A post from Kelli–
When we moved to our farm, Jason made sure that I would have a sewing space downstairs. When we got to looking at the upstairs of the house, there was a small little room with a super slanted ceiling that we decided I could use for my upstairs sewing room to mostly store projects that I wasn’t working on and my fabric stash. I knew that it would take careful consideration to make sure that I use the space properly, but I am still at a loss. I’ve been trolling pinterest to try and find some ideas, but haven’t gotten anywhere. Here’s the room–
This is the view when you walk into the room. When we bought the house, it was all white except for a few crayon drawings from the kids that lived here before us. I love red, so I thought I wanted to paint the room red, but didn’t want to make it all red, so I tried the above color scheme and I think I can safely say that it failed.
This shows a bit more of the red, which I am turning out to hate. I have bought a shorter cabinet type thing to wedge against the short back wall that will stick out 24 inches. It has 6 drawers and 2 big doors that I can use to store stuff. I don’t know what color I’ll be painting it, but it definitely will need some sprucing up with chalk paint.
Here’s the window in the room. The red paint looks really dark in this picture, but it’s more toward the lighter color in the others. This window is wedged in the corner pretty far, so I don’t feel like I can put shelving right up to the window because it’ll block most of it, and I would really like a little bit of light coming in.
This is a picture of what I think I’m going to aim for as far as a color scheme. The fabric on the top is actually a tablecloth that I bought at a garage sale for a dollar. It has little lines of dots in red, a limey green (almost yellow), and a light blue the same color as the chevrons. I think it’d make cool curtains, but I’m up for suggestions. I got the chevron canvas out of Mom’s box to go to the thrift store. I know that the colors that I currently have on the wall/slanty ceiling, will need to change because I absolutely hate them.
So, this is what I am looking for opinions on–
1. What color to paint the short cupboard that will be at the slanty end of the room?
2. What color to paint the walls and how to handle the slanty ceiling?
3. How to add additional storage without obstructing the window?
4. Any other suggestions to make this the most functional that I can.
I don’t have a super large budget for this, so I want to make sure that it’s something that will work well and that I will like. Also, I don’t plan on having a sewing or cutting table up there right now, but down the road when I have kids, I’m assuming that sewing table I have now will need to move upstairs.
Any suggestions are welcome and very much appreciated!