Monday, February 24, 2014

Want it, make it

Look what I made!

When I moved my sewing space from the dining room table to my Son's old room I used what I had and made little changes as I went along.

As I worked I made note of things I wanted, ALWAYS more storage, enlarged tables equal with my sewing table and more light.  This room has several large windows which I love, but sewing needs good light.

Fortunately between my husband and son, tools to make whatever I want is not an issue, together they are ACE hardware.  I purchased 3 bookcases from Office max and made the table I wanted from the same kind of white board as my bookshelves and Tiaras table.  A couple 2 x 4's, 1 x 1's, 2~White Premium Melamine boards, a ruler, cordless drill, table saw and screws.  I own my own safety glasses and yes they are pink.

I had 7' of space and decided I wanted it 4" out from the wall for 2 reasons. 
1) the bookcase I attached it to is 36", if I made the table 32" it will stay away from the wall.  This will not crush the curtains or need to be pulled more into the room taking away space to work in.
2) with the permanent gap I can access the wall plug easily (I don't crawl under tables any more)

The bookcases contain pull out boxes, baskets, books, my sketch book and binders of printed PDF patterns. I received 2 awesome Ottlite's  for my birthday increasing light when needed and a magnifier. Now I have light, table space to cut material and extra room around both the Viking and Tiara so no drag from the bigger quilts falling off the table to the floor.

I did it all including the cutting, now back to sewing :)

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