Can we talk Sewing Rooms?
For the first time in YEARS, I am going to have my own sewing room. Mostly I've had to share space with the guest room. But in recent months, one daughter has moved out on her own, and the guest room needs to move downstairs since my mom's knees don't climb stairs as easily as they used to. So we're playing "musical rooms" this summer. I get oldest daughter's room, second daughter is moving into the old guest room, and the guest room is going to her room. We'll have to PAINT, too .... UGH!
My sewing room is a bedroom that has a built-in ironing board in it. A previous owner must have sewed, and had it installed. Since I sew, we never took it out, even when DD#1 moved into the room.
The room isn't huge - it currently houses my big sewing cabinet (for both regular machine and serger), a TV stand (and old VHS tapes), a small chest of drawers (to house fabric, eventually), and a desk. The desk is the only thing I can't figure out its use except as a desk. Any brilliant ideas here? I don't have another sewing machine (no plans to get one, either), there's already a place in the cabinet where my serger sits, and it's a double-deck computer desk so using it as a cutting table isn't really an option.
Also, where do you all store your cutting boards? I have three - two are made for rotary cutters, and the other is cardboard and folds out - I've used it when I had to cut on the dining room table or on the floor.
My DD left a bulletin board in there for me, and a set of bookshelves. The bookshelves will (eventually) hold all my sewing books. Any brilliant ideas for the bulletin board, or should I take it down?
Decor is going to be my ever-growing collection of stuff related to the old TV Show _I Dream of Jeannie_. I have autographed photos, magazine covers, toys, and such to display. I'm probably going to change the curtains - haven't decided if I'll go with a hot-pink for Jeannie, or a sewing related theme.
Thanks for ideas,