Well this is the final before and after for this side of the room. I have one more workshop project planned for the side of the room where the paint and wood is stored and then I’ll be so organized I won’t know what to do with myself (at least in my workshop). Since I haven’t even started that project, it might be a few weeks before it’s unveiled.
Well the easiest organization project this week was to simply string all my tape…the drywall, the masking, the electrical, the duct, the painters tape…they were all strung on an old bungee cord and hung on the wall. Previously, they were hanging from separate hooks on my pegboard. That freed up tons of space for regular tools.
When cleaning out the workshop I found this old piece of beadboard as well as the hooks and piece of an old spindle. The easiest way to get these out of my junk pile was to use them.
So, with a chop saw, I was able to cut the spindle in half.
The hooks were screwed into the beadboard, the sliced spindles were nailed onto the sides and with the addition of a piece of palletwood, a shelf was nailed to the top. How about that for a free 5 minute craft.
The shelf now holds a few pieces of rusty junk and the hooks house a tool belt and apron. When I remember to use it, the apron come in really handy when I’m painting. No matter how good my intentions are, I always manage to splatter paint on myself. Now, if I can only remember to wear the apron.
When we first made the workshop area over 20 years ago, we installed these old kitchen cabinets which my brother had pulled out of a renovation he was doing. The cabinets were as plain as you can get, not even having knobs for opening. Now these cabinets were getting a face lift.
First gave the cabinet a coat of primer to hide the green, then another coat of semi-gloss white trim paint.
A lumber graphic found over at the Graphics Fairy and bead knobs finished off the look.
The graphic was first downloaded to Publisher. The print was then enlarged to 30″x 15″. Printing for a piece this size takes 6 sheets of paper. I ended up printing on tissue paper. Tissue paper blends in really well to whatever you adhere it to. To get the tissue paper to feed through a printer, tape the tissue paper around a sheet of normal stock printer paper.
The logo was cut out leaving 1/4 inch border and modpodged to the doors. Since there was a gap of about an inch between the doors, 1/2 inch was cut off of each of the middle pieces.
A strip of the Lumber graphic was also modpodged to the strip of wood between the doors.
To find out how to make the beaded door handles visit my apothecary cabinet makeover here.
For task lighting, I put up an old IKEA wall lamp that had been sitting in the closet since my son had moved out..BOGSPROT…what does that even mean?
I have managed to keep my new workshop clean for about 2 weeks which breaks my old record by about 2 weeks.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
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