We Love Our Workshop
I don’t know if you guys noticed but I’ve been out of town. I scheduled a few posts for the time I was gone but not the usual number. My daughter who lives in Alaska flew to San Francisco to have some elective surgery and I went out to spend the week with her. The surgery was minor but she still needed someone to take care of her….read….keep her down. We stayed in a tiny cottage (refinished one car garage) in San Rafael. The weather was perfect. The temperatures were in the 60’s and 70’s for the most part. When we drove into San Francisco it was cooler but still nice. We also drove up to Napa Valley one day and the temps were higher there. I wasn’t ready for the heat when I got off the plane in Nashville on Tuesday night…but I was glad to be home.
One of the highlights of the trip was getting rear ended on the Golden Gate Bridge….and the car that hit us keeps driving…hit and run. I spent many hours on the phone and at the police station filling out forms. I got the license number of the hit and run guy. I bet he’s going to be surprised.
I also turned 62 while we were in California. Happy Birthday to me! My daughter will be 42 this month. Where does the time go???
One of my goals before I left for California was to clean up the workshop. I know….but I really did it this time. Notice all the open space in the top photo. The furniture waiting to be painted isn’t covered with my junk finds and odds and ends of stuff now either.
This is just the last of the garbage to be hauled away after the cleaning.
The vintage yellow metal cart and the things on it are headed to my booth at the shop.
I know you remember my coral chest of drawers. The top drawer sticks and we need to work on that before taking it to the shop to sell.
I also made the ribbon organizer. Miss Sofi has been crafting with my ribbons.
The long dresser is for my sister. She’s having a new house built and I’m painting this piece green. I need to get to work on it.
Some of the things in the workshop have been there forever….like the table and mismatched chairs. I plan to pull out the HomeRight paint sprayer for this project.
This corner holds all the ladders and sheets of wood. Notice the bear in the wagon wearing the bicycle helmet. Things get a little rough when Miss Sofi takes the kids for a ride.
Just look at all that space.
The pair of lamps are also for my sister. The vintage waterfall headboard and foot board are going to become a bench. The JTS and I discussed how we are going to make it happen. Now we just have to get busy.
I decluttered the countertops too.
Some of my fun junk stuff.
Another clean work table. The one table in the back is still covered with things to put away. I just didn’t get to them yet.
Do you think I have enough acrylic paint. No? That’s not all of it….really.
This is the chest of drawers Tenley (the oldest granddaughter) picked out for her room. She's in charge of painting it. She has already removed the original hardware and filled the extra holes with wood putty. The original drawer pulls are going to be replaced with knobs.
This end of the workshop is for break time.
Love my storage containers.
wood crate organizers
The wood fence panels are for staging photos.
Yes, the shelves are full of stuff but are mostly organized!
Another work area. When I walked in the workshop yesterday after being gone for over a week, I was surprised. It's been a mess for so long that's what I expected to see. So it was a pleasant surprise (insert smiley face).
This photo was taken when I was getting ready for the Coral Chest photo shoot. I move those wood fence panels and lean them against furniture then go from there staging the shoot. It is a lot of work. I need to show you guys some behind the scene photos sometime. You would be amazed the things I do to get a few good photos.
That’s it for the workshop tour. Did you see anything you like? Have you been to San Francisco? Have you ever been involved in a hit and run accident?
See you next week…..be good!