....but it's done and that's what matters. About two weeks ago Ben and I decided that it was time I had my own space for this growing pattern business. I have definitely grown out of the sewing-in-the-bedroom stage, and the walk-in closet sized office I have been using long ago spilled over into the living room. I can not even tell you how exciting it has been! Ben decided that the easiest solution would be to add a room in our attic. The thought of a little loft sewing room was more than I could handle! He estimated that it would take about ten days and he wasn't far off the mark! We worked every single day that he was not at the fire station framing, sanding, staining, painting, nailing.....you get the picture, I'm really sore, and here is the fruits of our labor! I can't even describe how much I love my new space! It is PERFECT! Ben is most definitely "The Man"! So let me give you a tour.... (click on the pictures to enlarge them) This is the little sitting area and the railing to the right is where the steps come up. For the last couple of mornings I have come up here to this little nook to read my Bible before the children are up...it's so wonderful! I think this may be my new nest!
Monday, April 6, 2009
This is the office side of the room. Ben built the desk and filing cabinet into the wall so that I wouldn't loose any floor space. Smart man. I painted all of the built in areas a faded red color by Martha Stewart. When I was trying to decide on the color I noticed that it was called "Vintage Ric-Rac. How perfect is that? The wall color looks white in these pictures but it is actually a pretty light turquoise color (Martha Stewart "Vintage Map").
This is a shot of the railing and the sewing section.
Here are my machines, built in bookshelves, and ironing board.
In this picture you can see the ceiling and lighting better. There is a chandelier in the center of the room and track lights on either side. The ceiling is made from metal roofing and it really brightens the room and gives the feel of an old tin roof. Ben is awesome.
This is my little cutting table, ahhh....a cutting table, no more sitting on the floor to cut fabrics!
And here is my built in printing station and filing cabinets. He thought of everything!
I looked at so many sewing rooms on the internet for inspiration and there were so many times that I couldn't understand the layout of the room by the pictures. That drives me nuts, I don't know why, so I added this little sketch for the other nuts out there. I also have lots of pictures of the process over HERE. So my only problem now is what to call it. I want to say sewing room but it doesn't seem to fit because it's an office too. Studio just sounds too uppity. LOL! It doesn't sound that way when other people say it about their rooms, but when I say it I feel like it's too uppity. I like loft, but does that sound too much like a bedroom? What do you think? What would you call it?