Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A giveaway, a workbench and a clean(er) garage

I won a $50 Home Depot gift card (and some awesome outdoor cleaning supplies) from Stacy at Not JUST a Housewife and I knew what I wanted to buy with it before it came in the mail!

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Home Depot had this wood workbench for $69!  I saw Karen here at Sew Many Ways talked about this bench so I went to the Home Depot looking for it, checked it out and it was perfect!  First I had to make room for it…

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So, on this beautiful day, I started to clean out my garage.  I swept up this pile of stuff…yep, that’s a frog mummy and that’s entirely fake money.  Lots of flat marbles and a vintage tootsie roll.  That was just the highlights…

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So anyway, I digress…I dry walled one who side of the garage (with the help of a friend who got me started), replaced the insulation, added some insulation and painted it all up.  Eventually I want to dry wall the entire garage so I can work in there year round.

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I gave away tons of stuff, sold some stuff and cleared off all sorts of shelves.

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I found this wooden crate on wheels that my son had some play guns and toys stored in and cleaned it out and put all my wood scraps in the crate.  It rolls and is larger than the Rubbermaid tote the wood scraps were falling out of!

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I reinforced the bottom of the crate and oiled the wheels and stacked the wood inside.

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May not be pretty but it did the trick!!

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Here’s the finished project with the new wall behind it and everything stored neatly.

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And here is the workbench, I hauled it home from the store in the back of my Toyota Corolla…it’s seven feet long.  It comes out of the box and unfolds and is ready to use!  I painted the horizontal surfaces (with paint left over from the walls) to protect them.

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The blue light in the pic above is just a plug-in swag I found 80% off at Hobby Lobby.  It was $11!  Works perfectly…I screwed a cup hook into the shelf above the work bench. I also have a stylish drop light for more lighting if needed…bet you want one too, huh?  So anyway, it may not be gorgeous, but it is a great work space for me with lots of room to create!  And hey, did I mention it was only $19 for me???  Oh, plus tax of course!

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Some of my first projects on my new bench…

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More about these later…

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I will be linking to some of these great parties!

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6 comments:

Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

Beautiful! What a fantastic space to work. I love the work bench, and the crate on wheels for wood scraps in perfect.

Cathy Compeau said...

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Kathy Moreland said...

This is great! Can't wait to hear about your crafts you are doing. Love your work bench!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Great project!

Shelly said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing on DIY Showcase Sunday!

Shelly@Minettesmaze

Kelsey Poofy Cheeks said...

I wish my garage space looked like this! Yours seems so inviting and mine seems so .... well BLAH! :)