Saturday, September 11, 2010

Let there be light!

After two years of living in our apartment, Jon and I realized that we've been doing it all wrong.

Remember these pictures of my sewing space?
My sewing space

Well, this is what that room looked like earlier today
New Bedroom/Old Sewing Space

No sewing machine!

That's because it has a new home in the other bedroom with a skylight.
Old Bedroom/New Office

New Sewing Space

We finally had an ah-ha moment when we realized that the bed could be in the small room without all of our clothes (we have the dresser you can see in the photos and a big shelving unit on the opposite wall). Notice that the closet in the new bedroom is still non-clothes storage.

This leaves the bright, big room available for day-time uses. Jon gets more office space, I get more open space and we're both happier doing things in the room that's not next to the living room. It honestly feels like we just made our apartment magically bigger.

And since I'm on a living space theme, let's not forget to include our two new acquisitions. Both came from Jon's grandmom's house and both make me smile endlessly for completely different reasons.

New gnome

New-to-us hutch

Anybody notice the baby quilt on the ironing board in the photos? I was so inspired by the new space, I actually started and finished a whole quilt before 3pm today. I'll share pictures once I get the binding on. :)


  1. Great idea!! I love the new hutch. I can't wait to see the baby quilt :)

  2. What a great space to have for studio. My sewing space has a skylight too and it is the coolest !~!

  3. what a great idea to switch things around! i love the things you acquired from his grandmother...that gnome is too cute!

  4. I love the frisbees at the top of the walls!

  5. LOVE the new space - looks great!! Can't wait to see you!!!

  6. You are going to love the natural light. That is a great room for the sewing room :)

  7. Your sewing space looks perfecto!!


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