This was my sewing room a few weeks ago. I’ve always loved this room but lately it’s felt a little overwhelming. Way too much stuff, bright colors, bold fabric, tons of art work, and scary school bus yellow walls that felt like they were going to close in on me. I’ve wanted to paint this room forever, I hated that yellow, but when I started thinking about moving all that stuff and taking everything off the walls, I decided I could live with the puke yellow a little longer. That is until I started working for the redesign company. Seeing different homes transformed with a little bit of paint, a little bit of simplifying, and a whole lot of using what was already there, convinced me it was time to calm this room down before it caused me to go insane.
I painted my room Oyster Bay by Sherwin Williams. Partly because I loved the color and also as a little reminder of my first day on the job assisting Christina redesign this room. As I watched Christina turn a boring front room into a beautiful, useable, happy office, she totalllllly inspired me to redesign my sewing room.
I’ve also visited Christina’s own home and let me just tell you I almost have her convinced to let me photograph it. One of the many things I loved about her home was the way she had her office set up. Her desk was not facing the way I would have normally placed the desk, but her desk was facing two large windows in her office. I lovedddddd it. The way my desk was positioned before faced the staircase leading upstairs. Now with a little shifting of the furniture, I’m looking out two beautiful windows with lots of greenery.
I’m also usually all about matching chairs, but who knew unmatched chairs could make a space more interesting!? The redesign company is opening my eyes to a whole new world!!!
I’ve been sitting on a $3.00 yard sale wood chair for 5 years and one day asked my husband why my back was hurting This chair from Ikea was a TOTAL spurge for me but worth every penny. It’s like sitting on a hill of cotton balls (totally the first thing to come to mind). I feel a little guilty about this purchase but I spend soooo much time at that desk so it does make sense, plus it rolls!!! I can move about the room without getting up one time!! If it’s a really good day, my husband will push me around the house, I might even get a little spin. I love the modern look with a little vintage pop.
Ok…I’m a little obsessed with cows lately. and old pick up trucks. and barns. Michaella, owner of 32 Flavors boutique, and I worked out a little trade for this cow painting and the new painting between my windows for some of my inventory. Man I love original artwork!!!
Ladders came from the living room which now has a painting in their place, which now has a green bookcase in it’s place…..follow me?
My favorite chair of all time pulled from my bedroom. Now my bedroom has the chair from the guest room. The guest room has the chair from my son’s room. And now my son does not have a chair. He’s really ok with it! His room is really small so it actually looks much better without the chair. It’s a win win situation folks. West Elm throw bought with my gift card and pillow also from my bedroom.
My painted chair is still holding up great!! Yard sale magazine rack for $1.00 spray painted white.
Paint and supplies: $40.00
3 white Ikea Expedit bookcases: $59.99 each
Ikea chair: $149.00
2 new pieces of art work: trade
Antique sign: gift
West Elm throw and bottle: gift card
Magazine rack and desk organizer: $2.00
Everything else already using or from other parts of the house: $0.00
Room redo total: $387.00
Now I have a guest room FULLLLL of stuff for our next big sale!! So actually I might be making money by cleaning out and redoing my sewing room!
A very happy girl in her very happy place.