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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