After I wrote this post on my sewing room, I started thinking about some of the "wishes" I had mentioned in the post -- like having more room on my table for cutting and ironing, taking more advantage of vertical storage, etc. It suddenly dawned on me that I could easily create more possibilites for vertical storage by rearranging the room. I dug out the measuring tape and starting figuring out the possibilities. I decided that if I flip-flopped my table and my stackable drawer system, I would be able to add on to the drawer system since the window would no longer be a factor, and I would have the additional bonus of being able to see out the window while I sewed! Win-win situation!
Here's part of the new and improved layout! In the old layout, the storage system was in front of the window, and unfortunately blocked part of it, especially when I added baskets on top of the storage! The sewing table was against the other wall, and was covered with way too many things. The first thing I had to do was remove a lot of clutter from the room (I'm in the midst of a slew of custom orders, which I'll post more about later, but suffice it to say, the room was a complete disaster! Then, I had to do quite a bit of dusting -- a lot had accumulated in places that were very hard to get to with all of the clutter in the way! This caused a fair amount of sneezing!
I really like the crate bookshelf system, and it worked fine in its original location. I decided to purchase two more crates so I could get even more backing fabrics folded and stored -- these had been in an overflowing basket under my sewing table. I definitely am at the maximum height here, so although there is a little more room for books and backings, I need to keep these purchases to a minimum in the future!
It's nice to be going into the new school year with a clean and organized space! All is not perfect yet, however -- I didn't include the behind the scenes pics of the pile of items that did not get put back in the room yet (trying to weed through these and destash some) or the closet (I need to take better advantage of the vertical space in the closet in order to store the rest of the items!) Once I purchase a shelving unit for the closet, that should take care of both of those issues!
I'll be sharing pics of some of my custom orders in an upcoming post, and I'll have a post about what caused me to take immediate action on the room redo! Tune in soon for more on that!