I ended up stumbling upon a flat filing cabinet that was a Martha Stewart Living design at Home Decorators online. Apparently Home Decorators is a Home Depot Company. They have a lot of great looking furniture for every room in the house too. (I am not an affiliate.) We had to take measurements and see what would fit and work in my small sewing space. I have a few sewing machines, 2 were in tables and I needed one more table for the machine I use a lot that used to be in the table Mr. P. had built that he took apart. So I got another table first (ordered that table from Amazon..not an affiliate). The flat filing cabinet would work on one wall and the apothecary hutch would fit on top of the hutch and that would store most of my sewing supplies that I used the most. The narrower drawers even came with drawer dividers that can be divided in 2 configurations too! But I needed something else closer to the machines and found the 4-drawer rolling cart, which is perfect for my bobbins, presser feet, and more and I can roll it closer as needed.
Mr. P. had to build all the pieces first, because they are shipped flat and they are heavy! He knows how to build stuff, so it wasn't too hard for him, but I would have no chance if I had to do it by myself. He ran into a couple of issues with the drawers. He needed to shim them so they would glide smoothly. He also screwed the drawer dividers from the bottom in a few places to keep the drawers more rigid in the large filing cabinet. I was putting my thread in one of the narrow drawers and it started to sag from the weight. That's when he decided he needed to add the screws for support. I also decided to put my thread in the smaller bottom drawer.
I am thrilled with my new improved sewing room and the furniture looks fabulous and works well for me. I hope I can keep things tidier now! I also rearranged my cutting and ironing room to make it nicer too. So without further ado, here are my 2 rooms, both the before and after photos~
|Before shot when part of the room was empty, except for my stuff piled up on the floor.|
|After with my wheeling drawer cart in between 2 of my machines.|
|After photo with my serger and another machine on the floor. What can I say, I love all my machines!!!|
|Another before photo.|
|Before photo with mess piled up in anticipation for redo.|
|After photo of my new flat filing cabinet and hutch.|
|After photo of one sewing machine with drawer cart.|
Now onto my cutting and ironing room that I reorganized~
|Cutting table and rulers.|
|My fabric, computer (need to stand more, so put my computer on top).|
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