I’ve been inspired by Pinterest to “fancy up” my sewing nook. I am thrilled with how it turned out. By using coupons, thrift store finds, and gifts from others, I was able to create this little area for around $50.
I bought my sewing machine 18 years ago, and it looks old and raggedy..but it still works great! My mother-in-law handed down the serger about 7 or 8 years ago, and I’m still learning how to use it properly. I have been mostly self-taught in all aspects of sewing, with just a few pointers from some good friends and LOADS of trial and error.
I purchased the old sewing machine table at a thrift store for $10. A friend gave me some left over greenish-blue paint that I used on the top and legs, so that was free.
The table the serger is sitting on is an OLD typewriter stand that my dad passed down to me. The top got ruined in the tornado, so I decided to sand it down and paint it. I went to Lowes and had them use their machine to scan the color on the “inspiration” plaque and then had them mix that color in one of those little sample paint cans that cost 2.97.
The chair was purchased at a thrift store for $5. I went to Hobby Lobby and used a coupon for the material. It was around $8 with the coupon…a little pricey, but I wanted a nice fabric that would last.
I bought the two signs from Hobby Lobby with their 40% off specials of the week. The inspiration sign was $2 something, and the Scarlett O’Hara sign was $5 something. I really liked that one since I usually am putting off my sewing projects indefinitely…! I made the cute flower on the sign out of scraps from the chair fabric, and also used scraps to make the ruffle on the lamp shade (the lamp was give to me from a friend a few years ago).
I bought the thread holder full price at Walmart for $9 something..which was still a good deal. Hancock fabric was selling the exact thing for almost $20 and Michaels had it for close to $15. It pays to shop around.
My sewing box was given to me by my sister-in-law, and the basket under the table that holds my knitting/crocheting items was given to me by my mother-in-law. (Yes, I DO have great in-laws!)
Also, not shown in this picture is a chest of drawers that holds my patterns, materials, crafting supplies and sewing supplies.
I’m super excited about starting my next project, now that I have my sewing nook completed! Any ideas???