Wow! Another week has gone by...where did that one go? Here is a sneak peak inside the sewing space. I'm still working on loading in all my 'stuff' ---- and boy! do I have a lot of 'stuff'! Over the last week we have gone to Menards a few times to get boards to make… Continue reading Just an Update
Was Easter this weekend? Oh yeah. Easter. I did get to Sunday service so I know it was real but all this work in this room has made this weekend go by so so fast! I can see the light at the end of this project, finally. And it's a good thing because our exchange… Continue reading Building a ‘Dream’ Sewing Space Part 10 – “I can see the light!”
Here we are another week into this project and I thought I'd report a progress update for all of you that are following along. This is another section of wall that had paneling applied to it. After removal we could see that something was really crazy about the people that owned this house before us.… Continue reading Building a ‘Dream’ Sewing Space Part 9 – Done with paper…not yet with paint
A real quick update on the sewing room project. Jim and I painted the trim last week (took over the garage entirely) and started to install it on the East wall. "Be the nail Cathy!" Jim commands like Obi Wan Kanobe. "Just drive the nail head under the surface" Got it. I think... Seriously, I'm… Continue reading Building a ‘Dream’ Sewing Space Part 8 – “Be The Nail!”
The last couple of days have been a buzz of activity. In between getting the wallpaper up, the first layer of paint and gluing down the paper that doesn't cooperate with the program I had the fortunate opportunity to acquire some cabinet furniture cases. But first, the 'back story' (that's our newest favorite phrase around… Continue reading Building a ‘Dream’ Sewing Space Part 7 – Getting Some Cabinets
On to the East Wall. Here are the 'Before' shots: As you can see this wall (and room) has been the receptacle of a lot of miscellaneous items. Yes. That is an enlarger you see there on the left. This whole wall has been the repository of my 'dark room' equipment. Don't ask. But since… Continue reading Building a ‘Dream’ Sewing Space Part 6 – The East Wall.
Yesterday I started hanging the paintable wallpaper. The only difficulty I had was it started to peel off in some places as it dried. I remember the other stuff I used in another room doing this but just not so much. I picked up some wallpaper glue to fill in some of the spots and… Continue reading Building a ‘Dream’ Sewing Space – Part 5…adding color to the South Wall.
I'm a girly kind of girl. I really love pretty things and flowers are right up there. The inspiration for the colors of this room are coming from the tulips I took pictures of while in Austria a couple of years ago. I don't think I talk about painting on this blog, but on occasion… Continue reading Building a ‘Dream’ Sewing Space – Part 4 Some color inspiration
Last night I took off the baseboards from the East Wall. It took a little bit of effort but I managed to wrangle them off. When it came to the corner, I was a little worried, but the wood was so brittle that it just cracked into pieces and I was able to wiggle it… Continue reading Building a ‘Dream’ Sewing Space – Part 3
Come on in folks. I know, I know....UG....LEEEEEEE! But it is what it is. We are now in the center of the room looking at the South Wall. There is one window, yes...under those blue aluminum mini blinds, and the wall has been built out by the previous owners. They built out the wall about… Continue reading Building a ‘Dream’ Sewing Space – Part 2