If you have read the blog in the past couple of weeks, you’ll know that I am currently in the process of remodeling the sewing room. I got started later in the year that I wanted, and it’s taking a bit longer than I wanted, but it’s moving along. So, in that spirit, I thought I would share the top 5 things I found on (where else) Pinterest that inspired me, and what I will be working into the sewing room makeover.
#5 – Framed Vintage Patterns
I love this idea! There have been many times that I have found some lovely vintage patterns at the thrift store. As it is now, they just occupy space in a pattern box. So, I will be picking my favorites, purchasing frames, and displaying them on the wall.
#4 – Stenciled Peg Board
We did start using peg board in the sewing room several years ago, but with the temporary set up we had, we didn’t attach it to the walls, and left it the drab brown color it came in. Besides the two large sections I already have, I was able to salvage several more pieces from work in different sizes. We’ll be painting all of it a nice base color, and then stenciling designs on it before hanging it all up.
#3 – Curtain Rod Paper Holder
I picked up a huge roll of brown paper several years ago at a yard sale. The guy had the roll of paper for about $5, and he saw that I really wanted, and was only slightly interested in the industrial sewing machine he had sitting beside it. Well, he made me a deal I couldn’t refuse. He told me that if I buy the sewing machine for $5, he would throw in the roll of paper for $1. Who can pass up a deal like that?!?!? Obviously, I couldn’t, even though my hubby wished I had when it came to the sewing machine. lol. I had been looking for a way to store/utilize it since, then I found this idea. Just so happens that as I was cleaning and rearranging the sewing room, I found a couple of old curtain rod hooks. Paired with a sturdy broom handle, and attached to the end of the cutting table, this looks like just the ticket.
#2 – Sewing Table
This idea is already being put together in the sewing room. I used a couple of half sized bookcases I had in the house already, and put a nicely finished counter top I salvaged from work on top. Not sure about the height of it yet, as I have yet to actually work on it, but I’m liking it so far.
And, now for….
#1 – Rolling Chair Cover
This past summer, my work relocated to a brand new facility, and when we did, we got all new office furniture. I took advantage of this and took home 3 nice office chairs for the sewing room. Now, since I work for a freight transportation company, they did get a little dirty, but nothing too terribly bad. So, when I saw this slip cover idea, I fell in love. I can’t wait to go to the fabric store and pick out a lovely fabric to cover them in.
This week, I decided to add a bonus pick:
My Dream Sewing Room
If I ever hit the lotto, this is what my sewing room will probably look like. How about you? What would your sewing room look like? Do any of the above design ideas inspire you? Have a few suggestions that would work great in any sewing room? Please share. I love hearing new ideas. Just click the little heart in the top right corner of the post. Until next time…. Happy Sewing!