$100 Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | Week 3: Progress!

I had every intention of showing you an almost-finished craft & sewing space this week. I really did! The spirit was willing, but the procrastination was stronger. “Sarah: you titled this post ‘Progress’!” Well, the answer is that I actually did make progress in my $100 craft & sewing room makeover this week; it just all happened in the last 24 hours.

We’ve been enjoying the most wonderful week-long visit from two extremely dear friends, so I’ve been completely distracted by that. I won’t apologize, though, because no blog project is more important than spending time with the people you love! I will say that I need to light a fire under myself in the coming days, though. 🙂

If you’re just catching up, I’ve been making over my craft & sewing space on a $100 budget as part of the $100 Room Challenge, hosted by Erin at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. Erin has gathered up a wonderfully talented and resourceful group of bloggers to participate in the challenge: be sure to check out everyone’s week 3 progress at the end of this post! You can catch up on my Week 1 and Week 2 posts, as well.

So here’s what I accomplished in between socializing, drinking coffee, laughing so hard my sides hurt, taking care of two super-cute babies, and cooking delicious food…

$100 Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | $100 Room Challenge | Navy, Goldenrod, and Fuschia palette | Week 3

I painted the bookcase!! In record time, I might add. Instead of teal with a raw wood back and many gross water stains (from a disastrous flood a few years back), it is now navy blue with a crisp white back. Huzzah and three cheers!

Navy blue and white painted bookcase | $100 Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | $100 Room Challenge | Navy, Goldenrod, and Fuschia palette | Week 3

I also finalized the organization of the plastic and wire drawers. They now house carefully-folded and colour-co-ordinated fabric, fabric scraps, felt, yarn, and patterns.

Felt and yarn organization | $100 Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | $100 Room Challenge | Navy, Goldenrod, and Fuschia palette | Week 3 Fabric scrap organization | $100 Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | $100 Room Challenge | Navy, Goldenrod, and Fuschia palette | Week 3

Well, maybe “carefully folded” is going a bit far, but at least it’s better than it was when it looked like this:

Craft & Sewing Room "BEFORE" | $100 Room Challenge | Flourish & Knot

I also finished painting the barstool that will become my sewing and crafting stool. I’ve painted the legs bright white using some leftover door and trim paint, and now I just have to replace some of the little screw-cover jobbies (what are they called??? I can’t walk into the hardware store and ask for “jobbies”…), dye the upholstery fabric, and upholster the top. No big deal.

Half-painted white and natural wood barstool | $100 Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | $100 Room Challenge | Navy, Goldenrod, and Fuschia palette | Week 3

I’ve started working on the corkboard and gallery wall art, and I’ve made myself a few templates for a little DIY art I have planned. Here’s the starting point:

"Shear Genius" wall art in progress | $100 Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | $100 Room Challenge | Navy, Goldenrod, and Fuschia palette | Week 3

Oh yeah, there will be sewing puns. Personally, I feel that a good pun is always appropriate. I mean, what’s the point of reading my entire yarn without a little humour? Every post needle’s a little laugh.

*Don’t applaud: just throw money!*

My to-do list is still pretty lengthy, but it is beginning to look better.

  • Paint the bookcase navy with some kind of contrasting colour (white?) or wallpaper on the back
  • Paint stool & replace screw-covers
  • Dye fabric for stool upholstery
  • Upholster a stool for the table
  • Make covers for the sewing machine and serger
  • Replace the broken pot light in the far corner
  • Window treatment – DIY cornice
  • Giant pegboard for all my sewing supplies and for a lot of craft stuff
  • Baskets for the rest of the supplies
  • Actually organize my fabric… but will need more than those four drawers. Hm.
  • Bring down a second, matching, smaller table/counter. This may be permanently set up with my sewing machine?
  • DIY art
  • Frame art and make gallery wall
  • Decorate corkboard
  • Add dowels and stuff to bookcase to hold spools of ribbon etc.

On second thought, my to-do list is GROWING and all hope of finishing this space in the next two weeks is lost.

Send help and wine.

 

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