Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Place To Create!

I've always wanted enough room to have a table in the living room--a place to work on projects, play games and create! A table other than the kitchen or dining room table where I'd have to clear the mess before we could eat.

When we moved into our home last summer, I noticed there would be space for a small table in the living room. I knew we were looking for a bigger dining room table so I tucked the idea in the back of my mind that when that time came, we could use our smaller table in there.

Instead of moving the loveseat back to it's place under the window after we took our Christmas tree down, we moved my little table into that space instead.

I love having a space to create! And I can leave my sewing machine set up there if I want to. I'm more apt to work on something for a few minutes here and there if I don't have to set it all up every time.This is great for nap time sewing too--where I had my sewing machine set up before was too close to sleeping little ones.

I'm not sure if this will be more of a winter set-up or not. I may want to use the little table on our screen porch once the weather warms up. We'll see...

Until then, this is working out really well!

6 comments:

thehomespunheart said...

That's great! I've had my sewing machine sitting on my kitchen counter this month and though I keep it closed up and "away" looking, it has helped me mend things more quickly and do little projects when the girls request etc... This is not a good permanent place for it, but I think I'm seeing I need to try and find a spot to keep it out! Yay for your fun spot :)

Mrs. B said...

I love this idea....I think it makes such good sense to not have to pack everything away every day.

Thank you for visiting my new on-line cottage yesterday and for saying hello. :)

Crystal @ Country Mom at Home said...

Good for you! That will be a blessing and you've inspired me to get to work on my little sewing nook in our bedroom. We moved here a few months ago and I still need to finish the sewing area.

Wendi said...

Yay! I have a space in our spare room, but would love to be able to have it in the living room. I can see how having it in the living space would inspire you to get working!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a great solution! I know if my sewing machine was more accessible I'd probably use it more.

Anonymous said...

How nice to have that space. So did you get a different dining table? I'd love to have a screened porch - do you use it often in the summer?