Hip, hip hooray! My studio is put together and ready to use.
Yesterday afternoon I couldn't wait any longer for my BIL to call and say he was coming over to put together my studio island so I decided to start it myself. DH graciously offered to help me even though Tiger Woods was on TV. It took us about three hours to put it together.
This morning DH helped me put the furniture in place and then I spent three more hours putting everything away and setting up the room. Now I need a nap and then maybe I'll try the room out to see how if works.
Here's the view looking in from the door. The island is huge. There is room for two cutting mats, plus space for my laptop and a tin for my rulers and rotary cutters. The base of the island holds quite a few of my UFOs, my printer and ironing supplies. The drawers hold miscellaneous items such as smaller rulers, note pads, other tools, etc. The closet is this photo is my quilting closet. It's chock full of books, batting, other UFOs and my pine cart for storing charms and fabric.
This is the view looking to the left from the door. This is my old cutting table that will eventually end up in our laundry room as a folding table. I want to find a small, useful desk for this wall. The shelves holds my redwork books and projects, thread boxes, pincushions and binders of patterns. This closet holds my larger pieces of fabric on hangers as well as our winter coats and DH's suits.
This is the view looking from the island across the room. My sewing table is ready to be used and is feeling very lonely since I haven't touched in since the beginning of the month. My Red Sox rocking chair is ready for stitching with a great view out the window. The design wall is empty because I didn't know what project I'm going to work on next. There is a bookcase in front of the design wall that will end up in the media room when it's finished.
The only big task I have left is to fold the 50 or so FQs we used for packing glassware and dishes. I may do that later today or sometime this week. For now I'm just happy to have my room ready to use!