Ok, so I can't seem to get away from calling it the box room. Despite some good suggestions otherwise, it doesn't feel right to call it a sewing room until I learn how to sew properly!
To refresh your memory about my secret shame, here is how its changed over the past two years.
I spent a lot of this weekend in here spiffing it up. It still has a loooong way to go to being complete but it's getting there.
First off the table skirt. For function more than form, I needed a skirt to hide the mass of supplies Im storing under the desk. I've been looking for just the right fabric and have been coming up empty handed. (Not to mention I have absolutely no idea how to sew a tailored table skirt.) Instead, I went the budget route - drop cloth canvas and brass nail heads both purchased at Lowes for less than $20. The added benefit of being a no sew project convinced me to go for it. If I ever find the right fabric and sort out the sewing detail, I'd like to replace the skirt eventually but this does the trick for now.
After that was done, I turned to the big expanse of wall over the desk. Out came the various bits and pieces of artwork I've been saving in my closet for a rainy day. Add in a tape measure, nails and a lot of time figuring out how to hang it all together, got me this.
And finally Ethel got some pearls and a ribbon to spiff her up as well.
So there you have it...for $20 I added a little more finishing to this room.
I know I need to: add a window treatment, have a glass top made for the desk, screw in more lightbulbs, add some grommets to the skirt so I can tie it open, add some more finishing touches (I'd love to work in Linda and Christy's idea about a large scale vintage pattern worked in here somehow. I still have plenty of wall space so I think I'll give that a go if I can figure out the semantics.)
I need help with: Should I add an accent color? If so, what and how? Anything else you suggest?