Thursday, February 05, 2009

Under Consideration....

When we moved into this house in 2005, I was tickled to death to have a sewing space that was not in the garage...it's in the end cubicle of the laundry room. It's a pretty tight space, being only 8'x 9', and it has pretty dim lighting and no outside window (If you click on the post label 'My Space' it'll bring up some photos of my sewing nook...both cleaned up and in its usual chaotic state).But it was heated and cooled and dedicated to sewing and I was happy.

But it is beginning to cramp my style a bit. And my eyes are beginning to have difficulties seeing in the dim light. So now I'm wondering if maybe there isn't something else I could do....

The house came with a sun room on the south side; not on central heat/air (there is a hotel-type room unit for temperature control) and it has a hot tub in one corner. Not wanting to introduce vast amounts of humidity into the house, we never put any water in the hot tub and the room, which is in desperate need of redecorating, was used mostly as storage/overflow/exercise space.

But we had a problem w/leaky skylights and now we're going to have to do some pretty extensive cosmetic repairs. The room got somewhat cleaned out and, needing some well-lit space for cutting some black fabric, I decided to roll my table out there and make use of the available light.

Ooo. Mesa liking this. Suddenly, I'm seeing potential for a nice sewing space.

Problem being, it's really the only room in the house that has a decent amount of natural light. Done right, it could be a really nice, useful room for breakfasting, reading the paper, just enjoying family fellowship time. We've been kind of mulling over plans to make it more useful as regular living space. I'd like that very much, too.

Decisions, decisions....

Meantime, I'm gonna go back and cut out my black fabric in all that nice sunshine. ;)

11 comments:

  1. I am a terrible, terrible woman...because I immediately thought sewing room and DIBS! *LOL* Hope you can work it out where you and your family get to use that wonderful room.

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  2. Before we do anything, we've got to get the hot tub outta there. I've got a spot picked out in the back yard to put it; just need a concrete pad and an electrical outlet within reach. I'd actually like to use it...but NOT in the house! ;)

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  3. You need to take this! After all the free sewing you do for your church, the schools, etc., you deserve it!
    Linda

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  4. Yes, this room is perfect! Lots of light and space. There is no reason you can make it a multi-functional space. Put a loveseat and coffee table at one end and the sewing at the other. If the table folds down (you've got the same one I do), it doesn't have to dominate the space all the time. Go for it! You do so much work for others and your family, this would be a great way for you to get out of the garage, away from the laundry and enjoy the sunshine!

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  5. I had the same thought as Summerset to make it a dual purpose room. You will likely end up with at least as much sewing space as you have now and will gain the enjoyment of working in a lovely environment.

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  6. I agree with Summerset, you could use this as a multi purpose room. And best of all, your cubicle could be sewing storage, so you really don't need to bring everything out into the family room, just the project(s) you're working on. If you put the supplies for each project into a basket or nice box, they would even be room decor!

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  7. No matter what you do in there, it will make you happy. It is screaming, however, "Sewing room! Sewing room!" in an obnoxiously loud voice.

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  8. I'll cast my vote with Summerset and the others - can you set up the space so that it serves both purposes? It looks pretty spacious from the picture... That would be SO excellent! You really need & deserve a better space given that sewing is that important of a part of your life...

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  9. Wow ! That looks like a fabulous room - for sewing or family, or both. We've got a sunroom too, but it definitely doesn't have the view or spaciousness of yours. Enjoy :-)

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  10. Since you already have family space in your home, you should take this as a sewing space. I'll bet your kids and husband would insist if they knew you had considered it:-)

    Penny B

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