Hello, Again! The Sewing Room Remodeling is Complete! Woohoo!

I know it's been awhile since my last post, but, we were in the final stages of our sewing room remodeling project and I was helping my husband with some of it.
Then, it was moving day! We moved and placed most of the furniture. Next, I had to fill all of the shelves, arrange and sometimes rearrange everything in a workable order.
Rick built a frame for the corner counters we had ordered and we put that together yesterday afternoon.
This morning, I finally finished putting everything where I wanted it.
Are you ready for the big reveal? I decided to put some of the "before" photos in so you can see what an incredible transformation Rick made in that room!

Before, this was the view from the center-placed doorway.

Now, the door has been moved to the far left of the hallway wall, and when you open the door, you see this...

The right wall had a mostly-stairway-to-the-attic closet that was a little more than useless.

Since Rick moved the door over to the far wall, there was now room for a marvelous closet full of shelves to hold all of my fabric, project totes, and craft bins. Now I can shut the doors and keep light from fading any of it. Yay!

Here is the old view from the closet. There was one light in the ceiling. The walls were plain, flat white.

Yet look how much brighter the room is now that Rick put recessed lights around the perimeter. We painted both the walls and trim a creamy white. My sewing station is on the left and machine quilting station is on the right.

The right side of the room has shelving and two portable design wall boards. I can move them in front of the closet when photographing quilts. Rick put track lighting in the middle of the ceiling which lights up the design wall beautifully! I used Command hooks to hang acrylic rulers on the wall and side of the shelving unit near the cutting table.

And did you notice the gorgeous hardwood floor? The cutting table is on castors so I can move it as needed.

Before, the area behind the door was not efficiently used. I had shelves on the right wall which held fabric, but there was too much unused space between the door and the shelves.

Now,  in the small space behind the door, my quilting frame, ironing board, pressing boards, and light box are stored easily out of the way till needed.

I plan to hang the thread storage boxes, stacked one on top of the other, on the wall  near the shelving unit and hang a shelf high up on the same wall. But, that will come a little later.

I love my room!!!!!

I did manage to get some designing and quilting done in between helping Rick with the room. I designed this Christmas Table Runner, pieced and quilted it, but there just weren't enough hours in the day to finish the pattern instructions and get it published in time for Christmas. Oh, well, I'll be ready for Christmas 2019.

I've also been working on some secret projects that I'll be revealing after the first of the year.

Thanks for reading to the end of this very long post. I hope to get back to a normal posting routine.

Today is a good day!

Happy quilting!

Diane

6 thoughts on “Hello, Again! The Sewing Room Remodeling is Complete! Woohoo!

  1. Dora says:

    I love your remodeled space. So organized. Is your machine the Brother straight stitcher? I’ve been trying to decide to decide on a machine with a larger space to free motion quilt on. From looking at your work it seems that yours does a very nice job.

    • lookoutmountainquilter says:

      Well, thank you! Yes, it’s a Brother PQ1500SL. A friend of mine has one and recommended it to me. It’s the first brand other than Singer(I have three) that I’ve used. It sews and quilts beautifully! I love the table extension that comes with it!

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