Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I Have the BEST Husband

...alternatly titled My Husband Built, Primed and Painted the Greatest Craft Workstation Eva (in one day).  But that was just a bit wordy.  On Day 1 of our long Memorial Day weekend hubs went to Lowe's at 7 AM.  By 7 PM I had an amazing craft workstation - built exactly like I'd asked. 





It's simple and has tons of storage space.  I'm going to skirt the base to hide all the unsightly hoarded clutter craft supplies that I can't display prettily.  The workstation is at 31 inches - a comfortable height for me to stand and cut fabric...or paper...or vinyl.  The top shelf is 13 inches high and the bottom one is 18 inches.  The entire station spans a little over 8 feet wide and since it's behind the door, it doesn't even feel like we've lost space in the room (bonus!)


Here's construction phase...

Lots of leveling...please note that they are both wearing a grey T-shirt, black shorts and workboots. 
Munchkin would totally grow a beard if he could :)


This is the work counter skeleton - its solid!


Hubs used MDF for the counter surface - we're going to get a piece of plexiglass cut to put down over it



The shelves were built using the same construction as the counter - they're 12 inches deep


Once the shelves were built, Hubs faced the off with 1x4 to give it more of a 'hutch feel'


And added a little crown moulding


And here it is before paint



We're painting the walls this weekend and then I'll just need to add all the finishing touches (aka the best part)!  I'm hoping to have it finished and ready for a full reveal buy the 4th of July.  Now my little Muchkin and I are off to IKEA to find some accessories and pretty storage :)


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24 comments:

HollowSquirrel said...

Love! Can't wait to see it filled and in use! Adorable pic of your two matching workers!!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

What a great nook to work in! Those shelves look great. Have fun filling them up!

Katie said...

LOVE IT! Now i'll have to talk my man into doing this for me!!!

BluBabesCreate said...

I want one. But I mean only the craft work station, not the hubs. One is enough for me!

Dacia said...

Awesome! So great you have someone who can build all that for you! Visiting from TT&J

Liz said...

HE HE HE! I have book marked this page so I show it to my hubs! :) Very Cool!

~Liz

Amanda said...

Looks wonderful, will be a great work station once all your craft bits and bobs are there!

Ashley said...

love handy hubbys! makes life easier:)
love your blog... :)
new follower
http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

Condo Blues said...

What a guy! I love that your son helped his Dad make it. I got an introduction to DIY the same way with my Dad.

Karina said...

Wow - that turned out great. Can you send him over my way. What a wonderful space to create in.

Stephanie said...

Great workstation-I especially like the fact that it is behind a door-that way you don't feel like you "lost" any space in the house!:) Can't wait to see the finished project.

very merry vintage style said...

I have craft space envy! Can't wait to see the finished product. Thanks for linking to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

How fabulous! Enjoy your crafting space!

At The Picket Fence said...

What a guy! :-) It looks awesome and I can't wait to see the final results. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Heather said...

Ill send you my address so he can come build my craft space!!! That looks fantastic. Cant wait to see it filled up!

April said...

Very nice! What a great hubby! ~April @ Wildflowers & Whimsy

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

What a fantastic start to a fabulous space. I love the upper shelving. Can't wait to see what's in store. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I am a little behind commenting - but I have featured this Sunday. Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope to see you there at the party :)

Brenbren said...

Saw you at Sumo's Sweet Stuff party. Love the new space. Can't wait to see how you fill it;) Come by and check my blog out at

www.therapeuticcrafting.blogspot.com

Green Door Girl said...

that is awesome!!!! Way to go hubby - where did he put this? It is a great use of space, I would love something like this also! :)

Terry said...

Sweet!

Ginger said...

Very nice. :)Following you from MMM. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on over on my blog right now. The most viewed link will win a set of fancy rectangle chalkboard labels. This week I’m co-hosting with Reasons to Skip the Housework…so links will show up on both blogs! How fun!

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Oh my, excuse me while I wipe up my drool! I'm a little jealous! Your hubby did a great job, what an awesome workspace! I'd love for you to pop by and check out my blog sometime, www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Katy Apicello said...

WOW! I am so jealous! :)

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