I was so excited when we moved into this house 6+ years ago to finally have my own room for sewing and crafts. In our last house I had to do all of my sewing in a tiny corner of the family room. Needless to say, cutting fabric on the floor is not the way to go. I actually sliced a small chunk of my finger off with my rotary cutter doing just that. It still gives me the heebie jeebies when I think about that. Anyway, on with the tour.
This is the wall above my bed. I got the little plate rack, not old, at Monticello, it is perfect for magazines and books. The larger rose ceiling tin was made by Isabel, I bought it at a craft bazaar before we really even became friends. The smaller one I made. I bought a big piece of crusty tin at an antique mall for $29. A huge price for me to pay, but I had my hubby cut it down and I made 30 of these rose tins and sold them for about $12-$15 each. This is the very last one and I'm glad I kept it. I wish I had kept more.
Everything on this bed, with the exception of the quilt which I bought new on ebay, was thrifted. I love the little bed light. Of course I added the decal. The joke at our first Expo we did three years ago was, if I put a rose decal on it, it sold. Gotta love those little touches. The cranberry velvet pillow I got at goodwill, the little floral pillow I made out of a piece of fabric I got last year at the Brownsville Antique Fair. The pillow inside it which you can't see, is made with a cute little ticking piece I bought at a flea market in france. I had it in my booth for sale and no one wanted it, so I brought it home and here it will stay. The ruffle crochet pillow I bought from Shannon Quimby when she had her shop open and the kitty pillow was made by my mother in law, Judy. But, the bestest find on this bed has to be the barkcloth era twill bedspread I bought at Monticello. Love it! Feel free to click on pictures to get a close up view.
I got this yellow and white cabinet from Shannon Quimby's shop and it's great for holding a lot of my craft supplies, I love the shelf and drawers combo. The little wallpaper cabinet on top I got at Expo for $18. I love these, but usually they are out of my budget. I just had to have this vintage pink phone in here. Don't you think it is perfect in here?
Moving to the left you will find my sewing area. My mom can't believe I can make anything in this tiny space, but it works for me. The shelf above came out of a rebuilder supply center for $25 which I think was a great deal. I had it at my last house too and it holds a lot of stuff. Recognize the little blue cabinet from a previous post? The little green cabinet came from Joy and holds my extra cabinet knobs/hardware.
Here are some hat boxes which hold lace and smaller pieces of fabric. I love the scallopy edge on the cabinet. Just added the lace to the shelves recently. Vintage wallpaper drawers hold, what else, more fabric.
I got this cute and funky cabinet from the Girlfriends at Monticello. See the little scotty dog quilted pin cushion? I got that at one of my favorite shops in Temecula California call "Serendipity." I couldn't resist. But, one of my all time favorite finds is the little blue box with the handpainted roses. I got it on ebay for next to nothing. I would love to be able to paint roses like that. Definitely not one of my talents.
Hated the closet doors so I hung these cute barkcloth drapes. Got these from Isabel who bought four panels on ebay and only needed two. Lucky me!
Are you still with me? I know this is a lot of pictures, but I promise, I'm almost done.
Since I can't leave any space undecorated, here is the back of the door. I found this great metal hanger rack on ebay. It is chippy and rusty, but perfect for hanging some cute vintage garments on it and of course another tole tray. This is the only tole tray that managed to make it in this room if you can believe it.
Have a great day!