Hey Friends! Please forgive me for missing yesterday's post! I am working on a commercial this week which means long and early (yuck) hours. On top of that I am writing two guest posts for other blogs. Here's a sneak peak of things you will see very soon on some blog friend's sites.
Tim and I started a design business in our home 3 years ago. We're not the type of designers that hire things out or buy everything off the shelf. No, we like to make things with our own two hands. Sometimes when I look back I am amazed at how many projects we took on with only a carport and a living room to use as a workspace. :)
Our media console being built under the carport.
Wood for a client's wall being planed down outside in the elements.
And while I'm sure our neighbors are sad that they won't be looking at half finished projects when they arrive home from work everyday, we are very excited to expand into a place with a ton of covered and concealed work space! :)
You never saw the laundry/tool room in our home. Some bloggers choose to show off their mudrooms/laundry rooms but we never did. . . probably because it was overrun with tools, paints, and let's be honest- dirty laundry! :) Anyway, now we've brought all that stuff to the new space and figured out very quickly that we needed to organize and acquire more shelving.
Luckily, not long after deciding we needed to search for some shelves Tim found an all metal unit sitting out by the curb! Now, I know some of you are probably too dignified to do curb side pick-ups, but Tim and I will never be too proud to forgo a fantastic and free find! So, we loaded the piece up and happily headed to our new home! This is what the piece looked like when we first hauled it home. (Once again I forgot to take a before pic until after I started painting- originally the whole piece was the dirty white.)
Now, most of the shop space will be based solely on function, but there is one corner that I plan to pretty up just a bit! :) I think it is important to have a work space that is inspiring and interesting. You can't imagine how much it will help your mood! Anyway, at first I was just going to give the piece a new coat of paint so it didn't look so dirty and beat up . . . but then I did something I often do. I went for a rainbow finish!!! :)
Oh, I just love color! Now the piece makes me smile when I look at it! I almost want to leave it empty so I can enjoy all the color it offers. But, that would not be very practical. I did think that it would be the perfect piece to house paint on though. So now each shelf holds paints in the color family that it is painted! When you have tons of paints and stains like we do, this organizational effort is very helpful!
Anyway, the "pretty" corner is still being pieced together so I'll show that to you some other time. Tune in for an incredible "Inspire Me" series post tomorrow!