Recently, I spent a couple weeks working in our home office to carve a space out for crafting and sewing. For years I have sewed in the dining room, lugging my sewing machine in and out and often just leaving it there for days on end til a project was finished. Now my sewing machine has its own space with storage for fabric and craft stuff, and I'm really enjoying it. I am not finished with all the arranging yet, and you'll notice a gap between the paint and wallpaper which is still waiting for chair rail molding...someday.
In this corner is one of two matching bookcases for reference books, a stereo, and a basket and picnic tin for storing things. The chalkboard I put into a frame from a not-so-great oil painting. This little chair was bought with the intention of slipcovering it, but it has remained like this for several years and I'm liking it a lot just the way it is. Someday I may get a slipcover made.
This third bookcase is full of craft and sewing stuff. Anything goes here for storage--a wire basket for current projects, a locker basket to hold patterns, old tins, baskets, jars, and a little drawer unit that I painted and distressed, which holds buttons. On top is a wooden tray from an old tool trunk that I painted and filled with my ribbons and pencil holders. I'm using an old wicker umbrella stand (?) for wrapping paper and maps.
This is my sewing table...
Above it is a bulletin board I made by covering a piece of masonite with some fabric and twill tape. I love the legs on the table, which we found at a barn sale a long time ago. The 'ice cream chair' was a gift from my parents which I painted green and added a hooked wool chair pad.
This vintage embroidered linen cloth is my new sewing machine cover, as the plastic one that came with the machine has seen better days, and this is so much prettier to look at.
It's still dark and gloomy here, so sorry if the pictures seem kind of dark.