This Tuesday evening, we had finished dinner and it was still early evening so I suggested to my husband that we go to IKEA (just a couple of minutes from our home) and walk around just for fun. They have started building up the items in the new collection for 2008. My eyes fell on this hanging cupboard that was part of the new collection that matches my desk. I did not think twice about it and we bought it. Yesterday, I decided I would put it together (for those who are not familiar with IKEA ~ the furniture comes in flatpacks) as far as I could myself. I laid it out on the guest bed and got started. I got to the point where it needed to be hung and had to wait for Jos to come home.
He hung the cupboard above my desk and then attached the hinges and doors. There are four glass shelves in the cupboard which is great as you can see all the items well, even on the higher shelves, while sitting at the desk.
This morning, I cleaned the shelves and started placing my sewing accesssories in the cupboard. I don't have a large collection but what I had always sat in a drawer waiting for somewhere to display them. I have won 3 vintage child's sewing machines on eBay and have room for one more. I have been trying to win a particular German child's machine and it will fit perfectly on the fourth shelf when I do finally succeed.
Here is a view of the cupboard with the doors open. I am so happy with what a major difference displaying my collection has made me feel. I now have a quilt studio that makes me smile. It has inspired me to go on to the next project in the room which I have been wanting to do and is really making the room feel more like the creative place I want it to be.
Do you have a room that makes you smile? Or a collection that you feel passionate about? I would love to hear about it!