My husband and I are empty nesters who live in a 5 bedroom/2 full bath house that we love. One of the bedrooms upstairs is very large with lots of windows. In its most recent incarnation it has been our main guestroom with a sewing set up in one corner. It has an en-suite bathroom that it shares with a smaller bedroom, that has actually been my husband’s office for quite a few years.
Recently I started sewing with a group of 4 fun ladies. We alternate meeting at each other’s houses. When we met at mine, we used our dining and living rooms. Poor hubby was relegated to the basement to wax skis. The light is lousy and there’s really only enough room for two maybe three sewing machines. Luckily most brought hand work.
So I decided to do a major rearrangement. The bedroom set in the big room went into our daughter’s former room downstairs. The full bed in that room went into this cozy room under the eaves upstairs that has been serving as a spare guestroom for years. The twin from there is being given away. A chest of drawers from the big room and a small table that had been downstairs completes the little guest room.
The big room now deserves to be called a studio! I also found that all those rooms really needed a thorough cleaning, so that happened, too. Lots of dust bunnies were killed.
I took the second recliner that was in the daughter’s room upstairs that along with its mate creates a sewing, reading nook in the new studio. I swapped out an old kitchen table that was serving for folding laundry in the basement against a card table to create a second sewing table. Both of my machines are set up and there’s lots of room for more machines. I also have a folding table that could be set up for more machines. I removed all the curtains (privacy is not really an issue) and have lots of natural light. I need a few more lamps.
|When you first walk in.|
|View from the reading nook|
|My design walls - the smaller one is the door to the bathroom.|
|The reading / hand sewing nook.|
Last evening was the first time sewing in this new space and I just love it. Hope to have the group over soon – I think they will love it, too.