Sewing creates an environment of chaos! It is not a bad chaos unless it gets out of control and takes over your sewing space to the point where you do not even know what you have any longer. I get this way every now and again...I am there now.
I had the brilliant idea of buying new shelving to whip my space into shape and started looking at all inexpensive options ( this is a very important factor in our house) for open, flat surfaces to place my precious fabrics so I would know what I have on hand, be able to access it quickly and then put it back without much fuss. Little did I understand what an ordeal this would become.
The first shelves I chose were canning shelves. Perfection...black, adjustable, inexpensive, and if I hated them we could use them for storage elsewhere ( read basement). YAY!!!!! Quest over...I am done! Not so fast! The only issue with these shelves is that you cannot buy them IN any store...ANY store. The internet is lousy with them but you have to buy them sight unseen and wait at the very least over a week to have them in your hot little hands. NO BUENO!
So, I did the send best thing, for the moment, and decided to paint my sewing room! No clue HOW I went from shelving to painting but that is just how my brain works sometimes.
Now my sewing room is in my foyer...tv room and kitchen. Not that this is unusual in any way in my house. My poor family is very tolerant and extremely awesome!
With ALL of that STUFF out of the room I choose a nice shade of gray from Home Depot call Full Moon and started painting that night. I had the walls finished the following afternoon and then started on the ceiling. My ceilings in this house when we moved in were all painted brown. To be fair, I call it brown but in reality is is just more of a nicotine stain. I will paint walls until I am frozen in place but I do not like to paint ceilings. It was time! I found a super COOL ceiling paint from Lowe's called Valspar ceiling paint, it paints on purple and then turns white while it is drying. If you have ever painted a white ceiling you know how AWESOME this is for knowing where your wet edge is so you do not loose your place! Two thumbs up to this one!
The sewing room has a Northern exposure and very little light especially this time of year. This was another reason I really needed to paint the walls and the ceiling to bring more light into the space. As you can see the foyer is STILL unpainted and the color of the walls in there is what color ALL the ceilings in the common spaces of the house were when we moved in.
This is from the two glorious windows toward the kitchen area and the side stair entry.
Facing the windows and the only natural light source in the room.
I am LOVING the color! I have been looking at other alternatives for the shelving at Ikea but that was not the wisest idea on New Year's Eve.
The first day of 2015 will be spent finishing up the white ceiling and playing with my cut outs of furniture/shelving placement to make this the best year of sewing EVER!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!