Over the long dreary winter, I painted a couple of pieces of furniture and put them together to store and organize some of my fabric in the basement. I did all the painting in my living room (yes, I know my husband is awesome for letting me take over the living room, or the garage or the basement or all three at once for my workspace)
The prep and painting took me about 10 hours total; I kept track and it definitely felt longer than ten hours. I kept telling myself, “This is fun. And one day I’ll surely be done painting this thing.” Because it felt like it would never ever be finished. Then one day it was was and I had to convince Brian to move it to the basement for me. There was a lot of groaning and crazy suggestions of where to put this monstrosity that didn’t involve stairs. But I wanted it in the basement for my fabric.
So, I called my dad. He brought over a dolly and heavy duty straps and helped us get it down stairs. “It’s all in the straps”, he said a zillion times, which is true. Now that it’s down there, I doubt it’s ever going to leave the basement. It’s gonna be sold with the house if we ever move. (Or I could call my dad, and I bet he’d figure something out using the straps.)
Our basement isn’t finished, but I use it all the time. Mostly for laundry, but there’s also the elliptical machine, a TV, workbench, sewing machine and now this fabric hutch. There are nine drawers and I lined them all with paper just for the fun of it. One drawer is for felt, another for lace and the three middle drawers? Those are for small-ish fabric pieces. I love how they are organized by color.
The top shelf is mostly bed sheets. I have a thing for vintage bed linens and I can’t resist them at the thrift stores. They are usually priced around $5, and occasionally 50% off of that price. It’s such an inexpensive way to get a lot of beautiful fabric, and I’m specifically drawn to the blue floral prints. I have a couple that were in my grandmother’s guest room that I slept on when I was a kid. Those are my favorite….