Organizing and reorganizing

Over the last 7 years my husband and I have managed to renovate almost the entire house. I say almost because there is one room that’s been left to the end;  and that is my sewing room. It hasn’t been painted in 15 years. In the past I have cleaned, organized and moved stuff around, but we’ve never done a complete renovation. Finally a couple of months ago we decided that this winter we are going to renovate my sewing room completely. Having made the decision I have spent the last two months, cleaning, organizing and reorganizing my sewing and crafting supplies, tools and equipment. Here are some pics of the current state of affairs.

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On the one wall I have my books and sewing machine. The red chair is new and it stays.

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On the other wall I have my fabric stash, and the cutting table in the center of the room. Well the cutting table wasn’t always in the center of the room. I SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAmoved it there recently, after a suggestion from my friend Janice. I must say it’s working out perfectly. My “state–of-the-art” light fixture is right over the table so I can finally see what I am cutting. The table used to be against the wall (where my ironing board is right now). With the light fixture behind me, I couldn’t see a thing.

Before we can move ahead with the renovation I have to decide where I want everything. So that we know where to place the lighting and electrical outlets. The rest is a new closet layout, a coat of fresh paint and maybe a new comfy chair. Still trying to decide whether to replace or refinish the parquet floor.  It’s in pretty good shape, so I might even leave it as is – just a light buff and coat to refresh. That’s the plan for now.