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Friday, 3 July 2009

Sewing Room - before








I am very fortunate that in the new house I have a double bedroom as a dedicated sewing room. It is not decorated to my taste though and so although I go in there and work on my projects I don't really love it. I'm not very good at sorting things - I get inspiration and work on a project but need to be better at tidying up afterwards. Here's how the room looks at the moment. I have mismatched furniture (which will have to stay :-( ) and decor which will be altered next week - the border will be removed and the whole room painted pale green.

The room is a real state I can see, and I'm not sure why that is. I think in part becuase I don't love it. For a while at the start even after the stuff was in the room I didn't sew and then the desire to sew overcame my dislike of the room, but I think the lack of love there has meant I have not treated the room very well.

Anyway I am using the opportunity to mend my ways, and as everything gets moved out for the decorating work to be done (by someone else) on Monday and Tuesday, I am going to sort through everything as I move it back into the room over the following few weeks.

I am going to have to keep all the furniture as is even though it does not match because that is what I have already but I am going to have less stuff out everywhere which should make for a more pleasant room especially with the new colour.

The new colour the room will be is called 'Apple Mist' which I think is a great description. It should be a nice restful colour to work in.

Anyway its a bit embarrassing seeing the state of the room, so I am off to make a start.

5 comments:

Rhoto said...

Hi Ruthie!! Did you see the photo of MY Sewing Studio?? You say you're "not very good at sorting things?" WELL, That's my "forte"!! 'Lil Miss Neat, coming, sewing & going...
BUT, I don't produce the wonderful projects that YOU get done!!
I encourage you to "weed out"--you'll feel more calm & enjoy your room with more in its place, eh!!
Really wish I could pop over and help ya!! ;);)
Soft hug,
Rhonda in MONTREAL :(

RuthieK said...

Oh Rhonda, what a lovely room you have. I don't think mine will ever look like that but it can be a LOT less bad than it is now.

Tina said...

So, you mean to tell me that you don't want to keep that awsome casino border up in your sewing room? What is wrong with you, woman! It's totally inspiring! :D

RuthieK said...

Tina I know, what was the kid thinking of when he chose that to go with his two tone blue walls and yellow and blue curtains?

Jenni said...

Hmmm. really tidy bookshelves. :) The border is just as unusual as you had described to me too... but I hadn't realised it was such a strong design statement, its so wide!!!! I think you are right and you haven't loved the room. When its nice and restful and green, I am sure you will feel better about it and crucially, be able to see how you want the room to be.
Roll on Monday and a coat of Apple Mist.