I am still working on my sewing room. It is a big project..
no it is HUGE.
I have a lot of junk in that room that needs sorting, organizing and pruning. The kids can barely walk in there:
Remember how I was going to paint that big IKEA Expedit system white and fill it with my stuff? Well... that didn't work out. After I lived with it for a while I hated the white.
So I still had the big.blank.wall. yearning for some color and a garage full of white MDF.
I settled on Bleeker Beige by Benjamin Moore:
I was originally going to paint the entire room, but really liked how painting only two walls accentuated the weird high ceilings and strange little interior window.
I then decided to paint the entire Expedit system the same color and set it up in that open space:
I spent 8 (YES EIGHT) hours folding all my fabric using this technique that I found on Pinterest. It was great to get my fabric out of the plastic bins and where I could see it. I had forgotten about a lot of half finished projects that had been hidden away for years.
I really liked how the shelving unit receded into the wall and that the color fabric is what you focus on. I am glad I didn't leave it white.
On top of the shelf I added a bunch of my antique sewing tchoskies.
And at the ceiling hangs my $1.05 chandelier.
I am LOVING it.
Now that I have organized all my sewing stuff, the built ins on the other side of the room are much more open. But they are screaming for a coat of paint. Now that I have seen how nice the other unit looks and how the actual items on the shelves are the focus and not the shelves themselves I am more convinced then ever that they need a paint job.
And I thought folding that fabric was a lot of work!