I tend to be more reserved and an observer in life. That works for me most of the time but not in blogging. I realize I have to be more of a participant. So first I want to share with you where it is I go when my creative juices are flowing. So let’s take a peek into my studio and at my dream workbench!
I am extremely grateful for my little studio. Back in December we had to make a transition to a new home and I wasn’t even sure I would have one. You can read about it here.
When I first started my jewelry biz I wanted to have a workbench that would be highly functional. I wanted lots of storage and a sturdy top that could take a beating. I found one in a Handyman magazine and asked my hubby if he could build it. He said it was too difficult and probably very expensive. He was right my hubby, it was extremely difficult and costly, but not as expensive and buying one. The magazine said it would take a weekend…who were they kidding? It took us three months! A little over $700 and lot’s of headache but very well worth it!
The very first cut my hubby did wrong, he made the base six inches wider than it should have been. Uh oh. I realized I needed to be the foreman for the job, so we set out to build it together;) We then went on to built a chicken coop afterwards which was nothing compared to this beast.
The surface is made with glued and screwed 2×4’s. We filed off the top and then sanded FOREVER so the top is smooth and splinter free. The total dimension’s are 38″ by 76″.
I couldn’t find that old magazine, but I did some research for anyone interested in building the workbench and came across this website. It has better directions than the magazine we used and is the same design.
My office is right next to the studio, so it’s very functional and highly productive. Thank god because I am preparing for my largest event in September. A two day music festival. I have been very busy making ton’s of new designs and will be adding some to my Etsy store after the festival.
Can you see the jam on the desk? Every summer my sister and I do some canning and freezing. We just finished up making 64 jars of strawberry, cherry and plum jam. We still have lots of jars to put stickers and fabric on. Aren’t the stickers the cutest ever? I found them doing a google search here. Very adorable blog with lots of DIY and freebies.
So that’s what I have been up too! I appreciate you taking the time to read my post, and please feel free to leave a comment or question!