Thursday, 9 April 2015

My Sewing Closet Conversion

Well, here at long last is the sewing closet that I finished last week.
I've put off sharing it because I am not at all happy with the photos of this little nook, but for some reason even with the many adjustments on the camera I'm still not getting clear pictures.
Onward with what I have.....
I'm not sure whether you can tell, but this is a full sized closet. Somehow it doesn't look like it is!
Here is how it all happened....
First Tim and I removed the tons of Winter coats that were hanging inside. Next he made two new shelves for me. He built a large bottom shelf to hold my sewing machine and another shelf above for much needed storage. The very top shelf was there already.

As you can see, I went a bit crazy with the scrap paper wall quilting again.
I can't seem to help myself!
Honestly though, the reasoning behind this is very sensible.
 One, I hate painting! Which I'm sure I've shared with you so many times before. And secondly, I love the bright and colourful patterns on the five dollar scrap paper book that I had purchased at Wal Marts.  I don't scrap book so they had to go somewhere-hence the closet walls!

I opted for just painting a frame I had black and hanging a clipboard to write my future projects on instead of a cushioned bulletin board.
In case you're wondering how I attached the paper squares, it was done with homemade Mod Podge.

I have everything quite cluttered nicely arranged on the shelves: my scissors, rulers, threads and bobbins, most everything I need for sewing.
My favourite storage unit is the white drawered cabinet on the left that my father made for me many, many years ago. It was his first attempt at making something with drawers and they are a little bit wonky.
This makes me smile whenever I look at it. I'm sure I don't need to tell you how special it is to me...
And lastly, here is my sweet little doggie who so faithfully holds my spectacles for me until I need them to thread the needle!
Which is always.
Now I just need to get with it and get on to those many projects I've been wanting to work on lately.
Shall I list them?
No, I will save that for another day. This post is far too long as it is!
Blessing to all and have a good weekend
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  1. I like what you have done and your scrap paper back wall is a great idea.

    You are going to enjoy this space.


  2. Darling use of space! Question: Now where are those winter coats? =D

  3. This is a brilliant use of space! I love it! Soo cute too. I see hours of work sitting there coming up for you. I have spent the last couple of days "TRYING" to design the designs for the front of the boys shirts to embroider. Don't know why it's become some hard for me to settle on something, haha. Enjoy your day!

  4. What a great transformation! It must be fun to sew in there!

  5. I absolutely love your sweet space! It's not only cozy, but oh so beautiful!

    Happy Thursday! Hugs

  6. Looks great ,I like the idea of it all ! Oh put your camera on a lower ISO setting that may help the higher the ISO the more noise you get in the photo so there fore some what distorted it looks or fussy blurry the lower the ISO the sharper and clearer the photo will be !! Or use the flash on a higher setting this all depends on what camera you use to if it is a point and shoot well it is what it is with them ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day ! P.S you photos look good to me though !

  7. How fun to have this darling space all to yourself. Have fun sewing!!

  8. That turned out so cute. I hate to paint too so I think the scrapbook paper is the perfect idea.

  9. I love it! It reminds me of my "painting nook/closet."
    I especially love the lil jar of thread that the doggie is sitting on. Cute!
    "a new follower"

  10. Great transformation Kim. I'm sure you will finish many projects now you have this workspace.

  11. How clever! I've never thought about converting a closet into a craft nook.. how super it would be to just close the door and not have to pick everything up and move it so we can eat at the table! LOL!

  12. this is super place to do a bit of sewing and book scraping.. love the colors too.. Okay.. now on with the sew and tell your projects - wink!


  13. it looks like a photo from a magazine, the colors and collections, the way you organized it looks perfect!

  14. Using paper squares, great idea, And you drawer set, so special, if that was me, I'd keep it, use it, every day. I have table lamps my Dad made, and cannot bear to throw them away, or give away. One is used, it needs a new shade, so this gives me a good push in that direction.

  15. Kimberly,

    Beautifully done! I love your sewing nook. You should send some of your pictures to several magazines. I'm sure they would publish this post and pictures.

  16. I think it is just lovely. I love all of the bright colors. I think I would think of things to make.

  17. What a fun space to have to work in, Kimberly. You both did a great job finishing that closet off. I love it and really like all the fun papers you have used in there. xo Diana

  18. Such a sweet and organized space for your sewing! How great to have a place for everything and everything in its place.

  19. Not only do you have a handy hubby, but it looks like your father was as well. Building drawers is not an easy task!

    Enjoy your adorable craft space Kimberly! I am sure you'll spend many happy hours there,

  20. What a sweet sewing closet! I love the bright colours you've chosen and had no idea it was scrapbook paper. I think you will enjoy your sewing time in that spot and make some great things. Well done Kimberly! Have a great weekend.

  21. This is really amazing! What a wonderful creative space.

  22. I've always wanted to do something similar with our bedroom closet. We don't have an extra bedroom for office or creative space, so converting a closet sounds ideal. Love how you made yours fun with lots of color and patterns.

  23. This is great, Kimberly! I love it.

  24. Some people just seem to have a knack for organizing and making it all pretty, and you seem to be one of those people! It's a great space to keep your sewing things all in one space. The colors are bright and fun and I love the patchwork wall! So cute :>)


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