Monday, May 13, 2013

Laundry Sewing Room Makeover!

My paint brush has gotten a work out the last few weeks.
I finally finished my laundry sewing room.
Painted and lightly distressed the cabinets a warm Pecan Sandie,
the walls Acapulco Sand,
with natural, ivory and black accents.
Here below are the before pics

Now after painting all the cabinets and adding door pulls in different designs.

For the sewing counter I created a gathered skirt to hide the storage
I shared the chair in another post and you can visit, HERE
This room is long and somewhat narrow, so I have tried to use the space
Across from the sink is a small handy extra fridge
next to a pull down ironing center and corner storage.
The tall cabinet is a laundry shoot from the second floor.

For the pull down ironing board,
I have used paper printed copies of clock canvas sheets.
I love clocks and here it speaks, time to iron!! LOL ya right.
No really, I love to iron!!
To the side of the cabinet is framed graphics in black and white,
a french double hook  by Donna from The Shabby Chateau on etsy,
and hanging a vintage checked apron with bird cage tag in the pocket from Wanda in our swap,
and above, 3 gorgeous quilt blocks I received also in the swap
This area makes ironing so much better.

This old drying rack is a very useful
and was created by a friend in the 80's.
Right above the rack is some fridge art
and I will share this how to in another post.
On top the fridge I keep a clothespin basket.
For this I painted a basket, lined the inside,
embellished with homespun toile fabric, buttons and bead trim.

By the sewing counter,
I have everything handy for easy use.
Shelves, storage and organization
help keep things straight.
I also covered the step can lid with  more of the canvas paper
from the ironing board door.
I'll also share this in another post.
On the wall by the chair,
I have an inspiration board.
It is covered with burlap
and a chalkboard stick up by Martha Stewart.
You can find these at Staples Office supply.
To the board I have lots of wonderful tags and graphics
also gifted to me in my wonderful swap from Roses in Winter.
This is another quilt block also from my swap.
Wanda created so many wonderful designs
perfect for my new room.
To the right of this wall,
I placed a book caddy with graphics on the front of each panel.
These are from the Graphics Fairy.

Above the sewing counter I added a faux candle chandelier.
To this I added bead garland from a sale at Hobby Lobby.
It took 3 garlands and the extra was used to top the candles.
Notice in this pic the ribbon valance created for  the top of the lace valance.
I did this to let in more light and not cover the window over the lace.
Every creative room needs a few shakers of glitter
and a dress form pin cushion too.
The black crocheted doily is a gift many years ago from Julie Marie at
Book holders,
Fabric Fleur's in a vase
gorgeous French journal
also a gift in my swap.
I'll be sharing more of the journal in another post.
It's just too wonderful, it needs a post of it's own.

Several years ago,
sent me this darling paper doll.
She is perfect in this room.
Behind this door at the end of the room, is the hot water tank.
The wreath here is made from my grandmother's
grape arbor many years ago.
I redesigned it with vintage sewing treasures.
To the cabinets,
I added a different set of pulls to each.
Lastly for the counter skirt,
I used a classic fabric from Waverly
in stripes of naturals, ivory, tan and black.
I created the gathered skirt doubling the size of the counter length and even got a little fancy with the hemstitch.
I gathered the fabric using gathering tape and attached the skirt to the counter
using Velcro. It can easily be rolled open to one side for easy access to
the storage underneath.

And under the counter is this storage.

This laundry and sewing room is like an extension of my studio.
It's cozy and nice to work in.
Now it's another project to cross off the list.

Thank you for stopping by to view my makeover.
I always love your comments
and your encouraging words.
Your visits are welcomed.
Wishing you a great week and Happy Creating.
Celestina Marie













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