It was perfect for a playroom because the doors could be closed and no one had to see the mess!
Unfortunately for me, these guys all grew up!! So the room became a storage room again with big plans by the husband to become a "theater room" or a workout room...until I decided to take it over once again a couple of weeks ago! Now look what's behind these doors...
A new studio for Tabbo Design!!!
As much as I liked the brightness, I took down the satin curtains and got rid of the stage...sniff, sniff! Such great memories with that stage! Once I got that out, I covered the entire room with square flooring pieces. I was able to save a large piece of Corian from our old kitchen counter to use as a cutting table. I took one of the cabinets from my old sewing room and made it into the base of the island/cutting table. I also painted some cubbies that fit up against the backside of the cabinet to give more storage space. The Corian is the perfect surface for a cutting table because it cleans up so well and is practically indestructable!
I spent hours and hours going through bins of fabric and unfinished projects. The clear bins are from Lowes and are the perfect size. I can easily see all of my Sis Boom fabrics.
I hung a giant peg board for threads, scissors, and tools. The work bench is from Lowes and is perfect for me because I am tall and it sits at counter height. I keep the IKEA wire drawers next to my machines for current projects.
The white bins on the second set of shelves is for non-Sis Boom fabrics, linings, interfacing, etc.. I realized that I have quite a bit of trim that I don't use. I thought if I could see what I have, I might be more likely to use it, so I created this space in the corner. I've had the kids toy bin holder forever and the bins are the perfect size for things like elastic, and packaged trims. Since I was painting everything, I went ahead a painted the bins black too!
I used foam board to create little cards to wrap the trim onto and then hung them with wire hangers and clips from IKEA. I love that I can see it all now!