A few weeks ago, I finally got the time to purchase and paint my studio. I choose a gray from Valspar called Filtered Shade. The color online is a lot darker than it is in person. I chose a flat paint because I knew I would be taking pictures against the newly painted wall. With my music blasting and a fast-moving husband, the painting job didn’t take much long.
After the painting was complete I started really looking on Pinterest for ideas on how to best organize my fabric and notions. I noticed that most people went to Ikea for the majority of their storage needs. I decided it was time for a trip to Ikea.
As soon as we got there I went through the “exit” doors (you know by the checkout lines) and quickly ran into the AS IS section. There I found a floor model HELMER storage drawer for $25 (regular price $40). It was in perfect condition, no scratches or dents. I scooped it up and had it paid for and loaded in the truck within 20 minutes.
After moving my fabric many times since we’ve moved into our new home, I decided it was finally time to really get my fabric organized. I have been eyeing the EXPEDIT / KALLAX shelving unit for a long time. I turned it on its side so that it’s wider than it is high and added some casters so that I can easily move it without taking all the fabric off. I put this shelf underneath my cutting table and it fits perfectly with a little room above for my large bolts of interfacing and my small table top ironing board. I am praying that I will be able to fold the fabric and keep it organized and tidy.
Feel free to follow me on Instagram for real-time updates of the sewing room transformation. I have been terrible at taking pictures so there are no true “before” picture for you to compare.