Alright folks, this makeover isn’t going to win any awards or find its way into the pages of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. However, it is a realistic approach that we can all take. Using what we have. Admitting that the $20,000 craft room addition may not happen since the goats eat so much. Not to mention the kids. But, I had a perfectly usable space. Though not pretty, unpaintable, and dark, it could certainly stand in for a sewing room. It came completely equipped with shelving and space. Good enough!
I purchased three rugs to cover the cold floor. I also bought a space heater that looks like a charming fireplace to warm the room since it is ten degrees cooler downstairs. Shyanne’s room is the other side of the basement (like thirty feet away). As soon as she moved home last week, she promptly stole the fireplace and put it on her side. Who can blame her?
I unpacked box after box of material and organized them by prominent color. I placed soap making supplies, the iron, half finished projects of Grandma’s on the top shelf.
I organized the yarn side by side so that we can see what colors we have before going out to buy more. Cubbies of rick rack, ribbon, and lace allow me to see what I can use for projects.
My paintings have a place to stand. I haven’t completed a single painting this year in all the hubbub of starting a farm so I do hope to spend some time down here painting this winter. I have so many ideas!
The sewing machine is ready to run. Ample table space. Lamps. Inspiration. Project ideas. Christmas presents to be made.
Now that I am a Grandma, it is nice to have a full sewing room. I have memories to craft.