Next, it was off to Home Depot for some wall cabinets. When floor space is a premium, you go up the walls. Of course I measured twice, the space was 90 inches. Three 30 inch wide cabinets would fit perfect, NOT! When DH went to install the last cabinet on the left, it was 1/4 inch too wide! No problem, "The wall covering is 1/4 inch thick, we'll just cut a hole in the wall," I told him. After a little convincing, a little drilling, a little sawing, the cabinets slid (well it had to be pushed) in to place. Add some bathtub caulk to fill the little gap between the wall and cabinet, paint with gloss white paint, and I now have beautiful storage. Now, this is would not be my usual remedy, but in this case, it is the basement and it is MY quilting studio. The small gap at the top of the cabinets is perfect for storing extra rulers that are longer than 15 inches, shorter ones would disappear, never to be found again :(
See the brick hearth. It juts out into the middle of the room, taking up 6 square feet. My solution was to removed the back legs and replaced them with some shorter 4 x 4's. What was wasted space, is now my new cutting station with room for the serger trolley underneath.
This completes Phase 2. Next up, Phase 3 'The Laundry/Fabric Room.'
Til next time,