Yesterday and today were spent reorganizing and rearraning my bedroom/sewing room/office/studio. Here is the whole story with before and after pictures...
As you can see - rather crowded without alot of floor space. Double sized bed (which is really bigger than what I need), cluttered desk, and lots of wasted space.
When we were at Canton trade days the other weekend, I finally found an antique twin bed that I liked and was affordable! (I've been searching for a couple of years!) It is a cute little white iron bedstead that goes perfectly with the retro theme of my room:
Much better! Lots more floor space (even though you can't tell from the picture) for laying out fabric and patterns, plus a nice 'office' area.
The bedspread I just found on Etsy the other day - the darlingest 1930s lavendar chenile in diamonds and waves pattern. Cute! I love it - the soft color goes perfectly with the chartreuse-green accents in my room.
My art deco bookshelf where I keep my most prized books be they old, valuable, or just well loved.
The much improved desk area! I decided to add the 1930s era fold-out sewing table so I could have separate spaces for the laptop and the artwork/writing desk. It's working much (much!) better. Eventually I would like to get a better shelf for the corner, but for now these metal crates are doing the job.
The antique secretary was given to me by my great-grandmother. I've had it since I was 10 or so....
Laredo was such a wonderful help, he cut slats for the bed and put it together, as well as doing all the heavy lifting and putting screws in the right places.
Carolina testing out the new bed....
Old stoneware crock for paintbrushes, Waverley novels c. 1899, and bookshelf decorations.
Antique cobalt-blue lamp, lavendar chenile bedspread, bedside books.
Jewelry box, old-timey flanel ticking sheets, and small antique/vintage memorabelia collection.
Antique trunk I recieved last Christmas. One of (many) items that holds my every growing 'hope chest'.
Very happy with it! Next I need to reorangize my sewing area so I can share pictures of my entire room! :^)
What do you think of my 'new' room??