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New Work Space!

Well I finally did it! I finally cleaned up and organized my sewing space. Actually I'm not finished but I'm pretty happy so far. I was such a mess and when I wanted to sew I had to straited up first. I had been meaning to organize it but never could seem to make it a priority.

Because I use a small corner in Johnny's (wonderful hubby) office I had alot to fit into a small space. I figured the best way to fit it all in was to go up as in shelves. I didn't really have the money to buy a system but I did have some old wooden mounts and a board that fit just fine. After I put the shelf up I noticed that it really looked a bit lost on the wall.

So I took the shelf, mounts, drawers from the little chest and the thread board out side and stained them red. I wanted a real red but I got more of a mahogany/redwood look to the wood.
After it all dried and I was surprised that it only took a couple hours to completely dry, I moved it all inside. I finally got the shelf up and then thought about something I had seen.
You know in the super wonderful sewing rooms they always have rools of ribbon on a bar, well I figured a way to do it. Johnny and I went to the local hardware store and found a 3 ft. thing metal bar. I drilled holes in the mounts and inserted the bar, whala, a ribbon holder. The only thing I need to do is to cut the bar off at the end and use some bolts to finish it. I know it's not Heather's studio but it's functional and it's what I have.
So all that's left is to get busy creating. I have been doing some culottes for my sweet Hannah girl lately but after that I have some neat projects I want to start.

Anyhoo, thanks for looking!!

25 comments:

  1. That shelf looks great. I love the look of that redwood stain. My pastor back in Illinois has that color for his kitchen cabinets and they just look fantastic! I love them. Did you do this because I mentioned cleaning up your workspace the other day on my blog? LOL!

    Everything looks great!

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  2. Your sewing area looks great. Can't wait to see what you create there!

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  3. Great crafting space you've put together there! It will be so much easier and more fun to create now that you can lay your hand on what you need :_))

    ~Elaine~

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  4. I just love reading your blogspot. You are so crafty. It is wonderful getting to know you through you blog. Prayfully we will get to meet someday. At best we will meet in heaven.
    With love,
    Sandy

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  5. That looks great, Tori!! I can't wait for my semester to be over because I have some sewing I want to do.

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  6. Oh yippee! I'm glad you have your sewing space. Now get busy!

    ;)

    ~Kristi

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  7. I think it looks really nice. I too like the redwood stain. I have some pieces that color.

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  8. I like the shelf color. It all looks wonderful.

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  9. Wow it looks very nice! You did a great job!

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  10. Your sewing area looks great! What a creative use of space and efficient unit you put together. Sometimes the best things are put together with what we have on hand (same with cooking) - it forces us to think creatively with the minds God has given us :D

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  11. Looks lovely and like a place I could get lost in the sewing world for hours in :)
    I may have to come back to this post when I move.. I am usure where and how to set up my sewing area in my new house but, its a PRIORITY since I dont have one here! :)
    Cant wait to see all that comes from this little corner in your Dh office :P

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  12. Looks great! It feels so good to get things straightened and organized! I need to do some reorganizing in my sewing room! I've let it go too long.

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  13. That looks great, Tori!!! Good job! I love it when things are organized :-)

    Kate

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  14. Your sewing space looks great! My friend Katy stopped by your blog and she loves your sewing projects that you have done. I know that she is going to make the headbands for her oldest daughter so that they match her new culottes that she is hoping to make her this summer.

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  15. Tori,
    How sweet of your hubby to let you sew in the corner of his office. I don't think I could get away with that. "His office" is where he goes to get away from the droaning of a sewing machine, or the fussing of the kids!

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  16. Good job....wow what an accomplishment....
    well done.
    Deby

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  17. Good job....wow what an accomplishment....
    well done.
    Deby

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  18. Your sewing area looks really nice.

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  19. Tori, that is too cute and just shows we need to use what we have instead of complaining about what we don't have. Pat

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  20. Wonderful job! it looks great!

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  21. Tori,
    I love-love-love it!!!! Jeri Lynn

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  22. Your sewing nook looks great, Tori! I really like your new shelf!
    ~Kelli

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  23. I LOVE youe sewing area. It is REALLY NICE!! Keep up the great sewing!
    ~Holli~

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