Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm in a funk. A garage sale funk.
Don't get me wrong, I love garage sales!! Love them.

But I've come to the realization that most of my house is thrown together with garage sale items and not all things go together.
Take my sewing room for example. Now my sewing room is one of my most favorite rooms. I love to sit up there surrounded by amazing views...and FABRIC!!But nothing matches, nor is it very functional. It works, but not great. Those tables, the old sewing machine the metal cart and the tv are from garage sales. The shelf is from a friend. The old toy box was made for my dad, by his grandpa, when he was just a little boy. I love that toy box! It holds all my wool!

I got this hutch a few summers ago. I have a computer armoire that goes with it, but they do not share the same room. I do love the butter yellow colored leather chair. Got that on Bainbridge with my SIL.
These red shelves are old Yankee Candle displays from a store in town. I painted them red and use them to store my fabric. I really like this shelving, except for the fact that some of my fabric has faded from the sun. I try and keep the blinds closed when I'm not in there, but I love light and often forget!!

So I've been researching furniture for my room. I love off white and need things to be functional, but pretty too! And not a hodge podge of furnishings! I thought about Pottery Barn's office furniture. It's classic, looks great and I can piece together exactly what I want. It was very expensive however so I kept looking. Found some things at a local store, but it wasn't very well made, which explained the cheap price. Then I found this: http://www.homedecorators.com/search.php?search=martha+stewart+craft.
I love everything about this line, except that I can't see it in person! I was planning on ordering a piece a month, but everything is back ordered until May, so I'm not sure how it's going to work. I orderd the desk as it was the least expensive piece and they were offering free shipping on desks! I'm so excited to put this all together!!!
I'm keeping the red shelves, because they are just so spunky!! Especially when my fabric is all neat and tidy!!


  1. It is fun to get new things isn't it. I have a modge podge of furnishings in my work room too. I am glad you are keeping your red shelving I love it. And the white cabinet and yellow chair? Love those too. Seems like we always have to wait for anything that we want right away. But it will be even more exciting when it finally does come. I expect you will be using the charm packs up and not hanging them on the wall. Have a good week Holly!

  2. I love the way you decorate your home - so comfy - so inviting!! LOVE the red cupboards!! There's nothing than having a workspace you love - can't wait to see yours evolve!! I must admit, I'm having fabric envy - and I don't even quilt!! :)

  3. That is a great cabinet/shelf. Perfect for your fabric!

  4. Do you ever rest?
    Your sewing room is great now, I can't wait to see what's next.

  5. Eee..I love those red shelves. Love them. Your room is clean! :) A thing of beauty...

    I always love visiting your blog-it's so peaceful and makes my heart feel full.

  6. I can't believe how different this room looks now! I think I'd forgotten what it looked like. I definitely like the new furniture better!