I used B-I-N 2 which blocks smoke. I painted everything on this sewing machine stand, even the underside of the drawers with it. I then used C-I-L Smart3 Furniture & Cabinets Melamine Finish. Both this products were amazing.
I made sure to not place the sewing machine on the stand until it cured for a week. This way the new table top should hold up to years of use.
I went to Rona where they had scrap lumber on sale and then they cut it to the sizes I needed. I made two bookcases and screwed them together and then trimmed them out so it looked like a built in.
I had built a base to cover the bottom of the fireplace so I could sit the bookcase on it. I made a shelf cap of the top mantle as well so I could place my books there.
The bookcase is filled with all my purse hardware, the boxes above are zippers and webbing for the handles on the bags. I can now find everything I need to make a purse quickly.
This is the room as you walk into it with the main work area.
I have all my machine set up in the one area like a triangle I can use one chair and roll from machine to machine.
The cutting table is right there as well and as you can see, so is my row of cupboard that my husband and I made up.
Someday I hope to have working ceiling lights in my sewing room. So for now I have a lot of floor lights and clamp on lights.
I'm very lucky to have a sewing room for myself. I love sewing in this room now. I'm very happy with how everything turned out and that I have enough room to have things set up the way I like too.