It’s here!!! My workspace made almost entirely of junque is finally ready for le debut.
If you have been here a while, then you know how OUTOFCONTROL that part of my home can be.
The last few months have been almost unbearable. Emma and I both have tried to work in there. We could barely walk in there! Last week, we spent the first day completely taking apart the massive furniture cube and photographing each and every piece. Here it is again if you missed it at Trashy Tuesday yesterday.
Then we pulled the old workbench that I had found for free, outside. It is now a potting bench!
The day we started our project, I actually found this huge dresser, without drawers. I brought it home, not even thinking it would be replacing my old workbench. Emma and I realized it would make perfect storage for the dozens of things we use. A six inch high container fits in it perfectly! Emma knocked all the drawer supports out. We then set to putting all like minded things together, and put them in containers. We haven’t labeled them yet, we are sort of waiting to see how we “live” with it. This is the sort of before:
To increase the size of the work top. We used all junque wood. Cut them to fit and screwed them down to the top of the dresser.
We cut a piece of peg board down, one went over the work bench:
And one went on the side. Perfect place for my brushes!
Which leads me to my paint…….I used all scrap wood, from wood I had found for free! And shelf supports I had found for free! We moved all my CeCe Caldwell’s products to the shelves to separate them from all the other paint products and things I have on hand. The shelves are painted in CeCe’s Santa Fe Turquoise.
I used medium sized garbage cans on wheels to corral long pieces of scrap wood, old drawer fronts and trim:
There was room between the new work bench and the existing shelving to store frames, mirrors and long items like shutters (all this stuff was constantly leaning against spare wall space and I could never see what I actually owned:
Oh yes, and that rug???? I found that rug the morning we were starting the project too! I turned down a different street than I normally do after dropping kids at school. It was shoved into someone’s recycling bin????? I actually am in the process of Redouxing the rug with a drop cloth, will share that next week!
Now for the after of the work bench! I painted the work top with a wash of CeCe’s Destin Gulf Green. The base, I painted a mix of Kissimee Orange and Traverse City Cherry to get that gorgeous Coral color.
And here is what I see when I go to work in the morning!
I would say that is a vast improvement from my previous view:
And just for added Showoffness today. Here is how the shelves look for all my other stuff:
And finally, just so everyone knows. This is a paint shop. It says so on this official form I picked up out of a dumpster about a year ago. But my name is not Roland, and only have one son…..