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on: February 12, 2010 07:37:34 AM 
Started by StacyCK, Message by StacyCK
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This past fall/winter we finished our basement, since some of our construction friends were laid off their jobs.  We went through mass quantities of Miller High Life during the process. Wink

Out of the deal, I got a craftroom, but it needed to also be a guestroom. I found a murphy bed I could paint that was one solid piece, and then I painted the rest of the stuff on that wall to match.  The sewing machine table was a table that was on clearance since it had a big crack down the middle.  I had them cut off one end and then attach it to the wall.  The upper cabinet was just a cheap unfinished one at the Home Depot.

I originally envisioned a big wall-length counter with storage for my crafting.  Well, that didnt pan out, so it needed to be on the same wall as the bed.  It has enough room for my sewing machine and serger almost 5 feet of space.  A lot of the storage is now in the closet.  I had a lot of fabric to store.   Grin

The closet just has some kit shelves by Closetmaid.  I have plenty of storage for fabrics, and have somehow managed to fill it up! 

The dresser is a temporary fix right now.  It is an antique in the sense that it has been well used.  Weve had it for a while and its missing a few of the handles, the drawers stick, the stain is quite worn in places and the mirror has age spots on it (which is why it isnt being used!).  Apparently it is worth a whopping $200, because I saw one in an antique store in Jamestown, CA a few years back.  Only that one apparently was never used and in good condition.  Ah well, nothing that some decorative runners and well placed accessories cant dress up a bit.

The artwork in the space were prints taken from an expired Amy Brown calendar.  I simply cut them out and put them into matted frames I bought at Michaels.  Very budget conscious artwork.

Some of my storage.  The snap storage jars was an old spice rack that I had.  It was a stained wood, so I primed and painted it cream.  It needs another coat, but its fine for now.  The hardest part was getting the spice labels off the caps.  It does its job very well!

I really enjoy this room.  It is right off the entertaining area in the basement, so I have to keep it somewhat clean.  That is easier to do now that I have a space dedicated to my sewing.  Everything has a place to go when I'm done with it!

This was my sewing area in the basement before:

A vast improvement!

Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
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