Sunday, October 3, 2010

From disfunctional to functional (aka, look at my new sewing space)

I have been sewing in the dining room for a year and a half now and the space has become unusable as my stash and project list has grown.  Just look at it!

 As we approach holiday season, I realized I need to do something about my dining room!  So, here is what I did!  First of all, our playroom had an extra wall with nothing on it. 

 And I organized my daughter's crafting area.  Her stuff is now all in the white three drawer bin you can see in bottom right corner of this picture.   
She will have plenty of space to craft and I can use the space now, too!
 I was lucky to have my mom give me her old sewing table.  She prefers the dining room table.  LOL!  So, here it is with the stool from our drum kit.  I am being creative.  I put notions and current projects in the drawers to the right, future projects on the shelves to the left, and the fabric stash in the bins on the far left.  As soon as I clean out the storage closet, they will move into it. 

 As you can see from picture below, I have a nice view of the front yard from our family room basement and I can talk to my cat, Pete, while I sew.
 Hi Pete!
 Here is the craft bar with serger at one end.  Plenty of room for everyone's crafts!

The dining room, all cleaned up!  
Finally, my grandmother's dining room set can be the focus, instead of the mess.


  1. Gotta love those space Kathy! And so brightly lit with that window and Pete the cat get his own home in the corner cute!

  2. Very impressive! You should be super inspired now, can't wait to see what you whip up.

  3. Looks great! I too moved from our dining room table to a dedicated sewing space this year. It's been nice to have the "sewing mess" not in a public area.

  4. Nice - you are lucky to have a room to move into.