Creating my Sewing room…

The biggest thing on my ‘to do’ list is to turn my once office, now junk room, into a dedicated sewing and craft room. I planned it on paper months ago but I take one look at the room and coil back in horror! This is why…

Once upon a time it was a nice little office with shelves and the utility meters hidden behind a curtain. Then my son needed a new desk built for his music recording and the only wood I have available to use was my office desk.. the things we parents sacrifice *sighs*  Some time later my house was torn apart (in a good way) by the council. In the space of 6 weeks they ripped out the bathroom the heating system the electrical wiring and the entire kitchen .. all at once! The mess was horrendous to say the least. I walked out in tears several times. With such a huge amount or work being done we had to move as much of our furniture out and lived on takeaways or anything that could be microwaved or done in a slow cooker.. not that we had anywhere to prepare food! any way the upshot of it all was my office ending up a dumping ground for junk and animal feed…

Well no more! I’m finally going to knuckle down and create my creating space once and for all!  First I have to clean it out… and seriously you do not want to know what the rest of my house looks like right now!  Next I need to build a small stud wall so  can make a cupboard around the meters that can also house some of my ‘more used’ tools. I’m a DIY freak and you wouldn’t believe the power tools I own! I want to build a big shed in the garden for all my woodworking tools for when I feel like making things out of other materials :D. Next comes the adjustable shelves where all my books can go. Lots of manuals and text books on all kinds of crafts as well as novels and the like. I will probably move the novels to the living room at a later date. Part of this stage included removing an old disused gas pipe which my son have a ball doing as you can see!..


Next painting.. well all the walls I can get to! I have a massive tub of daffodil white left behind by the builders that will do the job nicely for now so long as its fresh bright and clean I’m not overly bothered about the colour really.  Now for the wall units. I’ve chosen to use cube units from a range called Konnex available to B&Q (Large DIY chain in the UK).  They are very versatile with shelves, doors, draws and dividers so you can create any combination you want.  First one up…


Top half of the room done! The corner shelves were cut to shape from white laminated board. The bottom cubes will all have a single shelf in them. This is where the bulk of my fabrics will probably be stored.(items in shelves are just shoved there out of the way for the moment).


Next will be the bottom half. This will consist of shelves under the worktops to store all kinds of things from my knitting machine and all its accessories to smaller tools like hot glue guns, staplers, eyelet punch ect. Pretty much anything I may need at any given time stored neatly away and easily accessed. So here it is… nearly finished. 😀


Still lots of work to do filling in gaps laying in another plug extension and painting the other side of the room. I will make doors for the meter cupboard too, most likely covered in fabric.. Next will come the mammoth task of moving in my machines, fabric and a million other notions and fabrics.  I’m actually looking forward to sorting and cataloguing everything.  More blogs will be written soon about how I intend to sort my fabrics.. I recently found a fabulous article on how to test fabric contents that I will use 😀

Until then.. Happy sewing

Lainey x

About acraftteacuppa

Vintage kinda gal loves all things 40s 50s and art deco. Loves all kinds of crafts especially sewing. addicted to fabric, antiques and shoes. Have two sons and two Akitas that I adore. Passionate about our armed forces, WW1 family history. Living on WW2 Rations for Charity for a whole year. Would one day like to have a tea shop/haberdashery/sewing rooms to relax chat and teach/share all sorts of craft skills in <3
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