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Friday, August 27, 2010

Cute Little Table for My Sewing Room

The little red table is my reward for all the work I've put in on my sewing room. I've been working on this room several hours a day, most days, for the last three weeks. Because it was a bedroom for several of our children ( one at a time: it was our daughter's room when we moved in here 33 years ago, because it was the smallest bedroom; it was a least three of her brothers' rooms, too), I had to fill NUMEROUS pinholes in the wall, remove a lot of tape, etc, etc. What a pain!! It really slowed me down. I also had to fill some dents in the floor and sand them,too, and paint a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf--I did that first.

I am now to the point where most of the floor has two coats of chocolate colored paint (Yuck! It doesn't SMELL like chocolate--it stinks!! It's porch paint), the walls and trim are all done, and the little red table , the other little table (think it was my parents'), and most of a chest of drawers are painted, too. I still need to paint another side of the chest of drawers and also a desk for the Janome to sit on. Then once everything is dry, I can bring the machines in. DH's Grandma Jennie's 1923 Singer "Red Eye" treadle will be in there to; hope everything fits!! If not, I'll have some rethinking to do.
I have some little shelves that go on the wall that I've painted the same cream color as the big shelf and the trim. Those will go up AFTER I decide where everything else will go. It has really taken me a long time to get this room done, but there was a lot to do. I am so BAD at estimating how long something will take to do; you'd think I'd be better at that since I'm a retired teacher, but I had the same trouble when I was planning lessons: I always thought I could get more done in a given amount of time than I actually could. But I'm getting closer and closer to finishing this room and looking forward to actually SEWING in there. My stash will NOT be moving to this room; it is large and gets to stay in the old sewing room--the one that is too crowded to sew in! This one will stay pristine.


  1. I love the orange table. I would be tempted to keep it that color as it is such a nice contrast to the featherwieght. I also love the old table the fw is sitting on now. Good luck at keeping a pristine sewing room...oh how I wish! I have friends with sewing rooms that are always so neat and organized makes me sick..lol

  2. I WAS tempted, Loretta, but I painted it brown anyway. I hope I can keep this sewing room tidy with just my current project in there with the machines. We shall see; wish me luck!!