Monday, October 02, 2006

I've moved!

Across the hall, that is! My youngest daughter went away for the weekend. I went into her room to put some books on her desk, and my goodness, was it a mess in there! I came to the conclusion that she had too much space. so she just threw everything around. I called my DH in Chicago and asked him what he thought about switching my sewing room with her bedroom. He said to go for it, so I spent the weekend moving!

Her room turned out great, and she loves it...especially since I left my little TV in there for her. When she came home and saw the room, she confided to me that she really didn't like having such a big room, it was too hard to keep clean. Well, I certainly saw that! :o)

So now I have a larger space to spread out in. It's far from being finished, but here's a sneak peek. The walls are a dark, sage green and I'll eventually sand the trim and paint it a cream color. The carpet will go at some point too.


Front corner of room, design wall will go on the blank area of the wall.

My new closets, the left end has a built in book shelf, the right end has 3' x 3' shelves built in, which is where I'll store my boxes of strips.

Looking from the windows to my sewing table. I was able to put 2 tables in an L shape and now have a nice space for my laptop.

20 comments:

Gail said...

You are off to a good start. I hope you get everything just the way you want it.

Laurie Ann said...

Good job! Glad you are both happy with the move.

Hedgehog said...

Your new space looks great! You're lucky to have a daughter who rolled with it - I would have gone crazy if my mom had done something like that!!

Patti said...

Looking good! You will have a wonderful time in your new-to-you space. I'm marveling at your daughter's reaction - she must be very easy going. I think most kids would have had a fit!

EileenKNY said...

My daughter would have had a fit if I did that. Yours sounds like a sweetheart.
I have to say, the room looks great already.

Laura said...

It looks so nice and spacious and clean! Enjoy your new room!

Shelina said...

My daughter would have had a fit! Glad yours took it well, and everything worked out for both of you. Yeah! Yay! A bigger quilt studio!
Have you introduced your daughter to flylady? www.flylady.net. It really helps you learn how to keep things clean by doing something 15 minutes a day rather than doing crisis cleaning.

quiltpixie said...

wow! what a wonderful solution for everyone.

Jeanne said...

Wowee -- congratulations on your BIG new space!!!!
Jeanne :)

Bonnie said...

How nice that you got a bigger sewing space and your daughter is happy with a smaller bedroom space. Enjoy.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Looks like you are settling right in! I am with your daughter - I like smaller spaces, little nooks and crannies...

Cheers!

Evelyn

Norma said...

Welcome to your new space!

Screen Door said...

You are going to love the room...

Pam said...

I wouldn't have had the energy to make that happen, glad you did!! Sounds like a win-win situation.

Darcie said...

Your daughter is a good sport. Sounds like an episode from one of those decorating shows...and it didn't cost a thing! Your new space looks wonderful...happy house warming, Carolyn!

Melzie said...

Yay that looks great! xoxo melzie

Judy said...

Looks good! Kids don't need but so much room!

ForestJane said...

What a lovely sewing room you have now! but a lot of work to move... lol

Finn said...

Hurray for the new sewing space...*VBS* I think you found the perfect solution for both of you.
It will be fun to see you develop it into what you want it to be...and a small tv? An easy price to pay for such alot more room. Hugs, Finn

Tazzie said...

Your new sewing space looks wonderful! How wonderful to have so much more space, and the extra bonus of DD being happy too!
I love the colour on your walls, it's the colour I've been busily painting my walls over the past year. My favourite!
Bloglines has been naughty and not showing me that you've been posting until today, so I have some catching up to do!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)