It was a VERY relaxed and laid-back holiday for us, though I do have some very exciting news to share! I hope to share my final sewing room makeover video next week. Wishing you a happy & safe new year.
In which I share my progress from the last week of DIY. I’ve been working flat out to get this room done so I can get back to sewing!
The color temperature is all over the place in the video so I put some photos at the end so you can get a better idea of what the wall color actually looks like. I think that’ll sort itself out when I have proper lighting and stuff on the walls.
This week finds me back in my sewing room for the first time since before the pandemic and halfway through room prep for painting and flooring. I am happy to be back and hope you enjoy my journey to recreate my creative space!
I see, and pin, a lot of things on Pinterest. If you’re on Pinterest, you know you do it, too! Many things are ideas that I might like to try or just stuff I think is kinda cool. Storage ideas are fantastic, primarily because my home has so little of it.
There’s a fun list I came across earlier this week that includes 10 things to do with an over-the-door shoe organizer. The one that really caught my eye was storing cleaning supplies. I can never find anything under my kitchen sink, and it’s doubly full as I transition from non-green products to green products. Two of everything? I have them!
I found a shoe organizer at my local supermarket for $5. I didn’t hang mine over the door because I don’t need instant access to any of this because most of these are the supplies that I’m transitioning away from. Also, banging. LOTS of banging. All this on the back of a door that’s opened regularly? Not so fun.
I’m loving the way this works for storage and am seriously considering adding one more in my closet to store socks and other items I don’t have a good place for. My shoes can stay in the closet floor…for now!
I don’t have much to show for my last few days because I’ve been doing a little DIY!
The faucet above is in my kiddos’ bathroom. I installed an identical one in our half-bath downstairs.
Here it is on Amazon. I picked it up at my local Lowe’s for about half that price.
Not only did I update the yucky old cheap-o faucets that were in our house when we bought it way back in 1999 (why did I wait so long?!), but I also updated the water shut-offs and intake lines so they are now up to current code for our area.
Did I mention my fingers are sore? Ouch! Even the plumber’s putty under my nails was worth it. 😉
In the Great Clean-Up of 2012, one of my goals for my sewing space is to keep my sewing table clear. The last thing leave the table top were my bobbins.
They were already tamed by using soft hair bands to keep them wound, the next thing was storage.
I wanted easy access and the ability to sort the bobbins.
One recycled egg carton later, and I’m all set!
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