The main reason for my recent IKEA trip was for my craft room. It was high time I finally replaced the old, cheap tables I was using with a proper table.
These old tables came from the Target clearance section after back to school season. At the time I was doing a lot of stamping and scrapbooking so I really needed a lot of table space. And they were great for that. Especially when I had friends over to join me. They weren’t that great for sewing, though, because of the way I had to configure them to fit in the room. I wanted my sewing machine, serger and coverstitch machine to all live on the table and there just wasn’t enough room down the line to fit them all.
Ta da!! 3 machines, 1 table. My dreams come true! While I might miss the depth of the old table I am loving the length!! Each machine has it’s own space, with plenty of room around it, so I don’t have to shift machines over. And the table is so clean!!! My old table had marker scribbles all over it.
See that? They look so pretty all lined up!!
I love that you can mix and match table tops and legs, so I went with the long table top, 3 metal legs and one storage unit. I’m excited to have a place to store the little things like my snap press and snaps, iron on label maker, and other small tools that didn’t have a home.
In additional to the extra length the new table is sturdier. I used to have issues with machines bouncing on the old thin tables. No machine bouncing going on here! I also added a rubber mat under the sewing machine to keep it from shifting and it’s working out great.
And another new addition to the room is this chair. It’s much more comfortable than my old chair, which was totally worn out. I had to add a pillow to it to make it somewhat comfortable. And I thought I’d have some fun with it by getting the blue chair to match my blue cart.
I’m much happier in my craft room now! Good thing since I spend so much time in there! Now, I’m off to sew!