After not touching my machine for two months, I finally have enough of sewing dry-spell. This weekend, I kicked my lazy butt and headed to IKEA for a much-needed sewing room furniture. I used to share my sewing room with Mr. Su. Now that we own a house, we both got our own haven 🙂 I forced him to take the old furniture so I can start from a clean slate. I keep the room original wall color (light brown) and choose to go with white furniture. I figure it will be easier to spice things up from time to time using accessories such as storage boxes, painting, posters etc.
I didn’t finish setting the entire room up but I think I made a pretty good progress. Here it is so far
I love this little nook, perfect spot for a sewing table. It gets a lot of natural light, which is necessary for my eyes’ sanity. There are a ton of greens outside the window and my neighbors’ houses are cute. Definitely very pleasant. The table is 59″ wide and plenty of room for a sewing machine, a computer and hopefully a serger (if I get one in the future)
The table top is Vika Amon not too shabby for $39.99
The drawers are Vika Alex for $79.99 each
I just need to get an industrial velcro to secure the two items together. Btw, I installed this baby all by myself because Mr. Su is busy setting up our TV, that darn TV has been sitting on the floor since we moved in.
This is my absolute favorite furniture. I’ve been searching for a cutting table for a long time and I am glad I wait it out. A few months ago, I did get a cutting table from Jo-Ann. It was big but flimsy, not to mention ugly. Luckily, it had missing parts and I ended up returning it. Instead, I found this darling, IKEA Stenstorp kitchen island for $379.
I love it because it is sturdy, white, the right height (no more crouching, hunching and squatting), and rather affordable. Speaking about affordability. My lord, a brand name table like Koala is selling for more than $1000 and it does not even look that good. Why is it so expensive?
The top is a real oak wood so it is quite heavy. It came in natural wood color and I covered it with Michael Miller’s oilcloth purchased at Bobbin’s Nest Studio. Installing this baby was a little tricky and hand-drill is necessary to smooth out the process. I have to give Mr. Su a credit for helping me out with this bad boy.
Here is the oilcloth print. I used my groupon coupon and gift card to buy this and a few other goodies.
All in all, this how it looks so far. Perhaps, a dress-form in that corner? Honey, my birthday is coming…
This is my project next week, paint the bookshelf white. I got the primer and paint this weekend and I can’t wait to start. After that, I have to organize the fabrics and yarn, buy necessary containers and lastly the decorating items. I am still brainstorming on that.
In the meantime, I need to get started on the Kimberly bag for my ex-roomie, Kimberly because her bridal shower is in two weeks. On a slightly different note, Rosa is on a blocking mat now and Rusted Root is almost done. I hope to post them as soon as I can. Have a great monday