A post from Kelli–
At our old house, I was able to use the “dining room” as my sewing room. You just had to walk through one small corner to get to the bathroom and there was a closet off of it, so it was perfect for storing my ever growing mass of “things.” When we moved however, it quickly became apparent that the dining room wasn’t going to be able to be my sewing room. It ends up with a lot more traffic through the middle of the room and there is a HUGE wonderful window on the one wall, so it leaves very little space for any cupboards or storage of my “things.” We have however worked it out so that I can have a small sewing table in the dining room so that I can still sew downstairs. I also have one cupboard to hold office/school supplies and a few projects that I am working on.
Upstairs, however, is another story. There are 3 decent sized bedrooms with HUGE closets and then one smaller room that is kind of like a large glorified closet. The only problem is that the ceiling is quite sloped. Because of this, I don’t know how well we will be able to get shelving installed as there is only about of 4 feet of wall with full ceiling height.
After looking around a bit on our little Galena trip and looking through a lot of our pictures, I think that I am going to try and keep my eye out at auctions this summer and pick up a few of these…
Or maybe one of these…
I really think that these would end up serving me better because I think I will like them so much more than the prescribed look or finish that I would get with industrial shelving. The other thing is that if I decide I want to change the look, I can paint them or even move them around or into another room….The possibilities are just endless! And that is perfect for me because I can’t make a decision to save my soul….So what are your thoughts? Industrial shelving or primitive, wonderful, yummy, antiquey goodness….(I may be a bit biased….)
I think more than anything, I love to have a reason to go to auctions. Finding a cupboard is just the goal I need!