You know what my workshop needs? A hammock. I’m obsessed with hammocks lately and it might be because I’m so effing busy that I barely have time to sit down, much less lounge around drinking umbrella drinks. But I’m thinking maybe once it’s dark all of the time, and we’re covered in snow, then I am definitely taking some time to relax. Even if I have to do it in my soon-to-be-heated workshop.
Until that happy day, I’ve got a few other things to look forward to. One of them is that I NO LONGER HAVE TO LOOK AT RUST-CABINETS.
Know why? Because THIS.
Oh, I know, I did a half-shitty job with the paint, and one of the cabs is missing a drawer and all of the things. It’s not perfect. But you know what it doesn’t look like anymore…
Yeah. So I won’t be complaining.
I had limited time to devote to any kind of projects this weekend because it was my dude’s birthday…want to know what to get a fabulously bearded guy for his birthday? Zombie survival kit. It has an axe with a knife inside it, okay? Plus, Spam. Anyway, after I made him homemade meatballs and ravioli, and spent 7 hours kayaking over the weekend, there wasn’t much time for other things, but I did manage to get a coat of satin red on the upper cabs, and a couple– eh, one and a half–coats on the bottom cabs.
Originally I painted over all of the handles and it was driving me a little nuts (I don’t know why, of all things, this is the one that drove me nuts….you should see my kitchen right now) so I made a quick cardboard and tape template and sprayed them all silver.
It’s not perfect, but I plan to tear most of the bottom cabs out at some point so I’m not too fussed about it. (“At some point” being anywhere between 1-5 years from now, depending on my mood and if I ever start the damn kitchen renovation.)
The only thing I plan to store in them between now and then are my empty tool cases…
I know, I’m weird.
Since I like to be able to see my tools, but still want them organized-ish, I bought some metal containers at target. I was hoping for multiple sizes, but these seem to work okay for piling in my hand tools.
This corner still needs some help, but it’s getting better:
Next up will be hanging the pegboard behind the bench-top, building a lower table for my router table and drill press, and installing this…
So, here’s the thing. People have mixed-feelings about woodstoves in woodshops, mostly because sawdust can ignite, and, you know, fireballs are bad for your general health and well-being. So I thought about this for a while and did some research, and then I remembered that I’m the girl who drinks beer and plays with power tools… not exactly the most cautious person who ever existed. And I’d really like heat in my workshop, and I have a whole lot of wood to be burnt in my back yard, so I’m going to give it a try.
There’s a long weekend coming up so I’m hoping for just a little more time getting the shop in order, and then finishing up some of my ongoing summer projects, before I move on to bigger and better things. (Which either means the kitchen reno, or laying immobile on the floor for a few weeks… TBD.)