Saturday, May 06, 2006

Let The Renovation Begin!

Geoffrey has officially moved out and into his first apartment. That means I will now have a quilt studio. I think my copy of Lois Hallock's book, "Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space", is getting a little worn out.

Last night, while Geoffrey was helping Tasha pack up her stuff, I took a picture of his room. It looks like a typical teenager's room even though he is now 23.

Today they were able to move all of Tasha's stuff and get 98% of Geoffrey's stuff. The room is almost ready for me. Here is what I am planning. Along this wall will be a small table to hold the Router and Airport for the computers. Also a small futon will eventually find it's way here. Miss Emily, my 1918 Singer Treadle Sewing Machine, will go between the windows.

I have ordered a 36" X 60" table to use as a sewing table. It is going along this wall. When Tasha comes over to sew I will turn the table perpendicular to the wall so we can both work on it.

I am going to convert the closet to my Stash/UFO storage. Since there is no door I am going to make a curtain to cover the opening. Along this wall will be the cutting/pressing station. I have purchased a bistro height table that is 30" X 48" and matches the sewing table. The wall behind the cutting table will be my design wall.

We will be painting the room over the Memorial Day Weekend. We moved into the condo 3 years ago and still haven't painted the pre-primed walls in this room. We have the paint and I think it is a light yellow color.

It's early evening and I'm tired. Bruce is out with a friend who is visiting from out of town and I'm home alone. I'm going to watch some of the Red Sox game, take a warm shower and go to bed. Stay tuned for my progress on creating my quilting studio!


Kay said...

What a great "mental picture" you wove. I can't wait to see the change as it happens.

Linda_J said...

What an exciting time for you and it sounds as though you have this space well thought out, Paula.

Just be sure to give yourself space to reach the design wall if there is a table parked in front of it. My pegboard above my cutting/pressing table is fine but something almost need a step stool to get at it. Same with the bulletin board above my full sized office desk--hard to reach over the furniture.