Finally! This post has been a long time coming and am so glad I can finally share my little sewing space with you. I started the make over process some time ago but just put the finishing touches on the room this week. It's been quite the process but sooooo worth the time and trouble. When I first moved into this house, I wasn't sure what we were going to do with this small quirky space. I put my computer desk in it to start with and eventually added a "craft" table. I didn't get into sewing until a few months after moving in and once I bought a sewing machine, the room went downhill quickly. Fabric and chaos took over. Fast forward about 4 years and I couldn't take handle another day in what I felt was the world's messiest and ugliest room. I bought paint, bought new furniture, and made plans to tear out the carpet. I spent many hours on Pinterest searching for ideas (you can see my office space/studio board here) and walked the aisles of Ikea for hours trying to figure out what would work best in my space. My room has its fair share of challenges. . . it is small, there is either a window or door on each of the 4 walls, and there is only one outlet for the whole room (right by the entrance.) I ended up with a very Ikea studio, which works for me because I love the Scandinavian aesthetic and made the makeover feasible budget-wise. It is light and bright, it is really organized, and the room finally reflects me!
While I usually love seeing 'before' photos of a room makeover, I didn't include any before photos here because I only had a few iPhone pics and they are just plain depressing. Let's just focus on the after. I am in serious love with my new desk. Those drawers. . . they are perfect. I no longer spend 20 minutes searching for my seam ripper because it's got a spot in a drawer now. I grabbed several organizer trays from the Ikea kitchen section which just so happen to fit these drawers perfectly. All my office supplies and sewing notions are stashed away neatly. The black dressers are the only thing from my old room to be transitioned to the new. They hold the hubby's clothes and the tops serve as my cutting table. I got a new bookshelf and a new cabinet with glass doors to contain my fabric. I got two new chairs since my old rolling desk chair died. I tried out just about every chair at Ikea and ended up with the Tobias chair for my desk. It is comfy! I got a less expensive folding chair to use while sewing.
The floor. . . I had originally planned to paint the concrete floor after pulling up the carpet but decided that it would most likely result in a nervous breakdown. It was going to be way more work that I had energy for so I left it as is. Apparently whoever painted the ceiling before laying carpet flung paint all over the place but hey, it adds a little character to the room!
My tour is part of a series over at 2littlehooligans - make sure to stop by there to check out more sewing spaces!