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!