Make your available workspace work!
Blog by Denise Bryan
One of the reasons I joined Kim’s Upholstery was to learn a new skill that would be useful and money-saving for my family. Let’s be honest: I like nice things. If you’re acquainted with the phrase “champagne taste on a beer budget” you speak my language. I have an eye for good quality, vintage things, and I’m constantly remaking my world. This kind of decorative hobby can be very costly if you don’t have some DIY skills, and this is exactly why I joined Kim’s Upholstery’s Membership.
As my skills have grown over the years I’ve been proud to be asked by my adult kids for help with their projects. Recently, before visiting my son in Virginia, I was asked to make a cushion for my two-year-old grandson’s climber. Apparently, when they bought the climber they could have ordered it with a cushion so it could be flipped over and used as a reading nook. They didn’t think they wanted the cushion … until they did. Alas, the cushion is not sold separately.
“Mom,” he said. “Since you’re coming anyway, do you think you can bring a sewing machine and just make a cushion for this climber?” (Just make a cushion. Just. Make. A. Cushion.) Diy cushion here I come!
My kids wanted my grandson to have a reading nook! They want to encourage READING! What self-respecting grandparent would decline to help create a READING nook??
“Well, of course I can! Of course!” I said.
“Make It Work” in any workspace!
So off we trekked from Michigan to Virginia armed with a sewing machine, a nursery fabric remnant, and some tools. I set up my sewing machine on a folding table in their basement, with cardboard on the carpeted floor as a work surface. The climber sat nearby for my reference. My tools were in a shopping bag. I used a yoga ball I found in the basement as a chair. Remember Project Runway? I heard Tim Gunn’s voice in my head, “Make it work!”
What could possibly go wrong?