The last day or so, I’ve been packing up my studio so I can make it over. It was getting out of control, so I needed to do something fast! Here is a picture of my plain studio- in cleaner, less cluttered days:
The challenge is that the longarm quilting machine takes up so much room. My desk and storage needs to go around the perimeter of the room in order to fit the space.
Here is my “Need” list for this workspace:
A working desk for my laptop and sewing machine and serger.
A stand up cutting table/workspace
Wall mounted, drop leaf table for bobbin winder.
Storage cabinets with sliding doors. Storage cabinets need to have wire baskets to store fabric & yarn. Also needs shelves for thread, books, & paint, drawers for notions, beads, misc supplies.
Task lighting, quilting stencil storage, embellishment supply storage, rubber stamp storage, at least 3-5 clocks so I know what time it is when Joe is traveling around the world on business
Need one wall for artwork, and hanging quilt.
Magnetic board with effective hi power magnets.
Magazine rack- retro
Hi Def TV for wall mount.
This will be an ambitious project. I wish I had my cabinet guy do my workspace cabinets when we were building the house, but I wanted to live in the space first. I am thinking of buying most of everything from IKEA, pottery barn, or container store.
I’m going to keep the paint color neutral like in the photo above. I just need to repaint and touch up the existing paint for now.
I’ll keep you posted on the progress. Right now, I’m halfway done with packing it up completely.
I’m always open to advice and ideas, by the way. Regards, Carla