Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sewing Room Redo

This project went down a couple of months ago.

I wrote of being mostly content with my sewing room in this blog post. That was before I took a road trip to Ikea and purchased a new cabinet. As can be expected, a new piece of furniture created a domino effect. I'm much happier with the end result.

I constructed the desk using a couple of old sewing machine cabinets topped with a piece of stock counter top from the hardware store. The counter top lost its back splash and some of its depth by way of a circular saw. I actually did this myself and it wasn't difficult at all. Cosmetically, there is still work to be done on the desk, but it's totally functional. My printer now resides in the closet. I found the desk lamps on sale at Urban Outfitters (online), and the Jonathan Adler bookends came from Barnes and Noble. Ikea again for the chair. The cutting table base is going to get repainted in a dark gray. I bought the paint, it's just a matter of motivation. The bulletin board came from the local Habitat Home Store, which I covered with some durable but inexpensive Walmart fabric. The Last Supper is a paint-by-number masterpiece that I'm planning on giving to my paint-by-number collecting niece.

I'm truly not planning on making any more big changes to this room for a long time.

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