Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Something different.............

This post is still relating to quilting but a different angle. 

I just have to share with you something I was so excited about when I was designing my sewing room.  I took one section of the cabinets and designed a Murphy’s table not a bed but a large cutting table.  Purchased a large cutting mat to go on top so I could cut anywhere on the table I wanted.  Don’t let me fool you because you go where there’s space open to cut!!!  I just loved it.

Now I’m not a carpenter so if my wording for certain parts are incorrect I hope you still can figure it out.  The table would disappear in the cabinet and held up with latches.  When I wanted to use it I’d pull the latches and slowly lower the table top and secure the legs with hinges I had mounted.  For the top of the table I had taken some Formica that I had left over from a kitchen project.  My kids also enjoyed this table top because they could use it for homework, putting puzzles together, craft or school projects, really anything.  One problem? It was always full of my projects when they needed it but I would just move my projects over.  There is always room for another project or two, ha ha.  It just seemed that this table didn’t get put in the closet too often.

Now did I make you jealous? 
Well I better confess up!  I did have this table in my sewing room but then I moved.  I got to use it for about two years.  My son is now using the table for multiple projects so it is still being used.  I moved to the country where I grew up, the home place.  I really like country life but do miss my sewing room and the Murphy’s sewing table.

So if you’re designing your sewing or craft room and have a large space think about a table like this for you!  I bet you’ll love it as much as I did.

What sewing room or storage ideas do you have? Maybe you have an idea I could use in my sewing room that I'm designing in my country home!

 Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Connie! I came across your beautiful table on Pinterest and was wondering if you have any plans for this design? My husband and I just moved into our first home that has built-ins similar to yours and my first idea was a table exactly like this! I just didn't know how to go about it. Any help would be great! Thanks!!