Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Delineator

A while back I found a magazine The Delineator for  the 1930's that I thought would be perfect for my sewing room. The magazine was published by Butterick in the early 1900's. Since it was in pretty rough condition I wanted to use the cover to spruce things up. Do you ever buy one item that seems to snowball a project?


 
Beautiful isn't she?  I want to give you a tour of how it turned out. I tried to use as many thrift items to redo the room as I could. 
I have a few before pictures for you from an older post.
Before:
 
After:
 
I like the way the fabric is arranged.. (don't look at the mess on the bottom right) sorry about that.. I folded the fabric on magazine boards.. that took several days but it was worth it. 
 
Here is a close up of the folded fabrics in a box I bought for two dollars.
 
I sorted all my buttons in cheap jars.
 
 
 
Most of the threads and the childs sewing machine was my husband's Aunts. I love them in the cloche's and a plus is they are protected from dust.
 
 
 
These hide my serger thread and elastic. Who would think chicken wire would ever be so sought after?
 
Before
 
 
After
 
 
The little chandelier is a $2.00 item from thrifting.
 
 
Before
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
before: serger area
 
 
Hubs cut cork board and painted to a frame I had painted and stained. 
 
 
Hubs made a cabinet for my threads.. he has been so sweet in helping me get the room perfect.
 
 
 
An old spice rack works well for some trim.
 The Paris plaque was a $5 find.
 
I used paper mache' to put old pattern pieces on canvas. 
 
 
 
Second area for sewing is on a cabinet for $25
 
 
All the shelves and containers were thrifting items
paint, paint and more paint.  
 
 
So that is a little tour of a place that makes me very, very happy. I just wish I had more time to spend in my room.
 
And..lastly my prize position, a $25 chandelier.
 
 
Hope you enjoyed my tour of my sewing room. 
 
Beverly 
 
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9 comments:

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I'm drooling, what a craft room!!! Love your sweet child's sewing machine, such a treasure!
Hope you have a GREAT week...
Blessings,
Cindy

Ann Krucek said...

great sewing room! I like the fabric stored vertically rather than stacked horizontally. Love love love that tiny sewing machine!! Looks like a wonderful place to create.

Dori at The Red Feedsack said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your sewing room!!! My husband and I are building a home and I have an upstairs loft room that will be my craft room. I cannot wait!!! Yours is amazing. (Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my Fresh Eggs sign!) ~ Dori C

Feral Turtle said...

What a beautiful sewing room you have. You did an amazing job! Cheers.

Donna Wilkes said...

How beautiful is this room! I have to pin this to my dream room list. I no longer sew, but love several elements in here. The small details are so delightful!

Marium said...

That is my dream sewing room! Amazing work. Thanks for stopping by Decorate Vintage. I'm so glad you did - I'm now following via GFC!

Barbara Jean said...

very impressive...and wonderful!

blessings
barb

The Victorian Tailor said...

Couldn't believe your pic of the machine and mention of Delineator, didn't think anyone knew of this puplication, I have several from the 1880's, and a little machine, your room looks beautiful and inspire's me as I am trying to redo mine also! Thanks, Celeste

Cathy said...

I LOVE your sewing room! My favorite is all the lamps and that gorgeous chandelier! Love the sewing machine under the cloche. How fun!

Cathy ♥