Monday, August 8, 2011

Grape Jelly and Rearranging Furniture

Saturday morning I painted one wall of my sewing room a delicious purple color called grape jelly. It is an absolutely perfect match for two small wall hangings and is a shade lighter than my office chair. The contrast with the white trim and cabinets makes the room sparkle. I actually enjoy painting and doing only one wall took no time at all.

I moved all the furniture to the other side of the room to give me space to work, so when I was finished, naturally I felt compelled to rearrange the layout. Moving furniture must be a woman thing; it definitely runs in my family. I remember helping my mama move stuff all the time. I mean, if you're moving something anyway to clean behind it or whatever, you might as well see how it looks on the other wall. At least that's our logic.

My sewing tables were custom made by my sweet husband, Jerold. All three are painted white and have ruled cutting mats on top. The cutting table is counter height with rollers, so I can move it easily when I lay out patterns. The other two are desk height and used for my machines and laptop. White cabinets along one wall hold fabric, books, and notions. 

I love this happy creative room; it makes me smile! Everything's picked up, put away, and ready for me to play. All I have left to do is hang my design wall board. But wait, I wonder how the window wall would look in grape jelly? Hmm, I do have enough paint left...

Useful Notion: Design a space somewhere in your home that's just for you. It could be a room or just a corner. Use your favorite colors, some special d├ęcor, then retreat there often to relax.

At our house, we always turned on the light to go to the bathroom at night. Our furniture was moved so often that we thought it walked around on its own!” 
– Author Unknown

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