Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sewing Area Makeover

Since the kids are back at school and my dear husband is on holidays, what better to do than re-arrange my sewing area to try and maximise my sewing experience (aka clean up my mess).




So we start with a trip to Ikea - with the kids and on a Saturday - not something we care to repeat in a hurry, but I must say the new store is rather nice to wander around. So we got some boxes and some more magazine holders, as hubby didn't feel like making more of the ones he made me before.




Then a trip to Bunnings to price materials and work out what we wanted to construct with. Back home for a cuppa and a sit down and work everything out. We stayed very close to my original design, but modified it slightly to work with the size of the wood we chose.
So after 2 days I had this (and yes, I had to stack the shelves the night they went in). It even has a special part at the end for my ironing board!!




And then another 1 & 1/2 days passed and we installed this half :)



It is brilliant! And it doesn't make the space look or feel closed in either, which did concern me a little, as it is a walkway and isn't a very big space either.
The kids share the bookcase side, and have their books at the bottom, while mine are up the top.

Things are still finding their place in the shelves, but I am sooooooo happy with how they turned out. Isn't my husband just the best!

Cheers!

12 comments:

zofia said...

Wow Liz, you did good!
Fantastic tidy-up and the shelves are super-shmik!
Your hubby should do custom orders! I love the ironing board alcove. Way clever. :D

Tas said...

Absolutely fabulous Liz. Enjoy!

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

WOW, wow, wow, have you thought about leasing out your hubby? Brilliant work, congrats.

Tracy said...

Brilliant Liz!

Gilly said...

Looks fabbo!

Sally said...

Great stuff. You're inpsiring me :)

kbenco said...

Very organized. I am showing the ironing board space to my husband, its such a good idea

Frances said...

Could do with your help over here... I turned my ironing board cupboard into a spice cabinet and now my ironing board is jammed between the washing machine and a wall! Not that I use it all that much...

Kat said...

Awesome!! Fantastic job - enjoy!

Karen said...

OMG!! This is amazing - your husband is pretty handy with the power tools isn't he.
How nice to have custom made shelving - I love the space for the ironing board.

Kelly said...

YAY for handy hubby's! the shelves look great!

Carla said...

Wow, your hubby is totally the best. They are sensational!!!