Workshop construction is underway! We’ve been talking about building a workshop for years so it’s time.We went on vacation and came back to find out contractor breaking ground for the workshop. WooHoo! The JTS and I have been at the beach on a needed vacation. I didn’t take my laptop. I took a break from blogging, email, Facebook, etc. Just wanted to enjoy family time.
While we were away, the construction fairy came to our house. We’re having a workshop built. It’s going to be awesome. I’m soooooo excited. I’ll be sharing pictures of the workshop construction along the way…….starting today!
The photo above was taken from our deck on the back of the house. We have a really large corner lot so plenty of room for a workshop. This one is going to be big. It will have a bathroom with shop sink and a toilet. No shower or bath. There were all kinds of different color lines painted in the yard. I guess for, well I don’t know. Will wait and see.
View from the deck with Ray checkin’ everything out. It’s going to be an exciting few weeks. This is what we saw when we pulled into our driveway yesterday. End of day 3 of construction. Ready for the concrete to be poured at 6 a.m. tomorrow. Lots of progress for 3 days. The workshop is 24×36 feet. Pretty big.
We’ve talked about this workshop for eons. We finally had an estimate of the cost then we quit discussing the workshop. When our contractor called to say he could start on the shop soon, we cut and cut and cut some more and now we can have it built and still put food on the table!
This is the opposite end of the workshop. The workshop will have a garage door on one end. We call it the workshop/garage but it’s mostly a workshop. It will be used to store tools, motorcycle, bicycles, etc. and the best part…… storage and workshop space for my furniture projects.
When I started painting furniture we lived in Florida. We had a small apartment with a tiny balcony and I painted on it. Then we bought a house and it had a 12 X 16 outbuilding where I painted when the weather was bad but I usually painted furniture in the backyard. This building will be so nice.
The driveway for the workshop will come from the side street. Our home was built in the mid-sixties when the lots were nice and large, not little cracker box lots where you can touch your neighbors house from your bedroom window. Having a corner lot is a plus.
Workshop Construction Day 4
I think it’s amazing how the guys can get the concrete so smooth. I know it’s just technique but it seems complicated. I wish the grand kids had been around so they could mess it up with their little (and big) hand prints.
I’m so excited. The shop will be finished before we know it. I will have a place to paint and craft and the JTS will have a place for all his tools. He is Mr. Organization so I’m probably going to be in trouble. I can get a little messy. I start working on projects and go from one thing to the other. I get sidetracked easily.
Day 10 Workshop Construction
Progress so far……
The Horse Shoe above the door was unearthed while preparing the ground for construction.
I’d say that’s a good omen!
Construction Day no. 12
I had to feature our lucky horse shoe again.
The outside lights and outlets are finished, the garage door is installed, the gutters were put up today.
Workshop construction is on-going here at the Owen house.
A few pictures from today….
Hanging Sheetrock in the Owen Workshop
Busy two weeks coming up. Family time and vacation. FUN!
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