My sewing studio is almost complete! This is my second sewing room since I bought my house. I started off in the spare bedroom upstairs, but it was way too small. This past Christmas, I decided to give my daughter that room as her video game lair, and my sewing studio would move to the basement.
It was a seriously slow move. As is my custom, I began moving things at the worst possible time…the day before Christmas Eve. I carried the big things downstairs first…bookcases for fabric, etc., and then just shoved everything off to the side. I had painted the walls and the trim a few weeks before once the guys were done remodeling the bathroom.
While K was in Disney World with her dad over New Years, I laid carpet tiles and painted the TV stand (former dresser cut in half). The carpet tiles are fantastic. I ordered them from Home Depot online and had them delivered. Some of the reviews weren’t great, but they worked perfectly for me. They don’t seem thin at all like some of the reviewers said. They were easy to lay and cut quickly with scissors to go around tricky spots and doorways. They’re peel and stick, and even after 7 1/2 months, are still sticking great.
I reused the pegboards that I had upstairs, but spray painted them white. With the darker gray walls, the white pegboards really stand out. It makes things so much easier having everything hanging right in front of you. I not only keep my sewing supplies on them, but tools and general crafting supplies as well. Everything in one convenient place.
I have even more storage in my pressing table. I made that around Christmas in 2014 out of four Walmart bookcases and three quarters of my old basement door. I wrapped the cut door in aluminum foil, then covered it in batting, and finally ironing board fabric. I lay the mat on top of it for cutting fabric. Since the laundry room is in the next room, it also serves as my folding table.
Hopefully, within the next couple of weeks I’ll get the rest of my machines down there. Until then, I’m so happy with how it’s turned out. 🙂