Do you dream of having this perfect little workshop in your own home?
But lack space and funds to pull it off?
Don’t lose heart.
You’re about to see my dream workshop in a garage reveal, created for free from all curb side finds!
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I’ve long desired a workspace that was absolutely me to a rusty ‘ol T. My ways are not the ways of most. And I’m ok with that.
So over the next 31 days, I’m going to take you on a little journey with me.
* I’m going to show you the kinds of things that make me afraid, and how I punch through them anyway.
* I’m going to show you how it’s possible to get excited about boring things.
* I’m going to show you how hardships are actually the beginning of your own unfinished story.
All through home decor. Crazy talk, right?
Thing is, I truly believe, we all start with this empty box, that is waiting to be filled with you. The real you.
Happiness is waiting! Are you ready?
And my new workshop is the perfect launching pad.
Ready for a crazy ride?
I kid. No wonder I didn’t want to build much.
ahhhh.. light, bright and pretty junky if I do say so myself! And no more fold out costco tables! Love the wooden table beauty found from the curb!
And how funky is that wall?
Remember that pretty aqua wood I picked up off the curb? I wanted to show case some of it in a special way and now I get to look at it every time I build.
The wall is really all about somewhere to attach hooks. But why settle for standard I say…
A little branch holds the yarn and masking tape. I even tried it out tonight. It rocked!
Finally! My hearing and breathing protection is near my saw, hanging off an antique wood planer.
Pallet wood tool organizer HERE
Even the storage fixes are made from reclaimed things.
A soda crate was the perfect little office / tool organizer.
Most everything served as a function. Even the wheel, if you count that its duty was to make me happy. 🙂
No. It’s a DELICIOUSLY RUSTY vintage toaster.
This little pallet shelf was pretty perfect for my collection of cordless drills and screws.
If you’d like to know more about the kinds of tools I love to use, visit 5 DIY must have power tools HERE.
Now WHY would one bury all that beauty in a toolbox cabinet when you can admire them all the time?
(The above 2 pictures are pallet shelf ‘befores’.)
A couple of antique drain covers were perfect for the bulk sandpaper.
Now… what’s going on here? Hmm… wall art? Pauline from My Altered State, I was channeling a junkier version of you here!
I did say junkier version… 🙂
With hooks for keys, hanging coats, rags, keys, and maybe a new shop broom. I like that idea!
Or the sawdust brush. Perfect.
I got the greatest gratification from finding great curbside things to store reclaimed wood. Aren’t they perfect?
I also created a rolling shelf under the main worktable. It allows me to push the table closer to my work station when needed, without carrying the load underneath. It’s very effective!
Underneath the table, I had a stack of tiles that were just too heavy to move. So I created a faux crate around them instead.
This post also includes tips on how to stack reclaimed wood to get the most room possible.
Now all that’s left to do..
This project isn’t quite done yet. More will come soon and be added to this post as it is completed.
I best get to work… 🙂
Have I encouraged you to get out there and see what you can do with the space you have?
See all instalments to date of dream workshop 2014 HERE.