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Sewing room re-do

What seems like just yesterday I posted a DIY craft room makeover here then fast forward 9 months I became pregnant.  As much as I enjoyed sewing in that room due to it’s proximity to our room, I had to give it up and convert it to our nursery.  Having my first “official” sewing room was great but as my sewing increased, it wasn’t as functional as I would have liked so it all worked out perfectly.  I knew I was going to create a new sewing room and my office which after the sewing room I barely used, became my new space.

I made a departure from my normal earth tone colors and went stark white with a pop of yellow.  The white walls and floor provide perfect light and an airy  openness I absolutely love.  I pulled up the carpet and painted the plywood under the carpet with this Glidden floor paint which gives this space a perfect industrial feel.  To account for the space between the floor and the wall, I installed these quarter rounds and painted them white.   I used this Behr paint for the walls and a flat white ceiling paint.

Because this is a “true” office space, the room is a bit smaller but looks large because of the higher ceiling.  I wanted to take advantage of the height by adding open shelving instead of taking away space by installing cabinets and book shelves. To save money with shelving, instead of purchasing pre-cut shelving I purchased two of these 97″x49″ particle boards for $36.15 and cut (6) 72″x10″ and still had material to cut a 37″x 50″ cutting board and (2) 25″x10″ boards for thread and misc. with board to spare for future projects.  When purchasing this type of board, don’t forget the iron on edge tape which gives your cut board a finished look.

The boxes under the cutting board was purchased at michaels.com and house my patterns.
The yellow boxes were purchased at Ikea
The peg board which is a perfect inspiration board was a leftover from the old craft room.
In an effort to keep my thread organized, I placed screws partially in the board and spaced them out.

Before process…..



  1. January 12, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    I love this…..the stark white with touches of yellow are perfection. The room exudes creativity. Great job as usual.

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:48 am

      Thank you

  2. daphnesstudio@hotmail.com
    January 12, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    Nice look!

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:49 am

      Thank you

  3. January 12, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    fantastic! i am in the planning process to use a super tiny room in my house as a sewing room, and i have been trying to figure out just how little space can still be quite functional as a cutting table. your dimensions are pretty darn close to what i had been thinking, so i am encouraged!

    i am also curious: what did you use for your table legs?

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:51 am

      Thank you, I used spindles and attached them with spindle brackets I picked up at Lowes.

  4. January 12, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    Looks great! I love the white walls and floor. It looks so dreamy and inspiring!

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:51 am

      Thank you Erica

  5. January 12, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    So cool! I am digging the yellow. It's my color for 2015. So bright and airy. I know that you will do great things this year!

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:52 am

      Thank you

  6. January 12, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    Love that you're great at DIY as well as sewing and such a lovely space with natural light.
    Look forward to see more of your creations and styling this year.

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:52 am

      Thank you

  7. January 13, 2015 / 2:26 am

    gorgeous! So bright and cheery.

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:52 am

      Thank you Kelly

  8. January 13, 2015 / 3:16 am

    It looks great! You are a true DIYer!

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:52 am

      Thank you Eryn

  9. Anonymous
    January 13, 2015 / 5:51 pm

    i notice you have thread with a large whole in the middle as well.. how do you sit it on the sewing maching without it falling off?

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:54 am

      My machine has multiple thread holders, but I'm sure you can find them at your local fabric store.

  10. January 14, 2015 / 1:39 am

    This is a great place for a creative soul to have a wonderful time in (and create beautiful clothes too!)

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:54 am

      Thank you Myra

  11. Cissie
    January 14, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    What a cheerful spot! I love the clean white look with the spashes of yellow.

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:54 am

      Thank you Cissie

  12. January 15, 2015 / 9:07 am

    Wow….what a good opportunity to revamp your sewing space…..wonderful!

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:54 am

      Thank you Rianna

  13. January 15, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    Very nice, clean, and organized. Love it

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:55 am

      Thank you

    • January 29, 2015 / 9:55 am

      Thank you Carolyn

  14. Oyin
    October 20, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    I’ve been a follower of yours for years and love all your DIYs. Your sense of style and fashion is very inspiring and motivating and I’ve decided to take my sewing more seriously. What supplies would you recommend for an intermediate sewer who’s trying to get more serious? I’m asking specifically in terms of what mannequins/dressforms you’d recommend as well as what sewing machines/brands you’ve found to be affordable and of good quality.

    Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated!!!