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.
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