If you have ever moved from one home to another, you understand the challenges of making your new spaces and furniture work. Most of what you will see today, has been moved from my lovely sewing closet at the farm, to my new home in a Victorian Folk-Style house.
There are only 5 main rooms in the house, not including bathrooms and mud room, but each room is quite large. I decided to use the largest of two bedrooms, as an activity room, naming it "The Book Room"
. Most of my book library is in this room, with 4 book cases lining the walls. There is also a TV and a a sofa-bed for family stay-overs.
But, in one corner of the room, I have carved out a small space for my sewing nook.
When the house was originally built, around 1880, there were no closets in the bedrooms. Luckily this room had a previous renovation of a large closet. It is the perfect spot for my stash of fabrics.
It's nice to be able to see my fabrics organized. Some are grouped according to pattern.
While others are with like colors...
The work surface is an interior door, cut to fit the size of the nook. Just for decoration, I edged it with two wood yard sticks. The skirted table for the sewing machine, came from my sewing space at the farm. It is on rollers so I can angle it to watch TV while I'm sewing.
The door table top rest on two filing cabinets, giving it strength to hold the above shelving.
To help control the cords from the overhead fluorescent light and the extra lamp, I have cut a hole through the door. This allows my work service to be free of electrical cords.
I tried to maximize my space, using containers I have bought at the Dollar Store.
Here are the fabrics, I have pulled from my stash, to use in decorating my bedroom.
Some of this fabric is left-over from previous projects, like this vintage piano stool.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the new space in Das Kleine Haus
.....it is just the beginning.