I had a very busy weekend working to get the garage-gone-project-room somewhat organized. Yes, the space is finished, and I’m really excited about it. I’m sure there are plenty of needleworkers out there who have their own space for pursuing their needlework, sewing, or art ventures, but I bet there are even MORE who use the various regular corners of their living space. The idea of a real project room is kind of a dream! Keep in mind, though, that this relatively small space is not merely for needlework!
I live in a tiny house with very little storage space, so this room is not merely for my needlework supplies, books, and so forth. It is designated space for all household storage, from off-season clothes, to paper goods, to beer and wine for company, to games and puzzles, to Christmas decor, to wrapping paper, blankets, linens – you name it, if it’s not in immediate use in the house, it will be out here.
And all that being said, the room doesn’t seem nearly so big and luxurious!
It’s not a super-wide room. That space where the window and door are now used to be the garage door. The cabinets that line each side of the room are 24″ deep, with 18″ adjustable shelves.
And that’s the other end, looking out into the (dead and winter-looking) backyard.
The cabinets are pretty roomy. The shelves are adjustable (I already said that) – they’re not continuous down the line, though. They are split, so that in each cabinet, if more space is needed on one shelf, the whole wall of shelves doesn’t have to be adjusted.
Saturday was a day of toting, toting, toting. Except for the bag and the storage containers at the end of the table, it’s filled with solely needlework books. My ten-year-old nephew helped me tote books and stuff most of the morning! (I paid him at the end – two handfuls of change! It worked out well for him – and even better for me!)
Oh. I forgot to mention those books, too.
And things going onto the shelves! Ah. Yes. That does make me happy!
I’m cataloging my books before I put them on the shelves – that will be a fun project, and then I can post my library here. Then, if you are looking for a book and want to know what it’s like before you buy it, if I have it, you can ask!
Once all is packed neatly and happily into the cabinets (that may take a while, because there’s still a whole storage unit downtown to go through – can you say BIG GARAGE SALE???!), I will put a drafting table under the larger window, a large table in the middle, and sewing machine cabinet. Those, and some chairs, will be the only furniture. And then it’s done.
Wow. I discovered a few muscles this weekend that I had forgotten about!