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The Owen Workshop Just Got A Little Cooler And Neater

The JTS and I have been in the workshop installing ceiling fans. Yea!

ceiling fans installed

New Ceiling Fans Installed

For you newbies here the JTS is my hubby also known as The Junktion Technical Specialist, JTS for short. He is the head tool guy. I love working with a drill and sander but the table saw, not so much. He usually handles that job.

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I’m in the process of downsizing my collection of furniture and junk in the workshop. Do I plan to quit junkin’ and painting? No way. I’m just going about it in a more organized, planned, fashion. I hope to keep only 3 to 4 pieces of furniture at a time and also only limited amounts of small junk.

The Owen Workshop Just Got A Cooler

By small junk I mean the little rusty, fun items I find on my junkin’ adventures. I decorate with my junk treasures and  stage furniture photos using a few of the finds. Some of the treasures I just like to look at. It’s hard to get rid of this stuff but I know I will find new junk to take it’s place. Maybe just not as much…..at one time.

a look at the petticoat junktion workspace

Now that I’ve got a plan I’m painting things as fast as I can and hauling them to my booths (2 booths) to sell. I have to say that I’m a little embarrassed and I feel bad about taking up all the space in the workshop. I forgot how large it was until I started moving things out in a big way.

My poor hubby, I’ve been using all the space up. He’s never ever complained about me taking all the room. Now he can put more of his stuff in the shop and have a nice place to work on mowers and other equipment.

work area in Owen workshop

I moved one of the work tables to the end of the shop by the garage door. Now I have a large table space to work on my small projects. Nothing I love better than opening up the garage door and letting in the natural light.

You can see in the top photos how empty the workshop is now. The photo below was taken a few months ago when things were really piled up.

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workshop disorganization

installing a ceiling fan

Another nice thing is the addition of the ceiling fans. The JTS and I spent one afternoon installing 3 fans in the shop.

ceiling fans installed

When we had the shop built we didn’t have heating and air put in….budget reasons. Now those ceiling fans circulate the air and make things a lot more comfortable for us while we’re working.

The complete installation details with tons of photos (featuring the JTS) can be found by clicking…. The Home Depot Blog

You guys have a great weekend. I promise not to have so many posts next week.

Disclosure: This project is a collaboration with The Home Depot. All photos and opinions are 100% my own.

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Oh, what I’d give for a space a quarter of the size of your workshop, Kathy! I have been wanting to paint furniture for two years but I just don’t have a good ventilated space to do it in. My garage is detached and even if it were cleaned out it would only be useable in good weather. (I know, complain, complain, complain!)

    Anyway, I’m glad you have your workshop so you can do cool projects that I can read about on your blog! You’ve always got something interesting to share and I enjoy everything you post.

  2. I love your husband. He should write a small handbook for how husbands should treat their wives for a happier life. He is simply the best.
    Great job on the workshop~you will enjoy the fans.

  3. Lookin’ good! I know what it’s like to share space with a buddy. We both like to quilt/sew and play with paper. We have one room — the master bedroom with an en suite. We must have room for all the sewing supplies and craft supplies in this one room. Before we moved, I downsized the craft stuff considerably, and we had weeded out the sewing stuff already. So, it fits — creatively. We just might have a little spill-over into another room, but it is all manageable. We had to clean stuff up for the in-laws to visit, but once they’re gone, we will go into creative mode again. Every time we vow not to let it get out of hand, and it always gets to mass overload. Then we clean and start again. Creative time is something we need, too! I’m glad you accomplished your goals.