Josh and I have finally fully finished the move downstairs and now that everything is in place things are running much more smoothly and quickly.
I shot this video in the middle of the moving process, so don't hold it against me for looking tired and rather beaten up!
Just in case you're on dial up and can't view the video, here's some basic tips on improving the lighting in your sewing or quilting area:
Go to your hardware store and look for plug in florescent lights. You'll want to look in the under cabinet lighting section as this is where they're usually located.
You want to look specifically for "plug-in" lights, not direct wire. Direct wire is actual real wiring with wire nuts which can be intimidating, not to mention dangerous unless you know what you're doing.
You also want to look on the box and make sure the lights are "full spectrum" or "daylight" bulbs. These bulbs will not have the typical greenish glow of regular florescent bulbs, give you headaches, or make your fabric turn weird colors.
Plug in lights are very easy to install, but just in case the one you get is significantly different from mine, make sure you check the actual instructions in your box before installing it.
Usually all you have to do is take out the bulb and screw in 2 screws to secure the light to the wall or ceiling. You can then plug it in using extension cords to your nearest socket.
In my sewing/piecing room my plug in lights are very convenient because one of the sockets is controlled by the switch. So really it works just like walking into a regular room: flip a switch and the light comes on.
I really, REALLY recommend trying out these fluorescent plug in lights in your sewing or quilting space because it not only helps to see, it can also be much more inspiring.
There's something about walking into a well lit room that just gets those creative juices flowing!
I'm off to start reorganizing my downstairs kitchen studio. It's been a couple weeks since I've been in there and it's starting to look scary it's so horribly disorganized!
Let's go quilt!