Oh, I’m a lucky girl! I’ve got a new space for quilt storage and shipping!
It all started when I was trying to find yet another spot to store something quilt related. This time it was easels and other display items. I already had things wedged between the furniture and walls of my studio, as well as tucked into various closet corners. Then, it hit me, “Andrew (our son) doesn’t use his room much anymore.” (Because he’s away at college.) Oh my! My head was immediately filled with ideas of how I could use that space. I was on to something!
After some family discussion, it was decided that Andrew’s bedroom would become a multi-functional space. It needed to accommodate Andrew’s bed and some storage for him, a desk for my husband, quilt storage, a shipping table for packing quilts, and storage for shipping materials, quilt hanging rods, and more. A kinda long list, but I thought I could make it work.
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And so, it began. Andrew helped me paint the room, (his only reservation about the whole process.) Away went the strong blue and the Star Wars posters. Along came a soft gray/taupe color. One that would set off colorful quilts nicely.
His metallic silver furniture got some paint too. White, this time.
Mountain Meadow fit nicely above all those wonderful waiting drawers.
The back corner (above) holds hubby’s desk. Or, as we call it, his play station. He also “owns” the space underneath the empty table. The deal is he gets to leave it all as messy as he wants and I won’t complain about it.
My idea was that this room would store quilts, hanging gear, and other support paraphernalia. But not my actual art supplies. The wardrobe (above) in the back corner is the exception. It holds a variety of tools, but is only a few steps from my studio.
Andrew’s bed and bookcase are still intact, with some of his scout items displayed. The quilt is Crotons, one of my favorites.
Are you wondering about the table in the center of the room? It’s mine, all mine! I’ll be using it to pack quilts for shipping, find the right hanging rods, etc. I’ve already used it several times and it’s SO convenient.
My plan is to keep it empty so it’s always available for use.
In the closet and drawers I’ll be storing shipping materials, hanging rods, and display items. That will need to evolve a little. I’m also storing quilts in this room. I’ll show you that system in my next post.
But, hey, got any idea what we should call this room?