Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It’s Me Again

I feel like I need to change the name of my blog to, “I’m Back! No, Wait – I’m Moving, No, I’m Back!! Moving! Back! Moving! Back!!”

I’m not going to make any promises this time. You guys know I bought a house. Well, the first room I painted and fixed up was my sewing room. A girl’s gotta have priorities right? Granted the rest of the house is totally livable, it’s just dated. Picture white walls, white textured ceilings, brown trim, some wood paneling, and brass fixtures. It’s certainly a place I can call home. I plan to replace windows this summer so I’ll paint my walls and redo the trim then. The sewing room is in the basement so it’s kind of out of the way. I did two-tone walls with an accent color called Vintage Merlot. I left the old trim because I don’t plan on changing this window at all so I left the original trim/doors too. The rest of the house will eventually have brown walls, white trim/doors/windows, and a few accent walls. It’s kind of hard to figure out the shape of the room but it’s kind of like an L. I’ll have to sketch out a picture for you guys. It’s under the stairs so there are all sorts of fun angles. I really like how the colors look with each other. It took four coats of paint for that red wall!

 

This is looking toward the bathroom. That’s a little built-in desk. It may become a homework desk for my son when I’m sewing.
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Here’s looking toward the door into the room. I put my storage rack that holds most of my fabric behind the door.
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Here’s a view from the bathroom side. I bought a desk from Costco that fits perfectly in the space available. It’s got three desks, a hutch, and some drawers. Right now things are sort of strewn about.
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Here’s another view toward the door. I am able to put four machines in here. I had three machines out up at the rental and boy do I miss being able to do topstitching on a separate machine!
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Here’s a good shot of the three colors. This Vintage Merlot may show up somewhere else in the house. I love it! Maybe in the master bedroom? It looks very much like a boudoir color, no?
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p.s. And thanks for the note yesterday from my “Blog Readers/Lurker.” Y’all make a gal feel loved!

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

It's good to hear you're back, I know you're busy as hell though. I also like your priorities!!! Sewing room colours look great, and it's nice to have all the machines out.
Looking forward to seeing your new projects.

Melissa said...

When I saw the vintage merlot, I knew that was the color! We painted our entryway with it in November and I LOVE it! It's a fabulous color for sure. Thankfully my hubby paints with a heavy hand and it didn't take as many coats as our library did (a different red, but took 5 coats even with the primer added to the paint). Enjoy your new room and house!

Myra said...

Our bedroom is a little redder than your merlot. It took a tinted primer and two coats to cover a mint green by the previous owners. Cute.

Mon Café Couture said...

Hi, I'm a follower of your blog and sewing rooms/corners are my weakness. I would have had the same "priorities" as you in your case:)The merlot red looks great, what a chance to have a room dedicated to sewing, not 3 in 1 (office/sewing/guests bedroom).

angie.a said...

I LOVE that color. SO pretty!! Glad to see your still breathing.

I have the BEST word ver: creakin

That's me! I'm creakin along, trying to make it to spring break, haha!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

You have been busy and what a great room you now have :) I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Jane said...

Your new sewing room looks great. Love that color. I know you will enjoy it.

Corrine said...

So glad to see you back again. Nothing like moving...with children...to get you going! The room looks so nice, you did a great job with the paint too!

marysews said...

When I saw "Two On, Two Off" on my google reader list, I thought, "She's BAAAACK!!" So far, your house is really cool!

The Blog Readers/Lurkers said...

She's back! Does the happy dance :D Luuurve your sewing room. We do love and care about you. Thanks for sharing your sewing adventures with us. (some of us live our sewing lives vicariously through you, you know ;-)) We wish you and the kidlets lots of happiness in your new home. Lots of love from all your blog readers/lurkers xx

MAD14kt said...

I L*VE the color! There's nothing like your own sewing room! FIESTA!!!

Cissie said...

So glad you're back, Dawn. Your life has certainly been "busy" these past few months, to put it mildly. Glad you attended to your sewing space first! Love the color and know that it will inspire you -- as you continue to inspire all of us!

KarenP said...

Looks great!! Now you are all set to start sewing again!

Pammie said...

Dawn,

I'm so impressed!! Your room is shaping up nicely! And, a bit jealous, because I don't have a dedicated sewing space (although I'm trying to buy a house to remedy this!)

Gorgeous Things said...

LOVE the red wall. Congratulations on the new house. I hope we hear from you more as you get settled in!

patsijean said...

So glad to see your posts. I knew that with work, moving, fixing up and kids you had to be busy. The sewing room looks great!

Sherril said...

I'm painting my kitchen a dark red color too. We added a black tint to the primer and then the paint covered really well in one coat but we used two. I can't wait to see the room finished.

Linda said...

I love your sewing room! Great job.