I have sewn in our “formal” dining area for years. It is handy, has a view and I’m used to it. However,every time (not very often)we have dinner company, I need to move all the equipment and supplies. I generally try to do marathon entertaining at this time so that I can be done and get back to sewing.
Perhaps because I hesitate to spend the chunk of money to design and implement a sewing area, I have put it –off-fallen into a rut, I guess. We have space, that isn’t a problem.
I have priced Horne, etc. but have never felt comfortable with the quality, layout and it didn’t seem to “fit” me. Periodically, I read the misc. ads in the paper, thinking I’ll find the perfect answer.
I’m about to check out a custom made 3/4′ oak sewing desk. The pictures look great. It is 6 ft. long, 24 inches wide with an iron board, drawers, etc. I have talked to the owner. She lives in Alaska and can’t afford to move it. She loved it. It is heavy and probably not easy to move. At this point money is probably not an issue although I wouldn’t want to spend thousands to add a sewing center. I’m 64, do garment sewing, no grandkids to sew for, but I do love to sew and make nearly all my own clothes. I imagine that we will be downsizing to a smaller home in the next 10-15 years.
The cabinet is $500, probably a steal. Should I get this, if it looks fine, or spend some additional bucks, bite the bullet and design my own space with some cabinets from IKEA, hire a carpenter, pay the bucks and do it? Will I want to move it?
Any thoughts would be so appreciated. I feel so scattered about making this decision.