New sewing room - the big reveal

Drum roll...... ta-da! Here is my new sewing room. It is finally ready and I absolutely LOVE it!

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I am especially pleased as the furniture and fittings (desk, cabinet, shelf, pegboard, accessories) came in at just under my budget of $300. I would have loved to have thrifted some items rather than buy brand new, but as I wanted the room ready as soon as possible, I went for the next best thrifty option: IKEA.

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The room is the smallest in the house so it was a bit of a push to squeeze everything in, but I am glad we decided to keep the guest bed. I have already been crocheting on it this morning, with a cup of tea by my side.

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I am a bit of a fusspot when it comes to dust, so I had to have a cabinet with glass doors to keep dust off my fabrics and yarns. This IKEA cabinet is just the right size - big enough to hold my current fabric and yarn stash, but not so big that I would be tempted to go on a fabric shopping spree to fill it up! I have my fabric on the top half, and the bottom half has my yarn, minky, and interfacing. Unfortunately my felt sheets were too large to fit the cabinet so they are sitting on top for now until I can figure out a more permanent home for them.

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I had the pegboard cut to size at my local hardware store, and my husband mounted it onto a frame. It was a yucky dirty white colour so he gave it a lick of paint using some leftover pale pink paint from Alice's nursery.

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For wall art, I created my own 'Keep Calm' poster, using the poster generator by Keep-Calm-O-Matic, then printed it and popped it into an IKEA Virserum frame.

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I also displayed some of my hoop embroidery on the angled wall next to the desk. I am imagining this wall covered with hoops in a few years' time.

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It is so nice to finally have a space that is completely customised and away from the hustle and bustle of family life. And with plenty of storage too.

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But I have to say, the absolutely best thing about it is: it has a door ;)

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38 comments:

  1. What an absolutely beautiful environment for you to be creative in Love it!

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    1. Thanks Vicki! You know what the best thing is - it has a door!! :p

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  2. Looks fantastic! Not cluttered like mine - but you know me, I like a little bit of chaos :)

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  3. Gorgeous. Looking at your goodies organised so neatly makes me want to purge on supplies! Having a bed in the same room would be terrible for me. I'd give myself two days before it became a complete dumping ground!

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    1. It is so nice to have everything in its place I must admit! I am sure the bed will become a dumping ground haha, just give me some time ;)

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  4. Oh how beautiful!! May it inspire lots of new creating!!

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  5. Looks good. Good luck with keeping it so organised. My space is half my living room, but somehow the whole room gets used. I enjoy tidying it up though.

    Looking forward to seeing what goodies you are inspired to make.

    S xx

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    1. I am a bit of a neat freak so the clutter in my living room was driving me nuts! And I didn't have proper storage so everything was everywhere. Loving having a minimalist living room again :)

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  6. Oh wow.. what an inspiring room!! Although I would love to snatch most of that gorgeous fabric :)

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  7. Please can I move in - I promise that I will keep everywhere dust free and will always put things back in the right place - so jealous x

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    1. Hahaha Sue it has everything a crafter needs right, fabric, sewing space, and a bed ;)

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  8. Everything you touch is so pretty Sedef! Love the space. I need a peg board!

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    1. Thank you! I strongly recommend the peg board, only been using it for a day but it is so amazingly useful!

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  9. Gorgeous! No eating Tim Tams in that room! hehe x

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  10. It's beautiful! I'm working on my craft room now and have chosen some ikea pieces for organizing as well. Love your embroidery hoops!

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  11. It's beautiful! I'm working on my craft room now and have chosen some ikea pieces for organizing as well. Love your embroidery hoops!

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  12. It looks terrific. I really love your desk; I've been looking at the same one for myself to use as a sewing table. I'd love to hear how it works for you.

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    1. I would have liked a bigger desk for more cutting / crafting space, but unfortunately the size of the room dictated it. I do have a very big cutting mat and it is just wide enough for that and my sewing machine. Loving it so far!

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  13. Well done! This looks just perfect to work in and imagine projects. I am starting to design my own and I love the idea of cupboards with glass doors as the fabrics and wool etc are too pretty to hide away. Once again, well done! xx

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    1. I totally agree about displaying fabric and yarn Chel!

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  14. Its so beautiful, I'm jealous of the door mine are sliding doors and it doesn't keep toddlers out

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    1. Exactly Mel, toddler proofing was right at the top of my priority list. And by that I mean that he can't get in :P

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  15. I have so much craft stuff I can't even get into my room to craft! I need a craft fairy.

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  16. It's gorgeous Sedef, what a lovely little haven you've created!

    S x

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  17. What a great space! I wish you many hours of creating! Cx

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    1. Thank you :) A week in and I have made a few minor changes but it is wonderful!

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  18. Sedef - I saved this post to come back later to comment. Your space is just beautiful. So inspiring to sit and create in. My space needs a huge tidy up (something for school holidays). My sewing cabinet is actually my beside table but I think I could still make it a little bit pretty like yours!

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    1. Thanks for coming back to comment Jane! Glad you liked the space. It's not huge but meets my needs, and didn't cost an arm and a leg either :)

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  19. This is so lovely - simple & sweet! Out of curiosity - would you mind sharing what model cabinets you picked? I have been looking for something similar to match my ikea desk.

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    1. The glass door cabinet is Borgsjo, here's the link. Great price!
      http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/S99908465/

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