Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Nest

I’ve been getting a log of nagging from people (and you know who you are) about posting pictures of the new house.

So, I thought I’d start with The Nest since that’s where I spend most of my time.

When you walk in, this is what you see.


My computer desk area is to the far left.


and if you continue around to the right, I had another desk area put in for an “applique station”.


I do the starch method of applique and it takes a lot of prep work, so I thought about how I could get it to work best for me. See the top drawer to the left of the chair?


Now, notice the cutting board above it?


I can pull it out and prep the applique pieces. I usually put a ceramic tile on the cutting board so that the heat doesn’t warp the wood. In the larger shot above, you can see my little iron and Ott light that make the job so easy.

Now, to the right of the desk opening…


I had a storage cabinet put in for large rulers and mats.


I love how they are so convenient but out of the way.

Continuing clockwise around the room, this is my design wall.


I had been chatting with Kathie about hers and she gave me some great tips. Mr. CnW made it for me. It’s insulation board with a frame on the back to strengthen it, covered in a flannel sheet. He hung it a foot off the floor (because of the plugs) and a foot from the ceiling. It’s hung in 3 sections and each section is 4 ft wide and 6 feet high. I’m pretty short, so I can’t reach the top of it so had to get a step stool. LOL I was worried that a design wall that large could make the room look kinda messy, but so far, so good.

Here’s a different view of it from the entryway.


Notice the chair? It’s actually a twin sleeper and really really comfortable. (and we all know that sofa sleepers are sometimes pretty stiff). When it was delivered, Mr. CnW said he wanted it in his den. So, I’m looking into getting another one for me (in red) and I’ll let him have it whenever I get a new one.

To the right of the design wall, I have my ironing station. I got the idea when Heather posted pictures of her Mom’s fabulous room. Mine isn’t as big as hers because I already have a big board that I’m storing in the attic and really don’t use all that often.


The part I love the most is the pull out for the iron to sit on.


All of the baskets that I’m using in the cabinets came from Target and they fit perfectly.

Here’s a view from the computer area on the opposite side of the room.


The door to the far left goes to the attic storage area. The next door is my walk in closet.


I’ve got a lot of organizing to do in there, but it’s nice to know that everything fits and I’ve even got a little space leftover. Shopping anyone?

The next door is the bathroom.


Not much else to say about that. LOL

Here are my books.


And the last wall is where the TV and storage chest are.


After looking at this picture, I think I may move some of the quilts to the storage bench. Looks kinda top heavy there. LOL

Here’s that same wall from my comfy chair.


So, that’s the nest! I’m loving it and definitely have my mojo back. I’ve been sewing up a storm and will share pictures with you soon. (I don’t dare promise a date…that’s for sure. LOL).

My only distraction is the view


and all the critters I see.


Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Hugs, Anne