Wow! Where did the time go? You’d think being locked down, isolated in our homes the time would drag, but it’s been anything but for us. I took a break over the holidays, however, after a quiet Christmas and New Year I’m back at it, transforming our home.
The first thing I wanted to tackle in the new year was moving my creating area out of our spare bedroom and into the beautiful new space I created while updating our family room.
The spare room had become a dumping ground for everything that didn’t have a home while we worked on the other rooms, so it was really hard to even think of sewing or creating in there.
In my new space, I wanted to make sure it was bright and open with an efficient use of space. I had to be sure, however, that it wasn’t going to be just a dumping ground and that I could keep it tidy easily as it is part of our family room.
There are a few architectural issues to work around as well. Our home is a split level. There is a bulkhead jutting out into the space which is a bit awkward (it’s the bottom of the closet in our front entrance). Fortunately, there were pot lights already installed on the underside of this bulkhead which made it the perfect space for my desk.
Keeping with my challenge, I bought no new furniture for the space. I moved my existing bookcase from the spare room and modified it to fit the bolts of fabric. I repurposed an old desk we already had there and softened it with a feminine, vintage chair. A friend donated the light fixture, which is perfect in the space. As a bonus, I now have a cutting/pinning table thanks to an old card table we’ve been storing and had planned to get rid of.
I’ve been sewing up a storm in my new space. I love it!