After a flurry of quiltmaking, I took some time to clean up my sewing room.
It's definitely neater than it was, and a little more organized but I think some major changes are in order.
My poor ironing board with the sock to cover the rusty foot needs a paint re-do, or a pretty sock at the very least. I guess I could buy a new ironing board, but that just seems wasteful.
For a few months my sewing table was our 54" square dining room table. Going back to this sewing machine table now feels like I have my machine balanced on a wobbly stool.... no fun! I need a large sturdy table that sits a little higher.
Inspiration struck. Those orange-ish dressers are going to be pushed back-to-back, the lower one will be raised, and a sheet of mdf will be "installed" over the top. That will make a giant workspace with room for my machine AND a cutting board will room left over (hopefully). All of it will be a comfortable working height. Some bright white paint on the dressers will be an improvement, along with new (fun looking, colorful) drawer pulls. If the dressers aren't touching, but have a foot or so in between the backs, there'll be storage space betweern them. Win/Win
I've already purchased the white paint and lined up the emptied drawers on a drop cloth. I can't wait to use my new table!
And I think it's time to finally paint the walls.
If only I could decide on a color.
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