So Wednesday I bought a thrift store desk for just $5! Sadly, it won't go through my interior doorway to get into the room I was making into a sewing room (I've been sewing on my kitchen table).
So ..... today I went back to the thrift store and bought a little corner tv table I'd seen earlier in the week, so I could free up my new desk. When I went in to see if they still had it, I discovered it had been marked down to just $1!
So I slid everything over to the edge of the desk ....
And was faced with this!
After unplugging, untangling, and replugging every single wire I finally I ended up with this!
Then I commenced to folding the wads of material I had on my kitchen table and moving it to the desk, along with my cutting mat ...
I'm going to have to get BoyChild to make me some kind of collapsible leg for this ledge that pulls out. If you pull it out more than about 14" it begins to sag.
The center two panels are actually just one deep drawer with a rack for hanging file folders. I have some hanging folders so I am going to make this my pattern drawer!
This top drawer is big enough for all my rulers (the 6 x 24 and the 12 x 12 both fit in here with ease!)
Pins, markers, scissors, and room for more.
18 x 24 cutting mat.
So then I stacked the fabric in the 'other room' and brought my sewing machine from the kitchen table.
The top of the desk is 36" x 60" !!
So what if my living room is now my sewing room? There's nobody living here but me and an occasional four-year old.
And I have no idea why there is duct tape on the desk, it is very solid and in no need of reinforcements by duct tape!
I'll still use my 'sewing room' to store and organize fabrics and supplies, but the actual sewing will take place in the living room.
Did I mention this desk was only $5 !!!
(Disclaimer: Yes, those are poinsettias you see on my shelf. I forgot to put them away last year when I put away everything else. But hey, it's almost Christmas again, right?)