Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sewing Studio in the Making

It all started back in April...
We purchased wood laminate to replace the icky carpeting in our basement.
Then, one day, my hubby said, "hey, why don't we make you a sewing studio?" Huh? Whaa?
Um, okay, you didn't have to ask me twice!
So began the process.
Here is a pic of where my studio will be.

After pulling up the icky carpet, we found even ickier carpet underneath.
Ewww, I guess there wasn't much to choose from in 1975? Makes me seasick just standing on it. Oh, and it's glued down too! Aye yai yai

In this pic, you can see a bit of the new floor. Hubby has been working in sections across the room. Here, he has also laid out where the new wall will stand.

Besides building a wall, he removed part of the false ceiling that would have been on the other side of the wall in our rec room area.

Yay! The wall is up.
Complete with a built-in for our stereo theater system.
Plus the ceiling is sheetrocked. Yay

Since hubby made himself a built-in for the stereo, I had only one request.
A laundry shoot!
He designed a space to perfectly fit my laundry cart and catch our dirty clothes.
He's the best!!

Oh, and remember, I promised I'd share my bestest find from Farm Chick's?
Well, this is it!! Isn't it amazing? One day, it'll have a darling liner...
I bought it from Lisa (A Thing For Roses). She made me a screamin' offer I couldn't refuse.
Thanks so much, Lisa!!

We're still plugging along with the remodel. I get to paint the studio soon! We have beadboard stained and ready to go up. The ceiling is textured, just need to paint it. The bar is designed, just needs to be built. And so the list goes on....


vintage girl at heart said...

Oh you lucky girl to have your own studio!!!
Love the color of the that staying or going??? I need to re-read your post!:)
Love the laundry basket too.
I loved your shopping cart liner that you made so I am sure this one will be just as sweet!!!
(the carpet did make me dizzy too)

A Treasured Past said...

Hi, love your laundry cart! And how fantastic that your husband can build you a sewing room..lucky thing :) Best wishes from OZ, Tamara

Honey Lamb and I said...

What an amazing hubby! My sewing room is in my basement too. It is awesome because you can make a big ol mess and just close the door when you come up stairs:) Please keep the progress pics coming!!! ~Shelley O.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the cart! Jealous, jealous, jealous!
Carrie P

islander said...

Looks great! You've got a great hubby!

Connie said...

I feel for ya, sugar; that's got to be the ugliest carpet I've ever seen. And you're talking to a chick who had some ugly 1960s carpet, honey!!!!

maría cecilia said...

Hola Karoline, congrats for your sewing studio, how great to have your own place!!!
This is my first time to your wonderful blog and have enjoyed so much your home and vintage finds, and your peonies too!!!
Greetings from Chile,
maria cecilia

Gail said...

I'm crushin' on your new laundry cart, love the industrial look of it! Your new sewing studio will be awesome, what a sweet man you have :).

sue w. said...

so happy for you to get a sewing room. I got a craft/sewing room after daughter got married. It has been the best thing! It makes me happy. I even had a little card making class for friends there. it's been the best thing ever. it needs some sprucing up but with no $ it will have to do the way it is. It's not perfect,but I still get a thrill each time I walk into it. So have FUN! with yours.

Lisa Johnson said...

Can't wait to see the final result. Love that your laundry cart is a perfect fit for that space. I know you will make a most lovely liner to go in it.



malia said...

how thrilling!!! think of all the wonderful things you'll make there

Rochelle said...

Love that cart! Can't wait to see the final pictures of your finished sewing room!