Heap of Change... The Workshop6:09:00 PM
My workshop is far less than ideal but I'm making it work.
This is the before...
In a small corner of our unfinished
basement you will find the Homeroad workshop
and it is quite the unorganized mess!
When I work I have trouble
putting things back. To say I'm a little messy is an
I've used this area for Homeroad projects
for almost 5 years now. A place that until the Heap of Change Challenge came along, may have
stayed looking like this.
My friends encouraged me to hop on board with the challenge and the fact that my internet and TV were down for 3 days helped in my decision to get started too.
Small changes made a big difference in this small space.
I began with paint, I painted over the mess.
This long folding table holds my supplies, notice
I used it a lot for painting too.
A quick coat of chalky paint made it look like new!
The workbench got a facelift too. I removed the saws and gave the workbench, (actually an old door atop a TV cabinet found on the side of the road) a coat of chalk paint
to make it fresh and new again...
Almost every organizer, table, box and bin has been found, repurposed, or created by me. Ladders turned shelves, side of the road finds, and old pieces of furniture hang on the walls to hold tools and supplies.
The craft and supply area has cubbies and boxes that have been scavenged, repainted, and repurposed.
A large white shelf was
added for this challenge to organize the organizers.
I store my paint in an old drawer turned shelf and a cabinet
snagged from the neighbors garbage.
By the way old Coffee Mate Creamer containers work
great as paint containers!
A table in the center is a place to sit (but I don't)
and to use as a work table. I added castors to the bottom
of the table legs so it can be pushed out of the way if needed.
The wood pile got cleaned up and old broken
pieces tossed to the curb.(again)
This workshop is a work in progress... While it is better
organized and heck of a lot neater than a few days ago,
there is still more work to do.
Next week an electrician is coming to talk about
adding some much needed bright lighting to the space
and a clean, soft vinyl floor is next for this area.
Also a slop sink is on my wish list.
As always, I'm up for a challenge and
getting this workshop together will
help keep my future Homeroad projects organized!
Update... The new lights are in!