Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sewing room tour!

We've spent the last 24 hours moving every piece of furniture in my sewing area. I share the room with the boys and we decided it would make more sense to flip the room 180 degrees. So we did. This is a very large basement room, bare concrete floor, ugly paneling, no windows. None of that has changed.

(To see these same pictures, plus more, with tons of notes, visit this flickr link.)

Mike built me a big work table, so we started with that. We used couches to split the room in half. We got rid of some furniture and repurposed other pieces. We made a giant chalkboard for the boys.

It was a lot of work. It's still not a room worthy of a magazine spread, but it's so much better that I can't even describe it. There are a few details left to take care of but it's mostly done. I am so excited to get to work down there. The boys seem to like it better, and there are lots more things for them to do.

You can see a guided tour of it on my flickr page, complete with notes. I'd love to say they are all perfect photos, but I was working with 30 seconds time in a windowless room. Go look anyway.


  1. Thank you for sharing. Looks like the area "works", so that is the most important thing. I didn't see any notes on flickr. I'll try to look again when I have more time. :)

  2. it is so important to have your own space! this looks great!

  3. looks like you have a great spot to work in and still be with the family!