Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Studio / Sewing Room Design Board


This is my attempt at getting organized before jumping into a project. When redoing a room, I usually don't have a direction, but rather just collect things and ideas as I go.
Sometimes that works out fine, but more often what happens is...by the time I've gotten to the last elements, the first things collected no longer fit in.

So, with my sewing room/studio/office, I've put together a game plan. I've got a basic color scheme (wall and accent colors) that are built around fabric and accessories that I want in the room.
My main work surface is a vintage 40-50's enamel top kitchen table. It has cool red deco styling and the top folds open and rotates to make an even larger area if I need it.

That cute clipboard is from Jane's Apron. As you might be able to see, I don't have room to use my cordless mouse on my desk surface. So I've always used a clipboard to hold it in my lap. (Its also much easier on my shoulder to work this way.)

My old clipboard had seen better days and I was ready for a cute one. I had seen Julie's projects with vintage patterns on her blog and when I saw this one with the pink and red full skirt, I knew it was for me!
Like I said, this is the game plan. I'm sure some things may change before its completed, but at least I have a direction. :)
Now I just need to find a free week to put it in action.

16 comments:

Katherine said...

Love the clipboard, Kimberly! Jane makes such pretty ones that I would find it hard to choose just one. ;o)
Now that you're all organized, what will you be making???

Sugar Bear said...

The clipboard is a perfect mouse pad. I love all of the light you get.
Karla

Stephanie said...

Terrific color scheme and I love the clip board!!!

Jen r. said...

Love the clipboard! great idea!

Melody said...
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Melody said...

Oh Kimberly.....I am jealous!!
Your room is going to be wonderful.
Love the clipboards..such simple ideas, but has a big impact of color and graphics. Ok now the question..can you stop by and help with my room? LOL I don't even have walls for my 'room'....yet. Someday tho.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

LOL :)
Melody, Lets see how long it takes for me to finish my room.
Our tiny kitchen took
F-O-R-E-V-E-R.

Kimberly :)

Lorri said...

I love the clipboard. my daughter makes them also. Your sewing room is wonderful.
Lorri

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Love your office/craft room inspiration... I can't wait to see it when you are done. I have been doing a little redo too and am at a standstill with inspiration at how to organzize SO much stuff. lol!!

CUTE clipboard! xoxo Heather

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You've got to be a lefty. The mouse pad is cute. I just wish my waist looked like that.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

LOL...Nope, I'm right-handed. But, I'm ambidextrous when it comes to using my mouse.
Oh, I'd like that waistline, too!

KitschKrafts said...

I always love to see what you are doing in your space. I am getting ready to do some major room switch ups soon too. I just hope I can document them in even half as nice a way as you always do.

Thanks for the inspiration!
Erika

julie (jane's apron) said...

I love your design board (and am so happy the clipboard fits right in!)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thanks Julie!
I love my clipboard...Now I just need to get the rest of the room looking as cute as it is. :)

Kimberly

Maison Douce said...

I am so happy I found your blog...!! I have bought fabric from you on Ebay a while back! Your bags are gorgeous...!
Isabel

andrea said...

Love the clipboard!