Make this free up-cycled workshop!
Do you dream of having this perfect little workshop with great tool storage solutions in your own home?
But lack space and funds to pull it off?
Don’t lose heart.
You’re about to see my dream free up-cycled workshop created from all free 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.
* How it’s possible to get excited about boring things.
* 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?
Workshop – before
I kid. No wonder I didn’t want to build much.
Dream up-cycled workshop – after!
My creative AND free up-cycled workshop is now a reality! It’s positively infused with all kinds of up-cycled workshop storage and organizing ideas, and yes, it was absolutely free thanks to all the curb side finds!
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 now hung near the miter saw, hanging off an antique wood planer.
This little pallet-made cabinet houses my safety glasses. It’s cute AND functional and chimes in well with the atmosphere.
Don’t you just love all those junky hinge details?
My all time fav tool storage piece is the enhanced pallet shelf for tools. It’s a pallet that’s outfitted with some components from other things making it perfect for power tool storage! Accessible, and cool to look at too! And yeah. Free.
Pallet wood tool organizer HERE
Got a chunk of pallet handy? Make it into a hammer hanger!
This was a fun one! All that was needed was a jigsaw and it was made in minutes!
Stacked crates and shelves provide loads of tool storage and organizing ideas!
Love the little sections in the vintage crate, perfect for sanding sponges, tape measures, camera lenses… well, those are going back in the house!
And.. that’s a vintage toaster stuffed into a coin crate that’s holding the pens by the way.
Most every little storage shelf serves as a function. Even the wheel, if you count that its duty was to make me happy. 🙂
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… 🙂
This little wall feature made entirely from wood scraps, pallet wood, any reclaimed wood along with antique tools for hooks, it’s cool, collected and handy!
Or the sawdust brush. Perfect.
The greatest gratification came from finding great curb side 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.
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