I just took our dinner out of the oven. At 10 pm. Also, I smell a lot like a gym bag. But the shed is mostly finished!
All of our lawn equipment has a home. This is the side of the shed that used to have the armpit height bench running from one end to the other. So you can see the hockey equipment that still needs to get donated, but we will be able to get our lawnmower in and out now. All of the rakes are hanging over the lawnmower. I’m keeping them segregated from the rest of the yard tools so they aren’t turning everything into a snarled mess anymore.
Even better, now that the lawnmower and power washer won’t be living in the middle of the shed, we can get to the new and improved bench. It’s exactly as long as it needs to be with plenty of room for shovels and yard tools in the corner behind it. There is room for all of our power tools under the toolbox and even more storage below that! Best of all, the window is directly across from the tool box so some natural light will fall on it, instead of being behind it like it used to be. We have three of these old drawers and want to figure out a way to use them as drawers out there. One is for miscellaneous hardware, one is all plumbing and electrical stuff. The other one is still exploring it’s options. Below that are two bins that Loblaws used to sell. One is for drywall tools, the other painting tools. Now no matter which project you are working on you just grab the bin you need and go!
It goes right to the roof. Plenty of space for fertilizers, pesticides, motor oil and all of the stuff we use around here. It is so awesome to have a space for everything and be able to see it all at a glance.
There are still some odds and ends to sort through, and we’re considering another shelf over the toolbox. Myself I would like to add a pegboard, but as Matt says why spend money when we’re moving? Everything we did this weekend was done with things I already had and salvaged lumber. So the only money I spent was $20 on a bucket of screws, that now have their own damn home in the shed!
You know before the shed was such a mess I could never find anything, which is probably why I’m the proud owner of three caulking guns. Three! I also found at least a half dozen utility knifes, and said that we shouldn’t need anymore of those for the rest of our lives.
So I might spend an evening or two out there finishing up this week. After I get the housework caught up! Next weekend I had planned on jacking up the floor, but then today I discovered this.
I haven’t got a single extra tile either, so fingers crossed they lift up easily and I don’t have to redo the entire floor. Que sera, sera.