Monday, May 12, 2014

My Sewing Table!

I have been using the dining room table as my sewing space since I started sewing in June.  I quickly realized that I needed a bigger space for everything and decided to move into an unoccupied room in the basement.  I spent a lot of time these past few months looking at other bloggers sewing spaces and cutting tables until I could envision mine.
A few of my favorites can be found here, here and here.
I decided that Ikea would be the best place to start.
I went there looking for two Expedit shelves but I was not able to find them.  I guess Ikea is turning their Expedit series into the Kallax series.  You can find more details here.
So I decided on two Kallax shelves (2X4) and some drawers.  Kallax comes in some nice colors, but I went with the traditional white.  My dad bolted them together and we put it on a piece of MDF (medium density fiberboard) to give it more support.  For the top piece, we also used a larger piece of MDF from Home Depot.  I really like the look of this countertop, but it was just out of my budget.
I also bought the table legs from Home Depot and painted the MDF and feet with semigloss paint to match the shelving units.

The total height is 38" and it is just perfect.  My dining room table was quite low and it hurt my back after a while.
I love my cutting table!  It has a whole lot of storage for fabric, notions, books and magazines. I am so happy with how it turned out.
Now I can complete my sewing space! I have had my eye on this thread organizer, it is from the Martha Stewart collection for Home Decorators.  Isn't it great?  It would look so great with my Aurifil thread.
Unfortunately, it is currently out of stock so this is my current Aurifil thread display.

I still love it, but it is just temporary until I can get the other organizer.
Now I need to buy more fabric to fill everything up!
I am also thinking about starting a mini quilt wall, I have been inspired by many mini quilts through Instagram.  If you are on Instagram and want to follow me, you can find me here: @sewruthie14

Also, I apologize for the pictures, hopefully I will get some better ones after I change the light bulbs!