With winter quickly approaching, we’ve come to a crossroads with our furniture projects. Come snow and wind, we will want to park our vehicles under some sort of shelter, and currently… the garage is the most obvious place (weird I know). So because our garage is housing multiple future furniture projects at the moment, we’ve gone through the garage together and narrowed down which pieces we plan on finishing in the next month or two. The rest we took to the unfinished basement for storage. BAM! We have room to park our cars!
We also noticed that we’re needing a new system for storing little things that clutter up the workbench. If a work bench was meant for storing stuff, it wouldn’t be called a WORK-BENCH. So Nick whipped up a little narrow shelving unit above the work bench. That way, all of our most commonly used items (spray paint, technique glaze, polyurethane, electric sander, etc) is close and accessible, yet super organized! Leaving lots of room for using the workbench to work!!
Next winterizing item on the agenda is the issue of climate changes within our work area. If you knew that I wear socks to bed year ’round, you would know that I’m cold blooded and don’t deal well when temps drop below 65. Not to mention the fact that wet paint does weird things when it’s cold. Not to mention Blanche and Lucile live in the garage and will likely appreciate livable temperatures. Not to mention, a dry-walled garage just looks better. So we’ve begun insulating!
We’ve been batting around the idea of actually heating the garage, but we’ll have to seriously crunch some numbers and prioritize our monies before we jump on that train. Our little Interior Design business has been so well accepted, that it might be in our best interest just to go for some heating in the interest of keeping things running smoothly through the winter months. We’ll keep you posted!