My use of the word 'done' has changed a bit since moving into this old farmhouse of ours just two months ago. I had thought I'd share this space with you when it was 'done'. Ahem. But 'done' originally meant tearing down the ceiling (to expose beams like in the library), replacing the sink (for there is a full bathroom behind one set of those folding doors), and finding just the right light fixtures (three in this room, oh my), amidst other details. The reality, though, is that right now there is more insulation to place, fences to build, wood to gather, and children to feed, cloth and love up all day long every day. And well, I'd just like to (need to) get sewing already!
So let's call it 'done', shall we? Come on in!
You can see the room "before" and in progress in this October post. The paint color (official paint post here) is Yolo's Nourish .02. (I might have been sold on the name. Good thing I love the color too.) It's such a stretch colorwise from the studio I had in our last home. But it feels just right - like linen and sand, I am constantly reminded. In a year (or so), this will be our bedroom when a larger and more permanent studio is finished above the barn, and do I think this color will work well as a bedroom color too.
Everything in here was somewhere else in our home with just a few little exceptions. The bookshelves were a little birthday gift from Portland Architectural Salvage (a most fun place to visit!). That lovely new (old) yellow kitchen table to sew upon was found at the transfer station by a friend with a good eye (thank you very much Dan!). Oh, and the doorknobs (which I just know you'll ask about because I would too) are from Anthropologie.
It's similar to how I've set up workspaces in the past, with two new additions that I'm loving. I'm especially so pleased to be able to store my fabric and notions in a fully shelved (thank you, Steve!) closet, where I can easily see it all when I need to, and close the doors when I don't want to see it. I had no idea how pleasantly quieting that would be (not to mention, saving my fabric from the sun damage I've struggled with in the past). And having a work table at just the right height for cutting (it's an old breakfast bar with the legs cut just a bit) makes for such smooth work flow (and a straighter back!).
I'm so excited about and so very grateful for a room like this once again! I tried to carry a simple, calm and quiet vibe when setting it all up. There was so much art and textiles and fabric that I didn't end up displaying or using here - only my favorites. I know that this work space IS going to get cluttered with the bits and bobs of making things in progress, and I wanted there to be room to do that without cluttering up either the work areas or my mind to begin with.
And so now...on the eve of December, I do believe it's time to get to work in here. Yes!