I don't have a technical sewing room or office. We do have a guest room which houses all my mess most of the time, but I am hoping that space has a different purpose some day and want to get all my stuff out of there. I am trying to get all the mess reorganized and moved into the storage room now that my amazing husband has build some awesome shelves.
I saw in a magazine awhile back ago about sewing spaces how a woman had a Hoosier Cabinet as her sewing space. I have been scouring antique shops and Craig's List ever since. I really liked the cabinet idea because is that it has doors in which you can shut away your mess. I also liked that a true Hoosier should have a work space that slides out when you need it and back when you don't, which is great for a workspace in the middle of the family room. Finding a cabinet with the slide out work space was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Most of them didn't have that function which is what I wanted most.
|Counter pushed in|
|Counter pulled out|
Finally, I found success on Craig's List and we packed up the fam and went to take a look. The woman who owned the cabinet was super nice and had a cute house. They were retiring and down sizing and she was wanting to de-clutter her life. I understand the need for de-clutter completely.
I have been working slowly to get it organized exactly how I want it and moving all the other stuff into the storage room. I will show that another time.
|I love the door rack and that it has shelves inside the cabinets|
|Apparently this little secret drawer inside belongs to the kiddo. I didn't know when I bought it, but it does!|
I will include a future post with it all decked out and ready to go. Here's to non-traditional work spaces! To be honest, I'm not sure I would even really want a sewing room as I kind of like to work in the middle of the fray. I feel like I am part of the action and can easily meet the need of the kiddo.