Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sewing room redo progress

A short post for those of you who asked for pictures of my progress. I think we did pretty good considering everything. We got two of the large cabinets with doors put together as well as the bookcase without doors. We are now MUCH faster at this than we were when doing the first one. Don't even need to look at the instructions. We got this much done by about 5:30 last night when it was time to head to Rick's and Rebecca's for our weekly get together. When we got home about 9:00 I couldn't resist taking time to put some fabrics away just to see how they'd look. I love the result! I did discover one thing, however, that will really stretch out this redo. Even though the depth of the cabinet was listed at 11", the shelves themselves are only 10 1/4" deep. My fat quarters all hang off the front of the shelves the way they are currently folded, so I will need to fold them all again so they measure about 9" x 5" instead of the current 11" x 4 1/2". I wanted to resort them anyway - separating all the reproductions and the primitive-folk art designs from the rest of them. Just means I'll be spending more time getting reacquainted with them!



Because we live in earthquake country, and for general safety, we are bolting all the shelves to the wall. I certainly have enough fabric that I could suffer significant damage if one of the shelves collapsed on me!


In case anyone is curious, I took an accurate measurement of the room while it was empty. It's a skinny 8' 8" wide and 13' 8" long - just over 118 sq. feet. It was my daughter's bedroom until she moved upstairs (into the room that currently holds the longarm) when she was in junior high school.



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Gratitudes:
1. A successful trip to IKEA.
2. Another hand-and-foot win for the girls!
3. Vacations
4. Cool mornings
5. A happy, helpful husband





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25 comments:

Suze said...

It is MARVELOUS...........

You are going to enjoy this for years to come..... I am so happy for you..

Jane Ann said...

This is way more vicarious fun than you can imagine!

The Chicken Lady said...

Looking good! I do love the green walls! And what beeyooteeeful folded fabrics! :)

loulee1 said...

Oooh! I'm excited for you. New cupboards and an excuse to fondle ALL of your stash.

Joanne said...

Thanks for posting your progress -- it's fun to watch it all taking shape! Love those cabinets, too.

Carol said...

Great progress...It is going to be spectacular!

Melzie said...

I am SWOONING over that green :) Great job! xoxo melzie

Karen said...

Looking pretty, Patti. I'll bet you're going to iron each piece when you refold, too, eh? It is fun to see a quilting studio re-emerge from the bare walls.

Tazzie said...

I love the new fabric closets Patti! I'm currently looking for a new closet for my fabric, and I was going to get one with solid doors, but now I'm thinking I should get one with glass doors ... another trip to Ikea may be in order!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Sweet P said...

Love those shelves. Good idea to bolt the shelves to the wall. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date with your progress.

Carolyn said...

Your sewing room is looking fabulous!

atet said...

Love the way the fabrics look on those shelves. And hey -- it may take a bit longer but think of all the time you get to spend petting your fabrics!

Nan said...

I'm lovin' the look Patti! It's going to be beautiful when it's finished. The fabric looks so very pretty in the cabinet, doesn't it?

EileenKNY said...

Patti,
That room looks great, and the fabric is like icing on the cake. What model shelves did you get? Oh yeah-love the white against the green.

Darlene said...

Those cabinets are going to look even more wonderful when you fill them with fabric. I can't wait to see it all done!

Judy said...

Ooow, I knew there would be pictures!! Amen to helpful hubby's!

My new shelves were 11.5 so I have folded some of the generic prints in the long fold version. But my good repros and stuff got folded the 9x5 version so that as the kitties rub against the shelves, the fabric sits back a good 1.5 inches and keep most of the hair off! I think it's going to look fabulous. I looking forward to seeing the center island.

Morah said...

LOVE those cabinets!!! Wish I could get things home from IKEA! The closest is almost 4 hrs. away and we don't own a truck!

Helen in the UK said...

It is starting to come together - woo hoo!! Keep up the good work :)

Samantha said...

How fabulous! It looks great! i long for a local Ikea, so I can do this myself!

Julia said...

I love the glass doors, but I have always worried about my fabric fading. This room is going to absolutely gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

looks wonderful, oh how I would love to come and help you fold all that fabric!!!!
ok, I only want to fold the 1800's repros!!!!!!I know , I know thats 75% of the stash now right?
Kathie

Holly said...

Cool. Great progress :)

mereth said...

I'm astounded at the progress, it's going to be beautiful when it's all done. Having it look so organised should inspire you to great heights sewing wise, and then you can mess it up again. I love rearranging furniture and this is the ultimate!

Meredith said...

Wow you will be so organized. What an inspiration.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW!! I love your green sewing room and those cabinets. Dont ya just love Ikea? Those are great cabinets and your island too. Is that also from there? You are too much with all that perfect fabric. Wait till you see mine. ROFLOL!!!!! And I AM just sayin.