Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sewing room makeover

My sewing room was taking on a life of it's own.  Despite trying to use up my stash I felt like was becoming a hoarder.

There was crib in the room too, and it was a nightmare cleaning up making sure there were no pins on the floor. 

When it wasn't being used as a nursery, it was truly a messy place.  Time for a complete make over!

The crib got moved to the Treehouse (guest cottage) and a single bed put in it's place.  I made some red plaid drapes, headboard and bedskirt. Trimmed a side table with red plaid inserts and bought new lamp.

I put some funky Canadiana folk art object in the window.  Our whole cottage has the lodge look, so this room fits in well with the rest of the decor.

Then I installed a long drapery rod and hung black drapes to hide the unsightly shelves holding the bins of fabric, notions, patterns and book.  But I can pull them back and leave them open when I'm sewing the room.

I have a card table with a large cutting board that I can set up along with an ironing board when working on a project. 
But if the bed has to be used for an overnight guest, it can all be easily put away and become a cozy room!

Now to find the time for serious sewing!


  1. Your sewing room looks great! I love the lodge look you have going on in there.

  2. So good to hear from you again. I was wondering when that pleasure would return and was anticipating it as soon as the leaves fell . . . so that makes it right about now. :) Do you have all your logs for the winter? Love the sewing room . . . especially the guest area! Would that be for a special little granddaughter?