Everything is going as planned with the remodeling of the sewing room. The contractor came this past Tuesday, and he thought he could tear down the wall, remove the framing around both closets and create empty alcoves there. Remove the one doorway and sheetrock and plaster that area and also around the header beam where the wall is now, plus move the electric baseboard heater that is on the wall all for very acceptable price. Keep the one doorway intact. We are looking at March 6th for the tear down and sheetrock/plaster.
The paint bid was way too expensive though----and so we are either going to paint ourselves, or find someone much more reasonable.
The primary problem I am having now is scouting the perfect sewing desk, preferably a corner unit with long desks on each side to hold both of my large heavy machines. This unit would go under one of the corner windows and to the left and right down the walls.
At first I thought I wanted to be away from the windows, but I think the corner set up would give me much more space out in the room for the cutting table, and the ironing table and I still would have one wall as a design wall . Everything else will be in the cubbies I plan to put in the resulting closet alcoves.
Flooring and paint---are no problem. I'm not even concerned about packing up everything. Today I took many of the collectible nick-nacky dust collectors down and packed them up for donations.
Finding the ideal sewing station is more difficult than I thought. I have looked at "real" sewing cabinets, and they are so pricey. I have looked at L shaped desks at Office Depot and Staples. Some are a maybe. Now I'm considering having our kitchen cabinet builder come in and give us an estimate on custom building the L shape unit that would go in the corner. It could be much more reasonable than anything I've seen so far. This is sort of what I'm looking for….only longer going left and right, and with a corner unit that has drawers like in the second picture.
(yes, I've thought about Ikea) but it's a long trip, borrowing a pickup, hauling stuff home and building everything ourselves. The only thing appealing about Ikea is the good prices. It would be my last resort after I exhaust every thing here in our area.