A much improved workspace

I’ve been waiting to post about my new desk. I thought that the pictures would be better if I waited until I bought stools, but at the rate I’m going, that might be never, so you’ll have to imagine the stools.

I didn’t really have any place for my sewing supplies and really nowhere to do any cutting. Most was done on the floor, which is ok, but does get hard on the back after a while. I knew I wanted a craft table that would be nice and tall – one that I could stand at (or sit at a high stool, if I ever get my act together!)

This table fit the bill. It was initially a coffee table, which I bought at a yard sale held by my sister’s boyfriend. I believe this was a table he built himself – if I recall correctly, this top is actually an old door. I bought it, not knowing what I’d do with it (in addition to hoarding fabric, I also hoard older wooden furniture… ah, we need a bigger house!).

Morgan took one look at it and said it would make a great craft table, especially if the legs were removed and it was hung on the wall using steel cables.

Easier said than done, but luckily my brother, Ryan, (who isn’t really so crafty, but is very very handy) was around for this project. Off to Home Depot! He picked up everything we needed and in a flash had it all set up.

And I love it!

The wood is really nice – Erich waxed it and it has a wonderful super smooth feel now. Although I managed to pile on all my new fabrics so now it’s hard to tell what’s underneath…

Here it is pre-fabric explosion, and then again now. At least everything’s folded. That’s something, right?

I think I’m going to be much more productive now!

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6 Responses to A much improved workspace

  1. 1
    Alexis says:

    What a good idea! That might solve many of my storage issues.

  2. 2
    Lizap says:

    That table is really beautiful (and your fabric stash is pretty too!).

    I can’t tell from the picture, does it fold up flat against the wall when not in use?

  3. 3

    That’s such a cool idea to suspend it from the wall. Now I want to do that somewhere. It would be really great somewhere you don’t have a lot of floor space, since you could fold it up…

  4. 4
    admin says:

    Thanks everyone! It really has worked out well so far. We didn’t set this one up so it could fold up (we didn’t have any hinges and I wasn’t sure I’d ever clean it off enough to fold it up) but it’s a great idea, and would certainly be a great solution for small spaces. -Ashley

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