9 – Stacking reclaimed wood for airflow, and hiding stuff with a faux chest

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Vision watching a cartoon. All these looney tune characters are trying to stuff an itty bitty building full with heaps of reclaimed wood. So they toss huge bundles over their shoulders, and darting at road runner speed, they huff and they puff and they PUSH the stuff in. Upon impact, the wildly bulging building separates at the seams for just […]

Ammunition crate workshop cabinet

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Little crates have a special place in my heart.  Or… in this case, an ammunition crate workshop cabinet! I purchased this cute little ammo box from the flea market in preparation for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market. But may I admit here and now, I priced it high so I could bring it back home again? […]

Pallet hammer organizer for the workshop

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Loving upcycled organizers really makes my job easier. It really means, no matter what additions are used, they just work! Such as this rustic pallet hammer organizer for the workshop. Remember these middle sections from my last pallet hunt? <— click to see how I cut these out Well, the hammer hanging from it proved to be a natural. So I needed […]

Wood storage cart under a farm table workbench

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The big pie in the sky plan this weekend was attempting to get to some garage sales on Saturday and the flea market on Sunday to start shopping for The Olde Farmhouse event. But with my son not feeling up to par, I knew it was a stay at home kinda weekend. One more setback sealed that deal… The […]

Historic Route 66 stencil with pallet wood storage cabinet

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With my speaking engagement fast approaching on Saturday, I belted out another project as part of my speech. It appears that this week on the blog is gonna be signs. Next week a dollhouse. Funny how deadlines pave the way, no? 🙂 This was a fun one! I can always use more room in the […]

How to distress a new shelf into a dumpster find… with a video

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Today was deemed a family day, so I didn’t have time to work on anything home bound. And that doesn’t make for very interesting blog material… Something I’ve learned in the past 31 days of writing so much is to ensure there are pictures stored up, so a new story can emerge any time. I’m […]

24 – The little woodworking workshop that could

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It was my first official full blown workshop day since this area got worked on. In other words, I made a ‘real’ mess. It was pouring rain for most of the day. But I didn’t care. I had this lovely overhang to work under for all the sanding. Great view, with a dust free indoors.  […]

Toolbox paint storage paper roll caddy – by complete fluke

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Nothing excites me more than finding super easy fixes for things I need. Since I’m still putzing around in the workshop, this toolbox paint storage paper roll caddy is exactly what I needed! LOVE it when stuff like this just happens. By fluke. You caught that this was a toolbox, right? HILARIOUS how my little reclaimed wood toolboxes […]

Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet shelf

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I cut myself a deal. Whatever I’d put in my single car garage turned dream workshop, it would be: #1. Unique. #2. Super easy to make for others to copy. #3. Hopefully, quite possibly free. #4. Very me. And I do believe I’ve achieved that with this one. Organize your tools on an enhanced pallet […]

Drywall repair for junkers… hello reclaimed wood

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When I brought this curb side reclaimed wood storage rack into the workshop, did you notice the holes in the wall? During my renovation, there was major wiring done to the house. In order to either locate or install the wires, lots of cutting into the drywall went on. I personally had NO interest in […]