This is my guest room closet. I needed a sewing nook more than a guest closet. So I had the doors taken off. The closet was painted the same color as the guest room. The rod was taken out. Then this piece of plywood was cut and fitted at table level. Note: this can be easily turned right back into a closet. You just lift the plywood out, put the rod back up, and put the doors back on.
I was lucky enough to already have this rolling plastic cart that I store much of my fabric in. It fits right underneath the left side of the sewing nook underneath the plywood.
I already had everything I needed to equip this space in a matter of hours.
The shelf was already there just above the clothing rod. And that was left in place, as it is a handy spot to stack boxes of odds and ends and smaller pieces of fabric and such.
Aren’t these darling pin cushions? I ordered them from very talented women at Etsy.com.
I didn’t need much space. So this worked out perfectly.
I added a lamp that is on an extension cord, so I wouldn’t have to have an electrical outlet installed.
This little shelf I picked up in a junk shop. I bought some toile fabric at Hobby Lobby and used spray glue to affix it to the back. It fits right on top of my table top so everything is in easy reach.
An easy project. And you gain space to put all your sewing things, so you don’t have to look all over the house to find what you need when you want to sew on a button or hem a linen.
As I said, this is a small guest room. The smallest bedroom in this house. But there was plenty of room for a double bed, a night stand, and a large dresser.
But I rarely have guests here. This is actually more the “cat room.” See Bonnie? She knows I’m in their hangout. And has come to plop herself on the bed and claim ownership. I think she wants me to turn the lights out and leave now.