Thursday, May 31, 2012
Studio Update: Work Bench Makeover
So, I told you yesterday I was doing some work in the studio...
Instead of buying a workbench (or building one from scratch), I decided to makeover the current set of (really dirty and gross) drawers that we salvaged from our gutting-basement-project when we moved in.
To prep the drawers, I made a 30% bleach solution and sprayed the crap out of it, killed my brain cells from the fumes, then wiped it down and let it dry overnight.
Now the fun part --painting!
I live by the motto "just paint it white" for pretty much all of life's problems.
What do you do with an outdated house with horrid wallpaper? Just paint it white.
I messed up my painting masterpiece, what do I do? Just paint it white.
How do I get rid of the stains on my teeth from drinking too much tea? Just paint it white.
Don't paint those roses red. Keep them white!*
Easy life solutions, my friends. Take it from the pro.
While Boy doesn't agree with my solution to life's problems, I find that a blank canvas is my favorite kind of canvas.
So, I painted the drawers white.
And what makeover is complete without a little help from her royal highness, Martha? **
I replaced the drawer pulls with these beauties.
$50, very little work, and 1/8th gallon of paint later, I have a brand new work station to install hardware. Oh, we destroyed the original table top on the drawers, so I had to buy a better one that could withstand the force of Thor's hammer. Except I use a rubber mallet. Still. Add $10 to that. But I didn't use most of the paint, so really, about $50.
And I have 7/8ths gallon of white paint leftover for tackling more life problems!
Get excited, guys.
* Alice in Wonderland reference for those who were deprived of popular childhood movies... Boy.
** As in, Martha Stewart.