sewing studio details

Wow you guys.

Thanks so much for the sweet comments and facebook and pinterest love!

As promised, I’m back today with the details.

I’ll try my best to remember everything but if I leave something out, just ask in the comments.

Okay…the details.

You know the expression, “The devil is in the details” meaning the details are the hard part?

The details are my favorite part of any project.

They are what take something from ordinary to extra-ordinary.

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Sewing table: Ikea, Cutting table: Home Decorators (36″ height),  gift wrap hutch & base: Home Decorators, lights: Ikea (I couldn’t find the mint green ones on the website but they were available at my store), chairs: Ikea, turquoise cart: Ikea, Langston sign: Steeplechase Antiques (purchased last year and used to hang in our sleeping porch…lots of you asked about the name…no significance, I just really loved the sign). Yellow rolling cabinet-purchased from my friend Carol at her sale in April, red buffalo check curtains: me, thread holder: Home Decorators

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US map: Urban Farmgirl, end tables: World Market, lamp bases: Target, lamp shades: Home Goods, sofa and chairs: Ikea Ektorp, vintage shipping basket: Steeplechase Antiques, vintage aqua typewriter: garage sale, galvanized tray: World Market, milk glass vases & pitcher: thrift stores, pillows: HomeGoods, Pier One, Target, World Market, and the little green gingham one I made from my son’s button-down shirt. Vintage dress form: estate sale, apron: Anthropologie, Chevron Messenger Bag: this Etsy shop, frames: Pier One and Target, books: Anthropologie, rug: Home Decorators (I do not recommend it…if it weren’t such a pain, I’d send it back), bunting: me.

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gift wrap: HomeGoods, pin boards: me, gumball machine & aqua gum balls:, cake stand: World Market, jars with colored lids & green colander: World Market, aqua and white buckets: Target dollar spot, frames: Target & TJ Maxx, straw dispenser: HomeGoods

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toy Singer sewing machine: Savers, turquoise tray: Ikea, red and white bucket: Target dollar spot, white colander: World Market

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clock with yellow trim: Target, Chevron canvas: Target, oval tray with aqua trim: thrift store, plates: Anthropologie, fabric wreath: me, framed book page.

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1940’s china cabinet: kijiji (bought it for $40 when we lived in canada)…it used to have pretty wavy glass in the door…don’t ask. 😉 vintage scale: antique mall, glass jars: Target, jars with aqua lids: World Market, yellow bowl: World Market, aqua file drawer: Goodwill, yellow frame: TJ Maxx, blue bowls: Anthropologie

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green cabinet: Home Decorators (can only find the base right now), penny candy jars: Wal-Mart (I spray painted the lids), aqua top jars: World Market, chalk container: Target

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cuckoo clock: Pottery Barn kids (clearance)

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yellow locker: Tattered Tiques (I painted it), coral frame: Target, dipped basket: HomeGoods

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dreamy blue chest: Urban Farmgirl, paper garland: me

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vintage bicycle basket: my friend Carol’s sale, basket bunting: me

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globes: Goodwill and Savers, gumball machine: Goodwill, vintage yellow cabinet: Goodwill ($1.99!), Instax camera: Urban Outfitters, buntings: me

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bottom quilt: HomeGoods, middle quilt: I made the top in a quilting class when we lived in Canada…my mother-in-law surprised me and quilted it!

Top quilt: deserves a post of its own…it is my favorite quilt ever…made by my talented (hand-quilting) mother-in-law for my 40th birthday! I treasure it.

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Spinning divider thingy: Harbor Freight (I spray painted it).

I think that’s about it…

if I forgot anything, just ask in the comments.

I’ll be back tomorrow to share a little about how I organized.

By the end of the week, you are going to be sick of this room! 😉




42 Responses to sewing studio details

  1. Dawn June 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    You have a Home Decorators store not far from you,, they will take things back that you got online,,,, if that helps about the rug,,, I cant think of the darn shopping center its in, but when I came to Carols sale I stopped there on the way home.. 😉

  2. Naomi June 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    This was your guest house?? What a great idea. I want to come move in there!

  3. debbie @ happy little cottage June 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    This is too wonderful for words!! Thanks for all the resource information….I am definitely going to shamelessly copy so many of your ideas 🙂 You did such a wonderful job and I think that your plan “C” should be to come help decorate my sewing room!! xoxo

  4. Bethany June 5, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Amazing! You have definitely nailed all the details! I would love a space like that to sew and create in, but I think I’ll have to settle for a sunny corner in our basement. Still, there’s so much inspiration here. Love it!

  5. katie June 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Oooo, I love it all!!! What a fun and cheery room to sew in! I ran right out to our Harbor Freight and bought the spinny organizer thing. Pretty sure it’s going to end up red just like yours!

  6. Terry June 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    How beautiful. Makes me want to sew. No, I lied. Makes me want to sit in that room and watch you sew. 🙂

  7. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces June 6, 2013 at 2:31 am #

    I love the colors you used…such an inspiring scheme! I love to sew and would love the couch set to cozy up and do some hand-stitching or crochet. 😮

  8. Kris June 6, 2013 at 2:47 am #

    Ha Ha Susan I have to agree with Terry. I do not sew so I would love to come and sit and watch you sew too!!!!!!! 🙂 Such a pretty place to go and have fun creating. Beautiful.

  9. JaneEllen June 6, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    Ooooh, love your whole room. Sorry but I need to ask you before I forget. How long ago did you get your spinning organizer? That is so cool, love it. We actually have a Harbor Freight in Junction, way over on east side of town but at least we have one. Have to go see if they have one of those. Love the red on it. Maybe I’ll have to see if they have it online, save myself a trip and lots of gas.
    Your sewing craft room is so darned pretty, organized, awesome, I’m very green with envy. Don’t know how you keep it that way, I won’t even talk about my sewing and craft rooms. They are our extra 2 bedrms that are very small rooms that are full to the brim.
    Enjoy your gorgeous room. Happy days

  10. Jan Fusco June 6, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I love your sewing room. It is so bright, cheerful and festive. You are so talented and know just how to tame that “devil in the details”. Looks great!

  11. Laura June 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    I liked this on Facebook, but that didn’t express how much I love this space. It is so light and bright. I am ready to move in. xo Laura

  12. Mindi June 6, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Thank You for giving so much resource info! It’s a beautiful & fun room. I was wondering about the spinning thing also, I’m hopeful Harbor Freight still carries it. Lucky for me I’m about 5 minutes from one so I’m going to check it out today!

  13. Maggie G June 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Could NOT be sick of this room! Every little detail is just perfect!

  14. Angela K June 9, 2013 at 1:55 am #

    Love your space! Where do you get all your beautiful fabrics?

  15. Christy June 9, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    I might have said this before, but I love your “Langston” sign! That is my maiden name. 🙂 Great space!

  16. Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale June 10, 2013 at 4:23 am #

    Well you know I just love it all! Can’t wait to see it in person sometime. What in the world are you using to wrap your fabric around…white flat things…in the green hutch???

  17. Kim B June 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    I smile when I think of all the posts you did regarding hot glue and any other item you used to avoid sewing…what is so amazing about it all is how sometimes the things we’re afraid to tackle become the things we are the best at!! This room and your sewing projects are proof of that!!

    The room is so beautiful!! I love the red mixed in with the turquoise!!

    You should do a post on your MIL’s quilt, I would love to hear the story behind it!! I too have a quilt from my MIL, it is called a crazy quilt, and a very popular quilt made in Newfoundland, Canada. I so believe that homemade things mean the most!!


  18. Lori June 10, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    That little yellow cabinet – love!
    How could we ever be sick of this room?!
    So fun!

  19. Erin June 11, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    Well wherever you got everything, it is amazing to see it all together and looking just so beautiful. You are extraordinary and I am always in awe of your talent and skill:)

  20. Debbie refresh resytle June 11, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    I love it all and you are awesome with the details! You are so talented and colors just make me smile!

  21. Mary @ Redo 101 June 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Hi, I featured your “I want it, gotta have it” sewing studio today for my “decor Pinterest pick” at my little blog, Redo 101. Thanks for sharing this with us!


  22. Nicole June 25, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    Can I move in please?!?!

  23. angela July 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    LOVE your room…..and I ADORE the gumball machine filled with buttons 🙂


  24. Sherri July 1, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing…& Ohh! Who could ever get tired of such a happy room? Have a blessed day :O)

  25. Barbara Moore July 2, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    I’m a new follower and you are a genius. My husband and I closed and moved into our new home this past weekend. My plan A is to put every. single. thing. you did in your sewing room into my new ‘create’ space. I’m gonna start right after I find my underwear.

    • Candice July 3, 2013 at 5:34 am #

      The undies comment made me laugh!

  26. Candice July 3, 2013 at 5:33 am #

    Oh. My. Word! I love everything. It’s so beautiful, colorful and inspiring! Fantastic job!

  27. Cheryl@ Sew Can Do July 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    This is so cute – I really like how the bright colors contrast with the white! Pinning it to my Craft Rooms board. I’d love if you’d link this up to my Craftastic party:

  28. Susan @SugarBeans July 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    You did an amazing job!! It’s a gorgeous space! Thanks for taking the time to detail your lovely finds! I so wish we had a Savers where we live; miss them.
    Have a lovely 4th!!

  29. Sü Smith July 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! <3 <3 <3

  30. Julia @ Hooked on Houses August 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    I’m totally smitten with this space! Just wanted to let you know I’m planning to feature it on my blog soon. I know my readers will love it, too. Thanks! 🙂

  31. Kimberly August 15, 2013 at 4:26 am #


    This room is gorgeous! Just spent a whole lot of time on your blog, and actually your whole house is gorgeous! But this room … I could easily live in it. Wish I has the space for something like this where I live, but I’m renting an apartment in Los Angeles, so that’s not likely to happen for me right now. Just wanted you to know you’ve achieved perfection with this room! Love very little thing about it!


    • Maple & Magnolia August 20, 2013 at 1:16 am #

      Hi Kimberly, Thanks so much for your nice comment! I really appreciate it. 🙂

  32. Kris Van Allen August 15, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    I love these colors!! I have a question:

    Did you spray paint those tape dispensers? I have a number of the old kind that held TWO ROLLS side by side, but they are the original odd desk color.

    • Maple & Magnolia August 20, 2013 at 1:15 am #

      Hi Kris, No…I bought them that way. I think they came from Office Max! 🙂

  33. Cristiana September 9, 2013 at 2:33 am #

    OMG!! I am madly in love with your room!! Love all the tables, the colors the goodies in it!! It is just perfect!! How do you like the MS tables from Home Decorators?? Have been tossing the idea of getting some!!

  34. Jody January 8, 2014 at 1:43 am #

    I have a question about your fabric that you in the mini bolts. What are they on?
    I did my fabric in mini bolts and used cardboard in side and folded it around and pinned the top.

    I just redid my office for all my crafts I do. Sewing, cricut, embroidery and I make soaps.

    Great room you did a great job!


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