Some of my priorities for this space included being able to look out of the room to my children playing in the games area, storage for my supplies, and floor space for my son to be able to set up his train beside me as I am working. Otherwise he ends up trying to be right on top of my projects.
Here is my current sewing desk in its old home. This was originally a skinny dresser that we added osb sheeting to in order to create more depth as a desk.
The sheeting was sealed with gloss tile sealer, only because that is what I had available, but it gave the surface a smooth shiny appearance and sealed all loose chips so I do not snag any delicate projects.
I repainted the frame of the dresser a dark grey brown, and the drawers a creamy white. I also removed 4 of the drawers to make room for these great baskets that store the beloved train set for easy access and my projects in the works.
My inspiriation board and mail sorter were thrift store finds. I simply filled the large frame with cardboard and covered with fabric so I can easily post and remove ideas as I come across them.