Saturday, January 1, 2011

I’m Overwhelmed

For the past several years, we have wanted to get rid of the broadloom in our upstairs hallway, our bedroom and my sewing room.  We’ve put it off and put it off as I knew it wasn’t going to be a fun project.  The whole place needs painted and we are putting in new hardwood on top of the existing hardwood which is underneath the broadloom.

We decided to do my sewing room first, so everything could be put back in place, then the bedroom could be done without having to move all the stuff in my sewing room onto new flooring.

This is what my sewing room looks like right now after we tore out the broadloom and emptied most of it out.

Sewing Room Project 001
Sewing Room Project 002

I’ve been playing with different layouts for my sewing table but it isn’t easy as what you can’t see in the picture is my sewing cabinet has a large flap on the back that comes up which I use ALL the time for cutting. 

What you also can’t see in these pictures is what I’ve already taken out of the room.

Sewing Room Project 004

This is now sitting in our bedroom and what a time we had getting it out as it was taller than the door so we had to try and flip it which also wasn’t easy as it hit the ceiling every time we tried to flip it.  We decided to just leave it on its side for the time being.

Then we have this downstairs in my longarm room:

Sewing Room Project 005

and this:

Sewing Room Project 006

and this:

Sewing Room Project 007

and let’s not forget this!

Sewing Room Project 008

I’ve already bemoaned the fact that I have the smallest room in the house with the most stuff.  If I’d discovered my quilting passion just a couple of years earlier, before we redid our guest bedroom, I would have knocked the wall down between the guest room and my sewing room giving me a beautiful big space and it would have still left 3 bedrooms on one level just in case we kick the bucket and the kids want to sell the house.

That’s all history though and I have to try and figure out how to make what I have work.  I’m looking at paint chips and trying to decide what colour to paint and I’m also open to any and all suggestions you might have – and if you know the number for a 12 step program, that might come in handy too!

9 comments:

Deb Levy said...

LOL, Irene! I feel your pain! Don is
already complaining it's going to take 2 moving vans just for my stuff!

So you are not alone!

Anonymous said...

LOL...I need to show this to my husband...he thinks my stash is out of control. I think, I'm just getting started! :-) You'll end up with a beautiful space to create and work. Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

LOL...I need to show this to my husband...he thinks my stash is out of control. I think, I'm just getting started! :-) You'll end up with a beautiful space to create and work. Congrats!!

Mommarock said...

How often do you really have guests..I say take over the guest room for storage of your fabric (or send it to me and I'll "store" it for you), The only thing guests need to do is sleep. They should be grateful they aren't paying for a hotel.

quiltmom said...

Renovations can be so stressful- We did a major one at school last year- the hardest part was packing everything up- I had to keep reminding myself that it is going to look better- and it does but it is a process.
Hang in there- You will find the solutions that you need to - its going to be fabulous when you are all finished.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Joan said...

Wow, that's quite a stash! I'd be happy to store some of it for you! ;-)

It won't be fun, just try to focus on the end result...a fresh, new space!

Joan

rianammerman said...

Paint it a color that makes your heart happy. Pay no attention to what anyone else says.

That's an enviable stash ya got there.

Suzan said...

I am in agreement with Mommarock. Move into the guest room if it is larger and paint it any color that makes you happy!!

Anonymous said...

I seldom leave comments on blog, but I have been to this post which was recommended by my friend, lots of valuable details, thanks again.