ok. i've been following this since it started and i'm happy to report i got off my butt and cleaned my mess today!! here's some background. i started sewing about a year and a half ago while i was living in a 2 bedroom apt with my bf. the second br was devoted to sewing/computer stuff. i've always been into the visual arts; i have an art degree, so i have a ton of paint, collage materials, photo stuff, etc. most of that stuff is in storage now because i've really fallen in love with sewing. ok. anyway, i moved back home last summer and my sewing stash just kept growing. we have a spare bedroom where i housed my sewing machine and fabric, etc, plus 3 pieces of furniture from my apt, a treadmill (the p's) and some kind of exercise machine (also the p's). so i have half of the room, which isn't very big to begin with. now onto the before pics.
this is what you see from the doorway. i intentionally left out the exercise half.
here's a close-up of some of my fabric stash and some bin thing i thought was a good idea, but i just couldn't get it to work!
here's one of my ikea cabinets that pretty much is full of junk. along with a bunch of bags from my pre-sewing days ( i was handbag obsessed.) that i can't seem to get rid of.
ok. and the AFTER:
again, the view from the door. which is different because i rearranged and added a cabinet i found in the crawlspace.
another angle. this shows my awesome pegboard idea that i stole from tina sparkles. i thought it was such an awesome idea, but i don't know what to put on it! so right now it just holds my thread thing and some scissors. i've had this since december. i'm horrible! the white cabinet is from the crawlspace. i originally thought i would fold my fabric and put it on the shelves, but the more i thought about it, the more i thought it would end up in a pile on the floor if i did that! i bought the mini ironing board at target and put it on top. it sure beats ironing on the floor like i've been doing! the ironing board came with a little hamper that's on the right side of the shelving. i thought that would be a good place for scraps. oooo. and the silver drawer thingie. i love this. i have a drawer for zippers, ribbon, buttons, strap stuff, patterns, etc. oh and i stole the bins from the thing that was there before and took out the wood stand. i figure i'll use the bins for something eventually.
and, finally the ikea cabinet. i put my bulkier fabric in here. some vinyl, batting, all my knit jersey, some t's for recons. the bottom shelf holds 3 bins with shrinky dink stuff, paint, some various jewelry things and the box underneath is my screenprinting kit that i haven't touched!!!!!
i'm sooo glad it's finished. now i just need to figure out what to do with all this fabric i don't want anymore. anyone?