I bought this sewing table almost a year ago at Joann's on a great deal. It folds up so when I am not using it I store it under my cutting table. It also has a table extension in the back that comes up when I need even more space to work on, in the pictures it is down. The side table can be used for a serger. Anyway, I had always wanted my sewing machine set into it, but it was just made for it to sit on top. But thanks to my wonderful, talented and skilled husband, my machine is now set-in to it as you can see.He is so clever, he made a template out of a scrap piece of wood, clamped it to the top of the table and routed out the space for the machine and then installed a shelf below for the machine to sit on. It fits perfectly! I am in sewing heaven now! I am actually working on a quilt as I write this.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I have been wanting an ironing board cabinet in my craft room for a long time. I found this one at Lowe's and I decided I wanted the optional light and outlet in it. This is the wall where it will be (actually it is the only wall left where I could put it).This is a recessed cabinet, so I cut out the wall and discovered it had an electrical wire running through the middle of it that ran from the switch to the outside light. I pondered how to deal with it for awhile when I decided to just run a new wire from the switch inside the wall to just above the cutout, I had Craig route out a groove in the stud on the opposite side to run the old wire up and then I spliced it and the new wire together in a junction box up above.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
So this is the garage side of the cat walk. Riley is hanging out on the big toy that leads up to the cabinet opening.You can see the access hole in the side of the old cabinet, the cat door is located on the other side of this cabinet and the outside wall and leads directly onto the cat walk.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
We decided (well I decided then Craig decided to jump on board with another one of my hair-brained plans) to build a cat walk that goes from the cat pen into our garage so now the cats have two ways into the cat pen.Just another weekend project. I have been itching to build something, although this time I think Craig did more building than me. This is on the ugly north side of our house that is pretty hidden from view luckily because it is where we hide our garbage. Every spring we have to power wash this side of the house because it gets mildewy over the winter, as you can see in the pics, that hasn't been done yet.