Friday, July 31, 2015

Sewing Room Addendum

A lovely reader had a couple of questions about my sewing room post, so I thought I would use that as an excuse for another post.

One of the questions was how my spools of thread stay in the spice shelf.

As you can see in the photos above, each shelf is slightly lower than its edge and safely nestles the spools so they don't slide out.

I purchased the rack at a furniture consignment shop where it was labeled "Vintage Spice Rack". It may not actually be old, but if not then someone went to a lot of trouble to make it look old.

I had to lighten the above photo to show the raised lettering across the top "Herbs & Spices".

Another question was about my tools and what I do with my hacksaw, pictured on the left.

I find that a hacksaw is pretty handy, but mostly to saw off the backs of decorative knobs. The knobs/drawer pulls, such as those pictured above, were purchased at Hobby Lobby and come with very long "stems". Once the knobs are screwed them into the wood, I have to saw off the excess. My husband usually takes pity on my extended sawing and takes them to his garage to saw them off more quickly with one of his man-saws.

I replaced the standard white wooden knobs on this shelf with decorative ones. I had to saw off the excess stem so the unit would lie flat against the wall.

Here is a drawer pull I installed on a drawer in the nightstand next to my sewing table

Here is what it looks like on the inside of the drawer. I had to leave a little bit of the stem sticking out and need to cover the sharp raw edge, because it is a drawer I open frequently.

The rest of my day will be spent finally getting started on the Little Joys Quilt-Along - how will you spend your day?


  1. Hello Linda! I really enjoyed this post..... some great tips and ideas!! I love your new look sewing room and the vintage spice rack for your sewing threads is a fabulous idea! Hope you have lots of stitchy fun this weekend! :) x

    1. Thanks Christine - I hope you have some great sewing time this weekend too! :)


Thank you so much for your comment. I will reply to you right below your comment. :)