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Sewing Room!

So we just got back from our very first family vacation out to Las Vegas to visit Paul' brothers.  I'll post more about that later (including some adorable photos of LP!)...   The weekend before we left though I finally moved into my brand new basement sewing room!

There's still a bit more to be done but here's how it's looking right now! (and FYI, the wall color isn't really as orangey as it looks here- think cantaloupe).

The photo below shows the bulk of my storage area- I was actually able to fit quite a bit more in those cabinets than I'd expected!  We'll be adding a door to the closet on the right and will store a vacuum and the ironing board inside.  Eventually a drop-ceiling will be installed with lighting.  I'm going to make a little curtain to cover the space between the wall and the cabinet- it's a perfect cubby for storing my larger rolls of paper.  Am just waiting to find the perfect piece of fabric to use for the curtain and also to re-cover my desk chair.   I'm also keeping my eye out for matching boxes for storage on the shelf. 

This is my sewing area.  I'll probably trade out the desk for one that's slightly deeper and eventually a tall cabinet will replace the plastic storage bins.  All of my fabric will be stored on the top shelves, and my computer and printer will go on the bottom.  Paul is going to rig up a shelf for my monitor on the wall just above my desk and is going to hook me up to the internet so that I can watch t.v. online, listen to Pandora, and pull up on-line sewing tutorials and inspiration right from my sewing room. Whee!!!

This is the doorway that opens into the family room (aka Paul's video game den).  We're planning to eventually move most of LP's toys down there (once we've replaced the nasty old carpeting) and so I'm going to hang a full length mirror on the door so that when I'm sitting at my sewing desk I can angle the mirror to keep an eye on him. 

This wall still needs a little work.  For right now I've simply used a bookshelf there that we had floating around the house but I'd like to add some artwork and maybe some more shelving... I'm sort of thinking about some wall shelves and then a small table and chairs for LP to sit and play at while I'm working.

So that's my space!  It's much smaller than the room I was using before but has everything I need and just enough space.  I've already spent quite a bit of time down there working on some projects and am really loving it so far!

I'm sooo glad I have such a fantastic husband who made this happen for me!  Thanks Big Paul!!!


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