A New Sewing Studio!

One week ago today I was finishing my coffee and new that I needed to do a thorough cleanup of my studio and NOT looking forward to it. It was as if a hurricane had run through there! I’m not kidding thread and fabric bits everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE. I wish I had taken a picture of it to show you. Some of you may be able to relate, sometimes when the creative juices are flowing you just can’t stop to cleanup.

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After!

My room used to be my son’s and I took it over when he moved out. The carpeting in there was the same as when we bought the house and probably the original from when the previous owners added on to the house. So we’re talking probably at least 20 years old….just gross!  Carpeting in a sewing space is not at all practical, everything sticks to it and the vacuum takes a huge beating having all that thread tangling around the brush roller. I’ve wanted to replace the floor for a long time, but we had other things more priority than my fun space.

Saturday, June 10, 2016 at approximately 10 am, I’d had it. Here is how it went:

Me: Honey (to my husband), What would you say if I told you I wanted to move everything out of my sewing room, rip out the carpet, go buy some laminate flooring and install it.

Husband: I’d say, how can I help?

Me: Really? Great, I’m in the shower right now!

We discussed the plan and decided that it was time to sort through my fabric and create a keep box and a get rid of box. I wanted to clean out all my patterns too, but will do that another day…it’s a huge undertaking.

I won’t bore you with the rest, but am going to share my work in progress pictures and the final reveal, let’s face it we all love to lurk 😉

Flooring: Harmonics, Mill Creek Maple $26/box…we used 8 boxes

Thanks so much for sharing in my joy!!

x G

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6 thoughts on “A New Sewing Studio!

  1. Looks great! I’m sure that was such a wonderful relief to have it done and get back in there to enjoy it. I bet you still do a few double-takes here and there because it looks like a whole new room!

    We really love the high-end embossed vinyl/laminate type flooring for utility areas like our kitchen and bathrooms–it’s so easy to clean and can handle getting wet, AND it looks good! We’re lucky to have hardwood everywhere else, and it’s easy to vacuum up my thread and tiny fabric bits on that stuff. Plus I can hear pins drop immediately, LOL. 😉

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    1. I’m double taking for sure…then quickly turning to a gaze. I wish though that I had a longer entry space so I could run and slide just like Tom Cruise in Risky Business LOLz! And yes, hearing pins drop will sure keep my replacement costs down 😉.

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