The closet went from this...
...to this. Thank goodness for that closet! It holds a lot of valuable stuff!
When we moved in, the front bedroom looked like this.
Then it looked like this.
For a while it looked like this.
Now it looks like this. I'll stick with this layout for a while.
Only the wire racks of fabric (on the left wall) remain to be stored out of sight. I'm continually watching Craigslist, local ads, and visiting three area resale furniture stores to find a white armoire - or one that I could paint white... but really don't want to! The dark wood on the left edge of the photo are the hollow core doors I use for basting and free motion-quilting. Someday I'll store them behind the armoire.
In case you're interested, here's where the dollars went:
1) ironing table - two, white, adjustable height (multi-purpose!) trestle legs from Ikea - $130
2) ironing table surface - wood, batting, duck cloth - $58
3) design wall - insulation, batting, flannel - $66
3) Gidget II sewing machine table with acrylic insert (for Bernina 440) - $225
4) sewing machine chair - $175
5) eight-cube white cabinet from Home Depot - $32
6) eight, lagoon-colored canvas bins from Home Decorators - $50
7) customized closet - $313
8) aqua folding step stool from T.J. Maxx - $14 - Isn't it cute? And so handy!
9) dog: NFS, priceless
Total spent = $1,018. I feel pretty comfortable about finding an armoire that fits into the balance of $982. It just depends how much sweat equity I end up putting into it.
So, the quilting room isn't completely finished, but neither is the rest of the house! We're anticipating delivery of two, master bedroom, night stand lamps; and two, armless, upholstered chairs for the "chat room" (previously referred to as the conversation corner). Then we'll be shopping to finish the chat room with a table, rug and floor lamp. After that, we'll start furnishing the lanai which we hope to be using more when the weather cools and we can open sliders to the screened-in lanai. Goodness. Three months ago, I never would have guessed we'd still be shopping to furnish this house. But we're blessed to be living here - lovin' the weather, lovin' the activities, lovin' The Villages lifestyle. Linda