Good evening quilting friends! Tonight I want to share a project that my husband and I completed three years ago because it is still relevant AND useful today . . . my DIY cutting table. Maybe it will provide inspiration to a need that you have in your sewing room!
In the summer of 2012, we did some rearranging and de-cluttering in our home, and a spot opened up next to our family room where I could create a dedicated sewing and crafting area. This new spot allowed me to enjoy my sewing or scrapbooking and still be part of family conversations and TV viewing. It also meant I finally had enough space for a real cutting table.
I found a really cute $30 drop leaf table at an occasional shop near our home town. With both leaves up, it had just the right surface area for a large cutting mat, with a little extra space on all four sides. However, it was too short. I\’m only 5\’ 7\”, but I was bending over to do my cutting. Not an ideal situation!
During the de-cluttering and rearranging episode, we purchased a larger dresser for my teenage daughter. Up to this point, she had been using this pretty birch dresser which was a hand-me-down from my parents\’ cabin. We brought it downstairs and had the idea to marry the two pieces somehow, creating a cutting table with storage. You can see how thrilled my husband looks at the outset of the project. 😉