My beautiful new cabinets are installed and the room is looking good! Builder Bob does such wonderful work and seems to come up with great ideas all the time. You are looking at 108 inches of cabinets on the bottom and also on the top. The bottom has 3 cabinets with one shelf in each and then there are also 3 pull out file cabinets. I am using one for files, one for batting scraps and one for muslin scraps.
The outlet on that wall was behind the cabinets so Builder Bob put one outlet above the counter and one high up above the top shelves so my new daylight florescent lights could be plugged in and I can use the wall switch to turn them on. Don’t worry, he really knows his electrical stuff.
We really had some fun working in the room. We were going to put up 2 florescent lights over the counters and one over my sewing machine. Well Builder Bob put up another high outlet and the hooks before we realized you wouldn’t be able to open the cabinet doors (there is a slanted ceiling). We then hung the light over my machine and it wasn’t straight at all which he couldn’t figure out…..I think we were getting tired because the sewing machine wasn’t lined up straight which was the problem.
I had fun last night hanging up templates all over the place….hmmm looks like I have quite a few. He put another light switch on this wall so I can turn on/off this light and receptacle at the same time so I don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn off my iron. I can’t believe the difference the light makes! I was sewing today and had no problem seeing, usually I have 2 floor lamps and still have a hard time. I am really liking this and don’t even have the lamp in the back turned on!
We still have several cabinets that haven’t been used so Builder Bob wants to build a frame around my Singer sewing machine with the 18 inch cabinets. Right now my machine is on 1.5 inch blocks to see what would be a good height. I tried 3 inch blocks but it was too high. When he is done I’ll be able to move it around as one unit. I’ll keep you posted on this project.
I have this wall looking pretty good now. Since I eliminated the white bookcases I had to move my books and magazines over here. I think I have a serious quilt book addiction.
So today I got to do some sewing! If you notice my cutting pad sticks out past the counter top that is because the counter top is only 22 inches deep and my cutting board is 24 inches. I have a small ironing pad and Builder Bob made me a board that is 3 times that size but I don’t think I will use it for now.
The closet has to be emptied…….more on that later and there is the sewing machine that started all of the remodel. I have a quilting frame for it but don’t worry – phase 2 of my quilt studio remodel is coming soon!
Look at that! I even have room to bring my laptop in…….although I don’t know if that is good or bad for sewing. If you look closely you can see Builder Bob taking a break at his computer playing his favorite game Luxor. I am so lucky to have such a great guy!