Saturday, July 28, 2007

the sewing room and closet makeover...

My youngest son had the brilliant idea of putting all my sewing stuff and fabric in our smallish walk in closet...we are hoping to rent the house for masters week....and there are requirements...like closet space in EACH room...something there was NONE Of in the sewing room...it was full of fabric...the master bedroom on the other hand has TWO closets...

you can see what it used to look like on my old blog page at http://scquiltaddict.blogspot.com/2005_07_01_archive.html...there were two tall shelves, a short shelf, four of those plastic drawers, and a closet full of cubbies...slam full of fabric...

this is the heap i took off one set of shelves in the sewing room....on the day bed ....someone might get buried if they dont watch out:>those blue tubs are full of the blue and green fabrics that took up four shelves on the two tall book cases...and yes those are the dreaded five gallon tubs full of blue and green fabrics...Another shelf full of dupioni, hand dyed silks, and Kaffe Fassett fabric...my new current love in fabrics!

heaps of ribbons covered with dust...at least some of them!

heaps of trim that i bought two years ago to use on purses...still in the original plastic bag from Mary jos...did i say we discovered trim in the remnant bin...$1 or so a pack...what a deal...you know how we all like a good deal...course its no longer a good deal since i didnt use it! not one scrap of it! If you looked at my old blog post about the sewing room you can see the trim ...bought in July 06...as well as all the ribbons hanging all around the door way...

I put the wire cubbies in the closet all the way to the ceiling as well as two sets of the shelves...the wire cubbies hold an amazing amount of fabric...I also took down the curtain rods...who knew that they just popped out...and so did the closet shelves...they are all stacked neatly in the closet on the one remaining shelf....so the closet can be restored without looking for all the parts one day!

Discarding fabrics...now filling a five gal tub...and another five gallon getting full of old projects
The bed beginning to see daylight...but covered with the browns that i took out last nite to go thru...these are the ones i am thinking of ditching HALF without even going thru...I rarely use brown even though i love the color...so what do i need with them all..same thing for the greys...you DONT need a jillion of them if you have a few good mottled or striped batiks...
the left side of the walk in closet...the old shelf from the sewing room...plus a set of cubbies...the cubbies are 18.5 " across...and fit a piece of fabric folded in half yards perfectly...


the metal cubes on the right side...three across and hmm is it 6 tall? 18 of them? I dont know ...will have to count...
THis...ahem...lovely shelf is currently on the back wall of the closet...and am stacking to do projects on it for now...I seem to now have a plethora of shelving...
WHats left in the closet right now...wont take long to clean it out...i am putting a tower of these cubbies in each closet for things like sweaters...and t shirts....

2 comments:

Teri C said...

Gosh, you have really done some extensive beautifying here!! Now you have no excuse to not sketch :)

CalicoDaydreams said...

I envy your organization!

Now please come to my house and repeat the process~ lol.