Remember how the sewing room was the place where all the freaky stuff happened in The Amityville Horror? *Shudder*
This fact dawned on me after I decided to make our little yellow room a sewing room, and now I’m determined to make this such a bright and happy space that red-eyed pigs and flies don’t want any part of it.
Week 3 of my sewing room makeover has been a continuation of decorating with stuff I’ve been stockpiling over the years:
- Shutter doors: a $10 purchase at a second-hand store last summer
- Chalkboards: cheap picture frames from Goodwill I dressed up last Christmas
- Lamp: a piece from my great aunt’s house in California
Since I also have way too many pegboards, I decided to make an inspiration board.
Now I can admire favorite photos, knickknacks and the beloved hand-puppet my friend Shannon made me forever ago.
Something this room needed that I did NOT already have was a ceiling fan.
A $30 number from Lowes fixed that, and it only took me an hour or so to install it.
My next task was to organize all my spools and bobbins.
Tired of rummaging through spools of thread?
The solution: A wall-mounted spool-holder.
Assembly is quick. All you need is:
- A piece of plywood (I used an old cabinet door which I decoupaged a couple years ago)
- Gorilla Glue or Liquid Nails
- 2″ dowels
Mark the places on the board that you want to glue your dowels, add a dab of glue to the end of a dowel and hold in place for 30 seconds. Allow glue to set for at least 24 hours before use.
I’m enjoying the heck out of this creation! No more hunting for my white thread or its matching bobbin.
The artwork is super special to me. My Grandma drew these pictures when she was a teenager, and I couldn’t wait to display them. (In $1 frames from Goodwill, of course.)
Remember this chair?
This week I was quoted $250 to reupholster it. Oy.
After taking things into my own hands, the chair now looks like this:
So yeah…not a quick fix by any means.
Phew! We covered a lot this week. Time for a nap.
Hope your Saturday is fun and creative!
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