Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sewing Room /Big Hall Part 2

I have a big hall .. It is about 6 1/2 ft wide and about 20 ft long.
It has doors and 2 archways ..but still allows lots of room
for storage units.. [This is an old house...not sure why???
anyone would waste so much space on a hall way?..ha] Oh
well... it came in handy to  house the remaining of my
sewing stash. This photo is a long view of it.

Note- click on photo , to enlarge and see photo better.

This is the book shelf that hubby built. I found the zebra
pint baskets at a  junk store [Dirt Cheap].They were $3
each. They are really sturdy..So they hold the fabrics
really well. I found the  little wood chalkboard tags at
the dollar store , during Christmas. I haven't finished
putting them on  the baskets.. Ran out of red ribbon
to tie them on. eeeeeh!!! I am writing on the tags
with a chalkboard pin, so as the fabric contents change,
I can change the  titles.

Close up of the tags.

Sitting next to the book shelf, is two big plastic drawer
units. This holds embroidery thread,  regular threads,
zippers, ribbons, buttons, etc.

Sitting area on the opposite wall.. thought I would show you the
entire hall, and how  it all came out. The cushions on the bench,
I also found at Dirt Cheap..They were black and white.. and only
a dollar each.. I made the wreath above the bench.. I used the
zebra print ribbon to tie the baskets in .. Black and white decor, is
not really the colors I would have chosen, but.......... I needed
a place to store the fabric stash..and the hall was the ONLY
place left.. and the zebra totes [that were that well made] were
$3.. so that is how the color scheme came to
Desk is at the other end.. If you notice the chair.. It is the one
I covered for my old sewing room, to match my sewing table..
the pink /blue/red combo didn't work.. I found this zebra 
print, so I will recover it soon.

The hall also has a red cabinet [forgot to get a close up of it.sorry]
It just holds  extra towels/wash cloths, sheets..

We are settling in, and things are beginning to have a regular
place to be..  This has been the hardest part of moving for me..
When downsizing you MUST ,get rid of stuff.. I thought , we
had !!! We donated lots of stuff to Salvation Army, we gave
lots away..We threw away sacks and sacks.. But...........
this little house is FULL.. smile...
Slowly is becoming  a cozy little home.


  1. I'm glad you are finally settled again. A little sewing nook, and what a perfect place this hall is for storing your sewing needs. My sewing area is a passage, and it works well enough. And a great place for a desk.

    1. Thank you Sarahliz, So happy to finally be getting settled.. It has been a long time coming. we must make room for our sewing. ha

  2. I love that hallway but your right it is big. Your filling it up perfect! Making your house a home. Have a great Sunday!

    1. Thank you Vickie.. When I first saw this house It was in really bad disrepair. when I saw the hall .. my thought was ...why the waste of But.. in the end -- it came to the rescue. I tried to add the little things so that it didn't look like a storage Hope you have a blessed Sunday too.

  3. Your hallway came out really well, and your stash is so neatly organized. I'm glad you're finally settled in.

  4. It liooks lovely Judy! Your wall paint color along with the crisp white trim is so pretty. You've made such great use of the space ... Happy that you're settling in nicely!

    1. Thank you Carolyn. I really like the color of the is a light sage green.. I chose this before deciding to do the sewing book shelf..So I had to blend the black and white in..ha

  5. Glad you are getting settled. :)

  6. So happy for you Judy, you finally settled in :) I love how you use the hallway for storing sewing stuff, it looks very well organized.
    Have a lovely day :)

    1. Thank you Hana.. I too, am proud to be getting settled.. Pulled out some fabric /patterns to work on.. Makes me happy.

  7. I'd love to have a big hall like yours. Or another room! Happy sewing :-)

  8. your use of space! Brilliant.
    The black bench area is perfectly framed by the archway, and am thinking it is visible from your front(public) room ? Clever, and welcoming...D

    1. Thank you Deedy... Yes , the archway goes into the living room.. and the other archway goes into the kitchen... I appreciate you so much.

  9. How beautiful! So thankful all is coming together so well for you, sweet friend. :) Thank you for sharing. God bless you abundantly!

    1. Thank you Cheryl. It is a slow go.. so happy you stopped by.. May God bless you too and hope you have a very good week.

  10. I love how you did your hallway and arranged it to take advantage of the space! Those shelves your husband made for you are just great! We never realize how much we have until we need to move, do we? So glad to hear that you are settling into your new home.

    1. Thank you BLess.. It is slowly coming to be home. The shelves saved the day, for sure.. I don't know how I accumulated so much fabric..ha But I use to sew all the time, and then this house moving happened and there has been very little time.

  11. This looks great!!! I too, need to go through and get rid of stuff. I don't know how but I have way too much!!! Time to go through. That is one of my summer plans.

    1. THank you Robin, I never realized how much junk we had, until we moved.ha
      How are you doing?