Soon after I finished my very successful pantry makeover, I decided I would allow myself to take on one major project a month. Sure, we’ve come a long way since the girls and I decided to finally tackle The Hoard in the Holy Loft.
Just in case you never saw (or don’t remember) how bad it was, here’s a picture of what we had to deal with. It was my worst nightmare come true.
So we had this loft conversion, because we wanted to turn Bad into Beautiful. And we are succeeding. Slowly, but steadily. We now have three bedrooms and one bathroom-to-be in the loft.
And this corridor, which was badly in need of some TLC.
But I had a vision. I knew exactly what I wanted in that dead end of the corridor, and believe you me, it was grand! I wanted a wood workshop.
So that was going to be my project for the month of April. Most of the materials I needed, I had on hand, so I didn’t even have to spend a fortune to make my dream come true.
On the first of April, I got the bottom shelf attached to the walls.
Day three: Supports and one door added to the structure.
On day four I remembered we still had this old wall cabinet that came from my man’s granddad. I always loved this little beauty, so I hung it on the wall.
I placed a shelf in the lower cabinet. Should have done that before I placed the worktop, but oh well. Let’s consider it a learning experience.
Day five, and another wall cabinet is coming along quite nicely.
So guess what happened on day six?
Yup. I attached peg board against the wall. Because a workshop is no real workshop without a pegboard. Attached it to a framework so it stays slightly off the wall. After all we will want the pegs and pins to go in properly, won’t we?
Also, I broke a ton of small, thin drills. I should never have made the mistake of buying the cheap ones. I hate it when my drills break.
The next day I got out the paint.
On the eight day my wall cabinet was back in its proper place and I got started on painting the doors and the front of the cabinet.
However, this is as far as I got. The next day, DD-21 had a tonsillectomy and since her room is adjacent to our new wood workshop, I decided not to work on it at all during her recovery time.
Two weeks and nothing gets done on the workshop. Not a single thing. That kinda sucks, but my daughter is more important than the workshop. So I found other things to do. Besides taking care of my daughter’s needs.
Thankfully, there’s still plenty of other projects I want to get done.
Are you curious yet?