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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
For all you crafters out there, this is my new dream sewing/creative space! I went from a 6'x8' hallway to this! My amazing husband framed it out, installed the drop ceiling, hung the drywall laid the floor and installed all my cabinets (that I put together) to create this wonderful space. I think he thought I was CRAZY when I picked out the colors, but I couldn't be happier and I think even he agrees that it turned out AMAZING!
We started with a bare basement room....
I wanted something bold and fun and stimulating and inspiring....and I think I found it...actually I came home with dozens of paint samples before I finally settled on Zany Lime by Dutch Boy. I added black and fuschia accents to the room (I was wanting to work in a fun blue or aqua but just ran out of space). The flooring is roll out, no glue, textured vinyl that helps give the cheap vinyl (on sale for 49¢ a squre foot) a warm, not-so-cheap feel. Lighting was key...I needed lots of light to so I could color match and coordinate pretty acurately and I needed indirect light so that I could work closely to my items without too much of a shadow. There are 7 can lights (5 floods and 2 spots over the table) that create a very well lit work space.
I have a place for everything and everything in it's place...contemporary bookshelves with glass doors from Ikea house my fabric stash as well as some of my ready-to-buy items. A 5 drawer bank supports the countertop where my sewing machines live and serves as excellent storage for all of my sewing machine accessories, extra scissors, fasteners, etc. etc. etc. I repainted my husband's old drafting table black with fuschia accents; it makes an AMAZING cutting table and work space. I wanted a colorful pegboard to hang all the goodies I'd need at the the table and my husband took it up a notch by framing it out in white casing.
Under the table I added inexpensive cube storage for current projects and backburner projects. On the otherside, I added inexpensive shoe racks by closet maid to hold the bolts of interfacings and such.
All in all, I am extremely proud of the room we created and have been working in it for a couple weeks now...