After looking at sewing rooms on Flickr, and what mine looked like when it was built I was pretty unhappy with how far I'd let things go. So I took pictures to keep me honest, then started cleaning. I'm working on it right now, taking a minute to post an update and sneak peep.
I ran to Ikea yesterday after work. Luckily as a teacher I was able to jet out at 4:30. I was home for dinner as Mr. Big stays home with the kids on my work days. Like I always say, I don't know how normal people do stuff. Work really gets in the way of a lot of stuff! Today I'm waiting for the plumber. I'm so lucky I don't have to take a day off to do that!!!
Okay. Here's my inspiration. It's a little too girly for me, as the room we built is also an office for Big, so I'm trying to keep it neutral with whites and off whites. Also I'm afraid if I do some adorable blue paint and trim I'll hate it in a few years. I'm not someone who enjoys repainting more than every ten years.
I sold my Kenmore Ergo 3 and my lovely little Featherweight, to help finance a trip for my oldest to England this summer. It's her graduation/18th birthday gift. I don't use the FW very much and the Ergo had embroidery technology which I don't use. I'm hoping that Janome will help out by letting me test run some of their newer machines and review them. I'm looking for a machine that has an automatic thread cutter AND needle down position, for under 400. Not a super easy task LOL
Here's what I got at Ikea:
Ikea Lack Shelves in white. They used two in the inspiration room but I don't craft that much, just sew. Two was fine and I can always go back to get more. There is a whole site dedicated to stuff to so with these great shelves.
I also got these storage boxes that fit perfectly. I'm afraid I'll break the glass jars and while we don't have earthquakes here, growing up in the Bay Area I always think "What if that fell" and how much of a mess it would make just in case.
I also got some magazine holder thingies, and a magnet board. I'll post an update soon!