First everything in the room had to be removed so a new paint job could be done before the new flooring went in. Before the renovation, I kept all 6 of my machines (Elna 740, Pfaff QE4, Brother 8500D, Janome 300E, Janome CoverPro 900 and Brother Project Runway Serger) out on tables and the room was always cluttered. So I offhandedly mentioned that it would be nice to have shelves to hold 4 of them and as they say, ask and ye shall receive! Not only did my husband make sturdy shelves but I have bins beneath them to hold my fabric and a nice shelf on top to hold my batting. It is all so nice and neat.
Every piece of furniture in the room has a story. Since I sew on the Pfaff QE4 and the Elna 740 all the time they are set out permanently. I have my Elna resting on my Mom's Singer cabinet that holds the 1950 Singer that I learned to sew on. I quilted the cover on the bench.
The QE4 rests on my husband's grandfather's desk and allows a large surface for my articles that I am sewing. This has proven to be a comfortable layout.
To the right of the cutting table I have my ironing board and pegboard on the wall holding all my tools. It is so nice to be able to locate my tools when I need them.
In front of my machines on the far wall I have a green bookcase holding my sewing books, thread and fabrics. This bookcase is from my childhood home and it held the volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica's that I used to read and use for research long before the computer age. I have a small TV ontop of the bookcase that I can easily see when I am sewing.
Sitting beside the bookcase is my parents chest of drawers from their original bedroom set. About 35 years ago my husband and I arrived at my parents house and it was on the burn pile. We rescued it and have used it ever since.
My husband made me a project board and hung it on the wall beside my machines. I made the valences and ironing board cover from cute ruler fabric I found it a local quilt shop.
So I am in love with my new layout and have found that it is much easier to sew with less clutter. In the last week or so I have managed to keep it clean by putting everything back on the pegboard when I am done with it. But best of all, each evening I just run the dry duster across the floor and all the stray threads and pins are picked up in one fell swoop. I knew all I needed was a hardwood floor!