Guest/sewing room complete
Well, I *finally* got off my duff and took pics of our remodeled guest/sewing/craft room. DH chose the paint color (Behr's "Smokey Blue"), which I have decided that I absolutely love. We also painted the adjoining office in the same color. Normally, I am not a lover of blue, but this one has me gaga (disclaimer: it's more Federal slate blue in person). I ordered the window valance and (below the desk) storage area tapestry material from the House of Fabrics on-line. I found the upholstery material for the futon cover for $1.00 a yard, so it cost me less than $6.00 to make (including zipper and notions). The shelf above the closet has storage boxes that hold supplies (canvas covered boxes from Wal Mart). We needed more desk space/work space area, so I built the desk area under the window, which also houses storage behind curtains beneath. You can't see it in the pics, bu the wall to the left of the desk (exterior closet wall) has a Homosote canvas-covered bulletin board that I made to fit the area. It goes from the top of the desk to almost the ceiling, and from the front of the desk to the rear wall. We moved the antique chest from the living room in there for extra storage (and ambiance), and made a reading area next to it. The cream-colored chair is a roadside find which I painted, re-cushioned, and covered. I have a portable sewing table that folds up and is stored in the closet. The oil painting was done by my dad when he lived and studied in France during the 1920's, and the framed black and white prints are from some of his compatriots in the WPA.