled on every surface.  It became harder and harder to find inspiration to be creative and to find what I was looking for when I needed it.   Remember, I warned you!

You can open your eyes now!  With the help of my family, we transformed this room into an organized space that has plenty of storage and is inspiring to be in.

I have another warning.  There are a LOT of pictures!  This is what you see when you're standing in the doorway.  I'll take you around the room first and then show you some of the details.

The chair is a new recliner so I have a comfortable place to sit while I do hand work.  The wall is bare because I want to fill it with art and things I make.  It also gives me a place to add shelves if I find I need more storage space later.  The white table is my cutting table.  Two leaves drop down and I can open out one or both depending on the size of the project I'm working on.  I love that there is plenty of room to walk around it when it's completely open like below

This is with one side open.  There is enough room that I could leave it like this if I want to.  I love that!

A drop leaf table that extends the sewing table and gives me a place to work on something other than sewing without moving the sewing machine.

If you stayed to the end, thank you!!  I could show you so much more, but I'll do that a little bit at a time!  All the boxes and tins and jars are filled with vintage laces, linens, and buttons, and I found a cool way to store my spools of ribbon.  I'm going to be spending a lot of time in this room so I hope to have lots to blog about in the future.  Thank you for sticking with me!

Happy Wednesday!

xo Annette xo

61.  my sewing room
62.  feeling inspired
63.  family willing to help


  1. That is reall awesome....such a workable fantastic space xxx

  2. That is reall awesome....such a workable fantastic space xxx

  3. It is GORGEOUS!!! Annette! I wish I had a room to do my jewelry in. Sure would beat the kitchen table!!

  4. Annette, it's AMAZING!!!
    What a transformation :)
    The before pics were a tiny bit scary ;-)
    I love the details, like the jars with haberdashery, the Create sign
    and most of all the little decorative dressforms atop the cupboard! So cute!
    You're going to love sewing in your new room!

  5. OMG! What a total transformation indeed Annette - awesome!! Your 'new' sewing rooms is so inviting and pretty and it looks very organized and you seem to have lots of space now, too. How fabulous for you - congrats!! ( I bet it was a lot of work, but well worth it, huh?!!) :-)

  6. This is so impressive! Looks so nice and organized. Isn't it inspiring just walking in there? I love your homey and decorative touches too. And you are right, it always seems to be a work in progress.

  7. The room looks beautiful A. :)

    I bet you are so excited to get in there and work/play :)

    I am so jealous my work space is so tiny and doubles as my office too, you have lovely space and looks like great light too :)

    Wishing you many happy hours creating there :)

    LOVE, LOVE everything :)

    Have a wonderful Thursday, cheers, T. :)

  8. Oh, Annette!!! I love every single thing and I am SO happy you finally have your creative space. I know it has been a long time coming and it turned out perfect. I hope you are in there right now just getting your eyes filled up with all of your treasures!

  9. Wow, what an improvement! I love it. Now you can create more I bet, with such a nice looking space.

  10. This is beautiful, Annette! I truly love what you've created. From the awesome fabrics all lined up to the jars to the whimsical lights to the photos and blocks... Love, love, love.

    If I had such a space, I just might start sewing again. Right now my sewing room is the dog room. Ugh.

    Enjoy your creative space for creating!

  11. Oh my! The before photos are scary! You did an amazing job organizing the office. It looks so cozy and easy to find everything.

  12. Wow!!

    So nice to finally have it all done! What awesome storage you have. Love the glass door cabinets. It looks wonderful Annette. I have the same folding cutting table - it's great!

    Enjoy your new space. I can't wait to see what you make to fill your blank wall space! :-)

  13. Congrats on your room redo! You'll have so much fun in there. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and do try making a fabric book. You'll be glad you did!

  14. Annette, your new space is amazing! All the little details really make your room special. I look forward to seeing more photos.
    Everyday Inspired

  15. Annette, I've been trying to catch up on some of my favorite blogs and (though late in reading this post) am so happy to see your workroom is now complete and looks so lovely. It also looks very organized and I find your little touches, like your button jars, and your wonderful collections, add so much personality and charm to your very special place. I would bet that you will find yourself always inspired there.
    Happy creativity. :)


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