Monday, September 22, 2014

Well I'm In....


For reasons to do with my son, I bought my sewing room up from our rumpus room downstairs to our second bedroom. It was a tight squeeze. The 3rd bedroom was never going to cut it. Pity. All I have to do downstairs now is find hidey holes in our store room for my other occasional hobbies of stamping and jewellery making. Don't laugh! I bet you have heaps of other craft stuff too.

I'm going to let the photos do most of the talking.

Before...previous life - son's bedroom then ironing room.



 The plywood is hiding holes in the walls made by said son and friends. DH (seen below) vowed not to fix it  until he moved out.
 My DH stripped the rooms. I did help. I'm good at being the apprentice....lots of trips to the dump.

 Here you can see into the 3rd bedroom. Its walls were Masonite and were always going to be replaced with plaster sometime. So it gets a make-over as well. We have a 1960s house of modest size. Hiding furniture in the rest of the house was challenging. No photos of that....just imagine a bedroom suite in the lounge room etc.

 Perfect opportunity to insulate.....didn't DH do a good job....imperial house, metric sized batts....
 ...Replaster and paint....
 Plan with little bits of graph paper....

 It's all too hard!

Alert...missing photos....they would have shown many trips up the stairs....efforts of trying to kill the neighbours while getting their help shifting a bookcase and cupboards......repacking said bookcase and cupboards.....
And a tidy brand new sewing room.....It WAS tidy.....I promise... well, at least for a day or so!

 This now shows the mending (DH's jeans over chair) and more work in progress on my 'Gossip in the Garden' quilt.
 See...I am making progress on it.
There will be a door. I'm good at holding it to, while DH fiddles with the hinges.
All the effort (most of it DH's) has been worth it.  It is rather convenient to be able to just pop up the hall.

Thank you T for ALL your hard work.

Unfortunately it's not over yet. We had to fix up downstairs now.

Take care,
Cheryl (aka Kayly)

12 comments:

Noela said...

It's all looking good Cheryl. Gossip is coming along nicely. Hugs......

helbel19 said...

Love the photo of you on the floor.... so funny..... the room certainly looks great and you will get there I'm sure.

Susan said...

That's a pretty major makeover - insulation & new walls!

I always organise furniture like that too - my mum did it so I just copied the idea.

Susan said...

That's a pretty major makeover - insulation & new walls!

I always organise furniture like that too - my mum did it so I just copied the idea.

Grethe said...

Love seeing and reading, Cheryl! It is hard work to do a make over, not too mention the reorganizing of you sewing iteems, love your wall board, good luck with it all :-)

Sandi said...

I love the photo of you lying on the floor, that is exactly how I would feel...lol great post...
sandi xx

Jeanette said...

Looking good Cheryl. Fabulous progress on Gossip. Hugs,xx

shez said...

Hi Cheryl you are funny,love the pics and love your brand new sewing room,well done to your hubby for doing a great job,hope you have a lovely day Cheryl.xx

Anita said...

Wow...big job! But nice room...at least we can see you've been doing some sewing!

Maria said...

It was certainly a huge job that you and Tony tackled, Cheryl! So wonderful though now that it's all done :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh a nice new space........ Looks great all refreshed......

Janice said...

I'm enjoying having a catch up on blog reading. Your new sewing room really was a mammoth task for you both. Enjoy the fruits of your labour.