One of my goals this year is to create a sewing room. The problem is that none of our bedrooms are really big enough. I used to have a desk and bookcase in a bedroom but not only was the space cramped, there was no place to put everything when a daughter came for a visit. The desk was against a wall so working with a large quilt was difficult. Still, I decided I would make that 7x10 foot space work. It did annoy me that there was so little space for my sewing when the living room was unused and practically empty. Hubby said to make the living room into my sewing room, but I didn't want that to be the first thing visitors see when they walk in the front door. I suggested moving the dining table back in there and using the dining room as my sewing room. He didn't like that idea at all.
Then, inspiration struck. What if I could build a sewing table, cutting table, and side work table that folded up, nested inside each other, and could be moved out of the way when we needed a living room?
When it is a living room:
And when it is sewing room:
I already had the cabinets on the back wall. They have housed everything from stereo and tv to china, and now they'll hold my stash, sewing machines, and office stuff. I had neatly folded fabric and lined it up on a couple of the shelves, in order by color. It looked great. Then, everyone decided to come here for Christmas and I stuffed every loose item, sewing related or not, into every crevice so now it looks like a hoarder's closet. And in a way, that's exactly what it is, I don't why I have half that stuff. Luckily, Institches with Bonnie is having a 15 minute organization challenge so I plan on getting that straightened out just as soon as I have a place to put it.
I also had the corner chair already. It's a recliner that got kicked out of the family room due to lack of space. Saturday, I bought the wood to make the sewing table; Sunday, we found the other two chairs on craigslist. So it's finally beginning to come together.