Wednesday, June 9, 2010

WIP Wednesday - massive reorganizing...

Pin It ...is in progress!

I mentioned here (#26) that S and I went to Ikea on Saturday...

Here's some of what I'm up to.

Jay needed a dresser.  I planned on building it for him.  That is quite difficult with an almost 14 month old around (though I did build the new toy shelf organizer that I can't show you because it's in his room and he's asleep).  So Jay built it last night, and I will fill it with his clothes.  My husband's a pretty big guy, so we got the biggest dresser we could (I should have stood next to it...it's almost as tall as I am)  :)

I'm also going to be decorating (sadly, for the first time) our bedroom.  I went to the hardware store and got some pieces of plywood to cover and hang as a faux headboard.  Anyone have any good tips on how to do that?

In the living room:

This lovely pile of French General...



...will be added to this wall (sorry for the terrible picture, it was dark).

And my favorite of the changes!  To the office sewing room!

Those are most of my WIPs that are in the piecing/cutting phase on that shelf.  (I know...way too many)  But look at my rulers hanging there!  (the ones that are hanging).

And from another angle...'cause it makes me so happy. :)


I put this little bar up myself (Jay did the rest).

I've still got totes to sort, and my dresdie color wheel to add, but it's coming together nicely.  I've got plans for a design wall above the sewing machine.  
Organizing and decorating is not my gift, but this feels good. 

Another thing that feels good is friends!  I mentioned here (# 97) that a friend (and her 2 boys) moved back to the area.  She stopped by to use the computer the other day.  The boys had cookies. :)


S has been up for a while now.  He needs me.  Until later...

11 comments:

Maria said...

Your sewing room looks so organised and you have a great cutting table, thats what i could do with. My sewing room is in the attic, I love it, but can only stand up straight in a two foot strip at one side, I think I will be one of those old ladies with a stoop LOL ! x

AllieKatMom said...

Love the new sewing room! I need to do mine. I have an Ikea about 15 minutes from my house. I am so blessed!
p.s. Decorating is not my gift either.

Anonymous said...

Suggestion for your headboard - Use one of the egg crate looking mattress covers that you can get at Walmart for the padding. I did this for my daughters room and it worked great. The real foam is WAY too expensive!

Janet

Fuschia said...

Lookin' good!

Oh how I dream of a dedicated sewing space...one day.

Poppyprint said...

wow!!! you're sewing space is so...clean! I could never show a photo of my work table (well, you wouldn't know it was a table because there is not a square inch showing!). I have quilter's distraction disorder so badly I go from one thing to the next, and then back again.

Your French General display will be gorgeous. For the headboard if you don't want it too thick, I'd just use a few layers of batting for padding, cover with enough fabric to have 6" or so extra around the edges, turn the edges under 1", then another 1", pull taught to the back and staple gun to your heart's content (with S securely out of the room!). Good luck!

Stephanie in Michigan said...

Your sewing space looks awesome! Don't worry, I have wayyyy more WIPs than you do. Nothing to feel bad about! I have never been to Ikea, because I've never lived anywhere where they have one. I need to find one sometime!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Looking good! Nice and organized :)

Diane said...

I love reorganizing ( or I my family calls it 'playing' with my stuff) Love those little hanging bins!

Sarah Craig said...

Poppyprint beat me to it, but that is an easy way to cover your headboard. You might want to get a little tack hammer to flatten out the staples that don't go all the way in the wood, too. I find this handy when I recover my dining room chairs. If you want to tuft your headboard, drill holes through your wood (you can use pegboard as a template to get your holes all lined up!) and sew a button on each side of the board through the hole. Good luck!!

elisa024 said...

You are the ultimate mom, Tracey. You have cookies ready for visitors (and for Steiger, of course) and you have the most awesome sewing room! I love the living room too, and I'm sure I will love your bedroom (teehee), it is going to look amazing! ;)

Arantxa said...

Hello Tracey!!!! you have a very organized sewing corner, if you saw mine!!!! every month I try to reorganize all the mess but it becomes as always in a minute when I start doing something, so I think this is its natural way of being,jajaja. Kisses.

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