Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Very Own Workshop!

I am so excited!!  I am getting my very own work shop.  It's not very big or elaborate, but it's all I need.   My husband made himself a shed a couple of years ago and I have loved it. It stores all our yard supplies and equipment, camping supplies, building supplies, and my hubby's tools. 
He is in the construction field so he has a lot of tools.  Well since I have been refinishing furniture
I have learned to appreciate and love many of those tools.  My hubby is thrilled
when we go to the Sear's tool department and I'm as excited about being there as he is.  Here's a picture of the front of his shed, I added the decoration of course.


Well, he decided that it was time for me to have my own space.  I think it was because he felt like I was taking over his space, or because after I cleaned the shed and he came in to get something, he maybe felt like I watched him too closely to make sure he returned it to the right place.  Here's a look at the start of my new "work shop".


I can't tell you how much I will love this space.  The one end, (I know it looks small but it will work) will be for spray painting, there's plenty of ventilation with the two windows we installed. The other end will be for storing all my tools and supplies.  This next piece of furniture is one of the best parts to the whole shop.  I purchased this really neat old buffet for paint supplies and for the counter top.  I was at a furniture bazaar and this pretty thing was there, and it was just what I was looking for.





I didn't want just the every day, ordinary cubboards in there.  I wanted one that had some personality, and this one has just that. I can't wait to install this and put all my things in it!!

 I also wanted a second cubboard, something smaller that I could move around but that also would have storage space.  I found this one at a  second hand store and knew I could make it work also.  I didn't realize how dirty it was until I got it home.  But thats easy to take care of with a little elbow grease. 


Maybe a lot of elbow grease.


The butcher block top was filthy, worse then it looks.  I got out the Goo Be Gone, and it worked great.
 

So what I did was clean her all up, sand, and then used ASCP Graphite on the top and the top of the shelves.  I then used Cornbeard yellow for the rest.  It was too yellow so I went a shade lighter and then glazed it with Min Wax walnut stain.  Here it is, and I really like it. 
 I finished by sealing the top with  rub on Min Wax poly.


  It will be so much fun to organize my tools and painting stuff and get it all put out where I can leave it.  I have it all in totes right now and that can be a real headache.  I'm am so excited about my new space!
I will post my work shop when it's all finished (did you notice how I call mine a "work shop", and my hubby's is a "shed")?  By either name, I'll take one of those.


Thanks so much for stopping by, I love your comments and new followers as well.

29 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new studio...you are one lucky lady. I look forward to returning to see more of the projects you will be creating there. I am your newest follower and grabbed your blog button. I hope you will join me as well and grab my buttons as well. Hugs, Gayle
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

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  2. Lucky,lucky you,that is lovely. I really like your cupboards,they look almost too good for a work shop,but heh us girls like things to look nice,don't we,even our workspaces. Can't wait to see the finished shed,sorry workshop :)x PS I am a new follower

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  3. What a great space!


    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  4. I can't wait to see your finished workshop. I love your cupboards, they are fabulous.

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  5. I would love to have my own workshop! But alas, no space. Our yard is not large so can't put it out there either. But I am so happy you now have yours. I really like the cabinet. I would love it if your share it at my 1st Sunday's Best Linky party. Hope to see ya there!

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  6. WOW! How lucky are you! And I'm loving the cabinet! Great work! :)

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  7. I have been BEGGING for a work shop for a while now. Maybe one day. Happy for you. Come visit me at my blog.http://whonewcreations.blogspot.com/

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  8. Just grabbed your button! Love the blog.

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  9. That is so exciting a place to call your very own, away from everything else. I am looking forward to see the finished product

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  10. So excited for you. Really. I became an empty nester, sort of, at least during the school year and I took over the old Nintendo/Playstation area of the house. I painted it a pale aqua, found a great desk, an Ikea Expedit and a great old cupboard for storage. I LOVE it and I know you will love yours too. Yay for the art cave. :) Thanks for linking this up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  11. Congrats to you having your own space! It is looking lovely :)

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  12. Love your cabinets! It rally does make a difference in our creativity when we are working in a space we enjoy. I am your newest follower. Love your blog. Audrey

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  13. oh how fun! I definitely want a workshop one day! Thanks for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  14. I have been dreaming of a "work space" for a long time. I just discussed a small barn with my husband and he agreed that we could "probably" do it in a few years. Just that he said probably makes me feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We decided that there will have to be a loft to store all of my art supplies and finished projects. I LOVE you shop! Have fun!!

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  15. i'm green w/ envy, you lucky lady! congratulations!


    amy

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  16. That's so exciting for you! I want one!

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  17. Wow... a place of your own! I can't wait to see what the inside looks like when you get it all put together.

    Thanks for sharing at this weeks party.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  18. Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have, in my link party at
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/

    Thanks,

    Peggy

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  19. So jealous of your new space to be! I keep telling my husband that I am saving up for an airstream trailer to put in the backyard just for me!

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  20. Very smart redo of our pieces and congrats on a space of your own!! sighhhh I only wish I had such a nice spot of my own!


    Thanks for sharing :D
    Visiting from Bunny Jean's BUNNY HOP linky party,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  21. Your excitement comes right through in your post, Sandi! What a great space that will be! I love the pieces you found to put in it, too. The colors you used on the island are great ~ it's nice to see some different ASCP colors used and how they look on a piece.

    Visiting from Inspiration Friday! : )

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  22. Wow, Sandi! What luck to have your husband build you your very own studio! That's great - congratulations! I can't wait to see a finished photo.
    xoxo
    Joy

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  23. Oooohhhh, how EXCITING for you!! Love your upcycle of the louvred door desk!

    Deborah (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...hope you'll drop by to say hi!)

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  24. Sandi... Just wanted to let you know that I've given you the Liebster Blogger award. Please stop by my blog on Monday to read about your prize! You really do some amazing stuff! :)

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  25. How exciting!!! Congrats and happy crafting!!

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  26. How neat to have your very own workshop! I love what you did with the cabinet! great makeover!!

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  27. How fun! We are all jealous (of the work in the garage crowd). Love the piece you shared. Great work.

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