Warning: This post is going to be waaaaaay picture heavy. More like picture obese but I am too excited by this project not to share! Recently my serger went on the blink (crrrrry!) so I had to take it in to the shop to be serviced and repaired. (By the way, if you are in the Morristown, TN area check this guy out. He did a fantastic job with my machine!) I decided that since there would be no sewing for about a week that I would accomplish a task that I have wanted to do since we moved into this house almost 3 years ago - paint the sewing room. Sounds simple enough right? But, the sewing room has floor to ceiling paneling. Ah yes, I'm sure that was all the rage and lovely and all in the 70s but it's not really my cup of tea. Inspired by the awesome couple at Young House Love who promised you could paint an entire room under $50 and an in afternoon (yeah, I want my money back on that guarantee!) I decided to tackle the task. I knew it was going to be a big job and it was. Mostly because I'm a bit slap happy with the paint. I don't like to tape and I don't like to move thing. So had I emptied the room first it might have been a quicker project. The built-ins took more time than I expected but boy was it worth it.
Lessons learnt in the process:
- If you're thinking of tackling a job like this just go into it realizing it is a big job.
- The primer STINKS but it sticks like glue and no way is that paint coming off!
- You should probably empty the room first. It helps you keep paint off stuff. ;)
Wanna see the results?
Well, these are actually form a few years ago when we first moved into the house. I took some actual "before" pictures but my phone died a week later and I lost them all. But you'll get the general idea. Not bad. TONS of space (I used to sew on my dining room table at the old house so this was heaven to me!) Just not very inspiring, ya know?
The jars up top are baby food jars stuffed with ribbons, lace, etc
Basset Puppy Photo Bomb!
View from the door...
I wonder what that Chevron curtain is hiding???
Ta-da! All my
Just 'cause he's cute :)
Everything within arms reach. I plan on getting little cup hooks for the space below the shevling to hang scissors, cutters, rulers, etc. But I'd have to find those things first...
Ribbons in a jar are fun. Ribbons in a bottle are even MORE fun!
These are waiting to be filled with buttons.
More pretty stuff!
Have I told you just how much I love this space? I walk in here and smile. I'm also a lot more inspired to create new stuff (blog posts on that to come!). So painting paneling, yes it's smelly and a bit time consuming but soooo, soooo, sooooo worth it.
PS: Did you notice the newest addition to our family? He's a basset Hound. His name is Bingo. I'll let you figure out why ;)