I was going to wait until I had it all completed before I blogged about this, but I can't wait. Plus, I figured if I put it out there, I would be held accountable. Like most projects, I started this with gusto, and now that all the materials have been gathered, I've lost my steam.
After Lily's last sleep over, I decided that we needed a place for the kids to
be noisy away from us hang out. Lily and Ava share a room, so when she has friends over it causes a bit of a dilemma. The perfect solution would be to turn my sewing room, which is a loft space, into a play room, but that isn't going to happen - where would I put my stuff? So, I thought the next best thing would be to rearrange my sewing room to accommodate a little play area. This room isn't very big, but I think it works.
Now my sewing stuff take up 1/3 of the room while the sitting area uses the rest. I bought a love seat sized futon to serve as cozy seating spot. When the futon is open, there is just enough space for it to fit. It's a full size mattress, which is plenty big enough for 2 kiddos to sleep.
I really like where Richelle's new arrangement because now I can watch TV while I sew. The TV is in the closet. With as many quirky things that this house has, having the cable and electric outlet in the closet was pretty smart, I think. We still need to fix that other closet door and get it hung.
I was totally inspired by this room in the Feb. issue of House Beautiful. I love this room. I thought my sewing room would be a good place to reinterpret this. Of course, my sewing room is no where near as classy as this! Just like the inspiration room, my sofa will be pink and the chair will be green. I've gathered a few fabrics to make black & white throw pillows for the futon and I plan to recover my sewing chair in a zebra print. With my new arrangement, I think I need a new sewing chair - my current one is too big. I'm sure I can find one somewhere.
It's still very much a work in progress, but it's getting there.
**if you commented on the last few posts and no longer see your comment, sorry about that! I accidentally deleted some good comments while trying to delete some spam comments. a definite uh-oh moment. I did read them all, promise!