Recently I was cleaning out the garage, a task that had been hanging over me for quite some time. As expected it was a good opportunity to get rid of things. I believe in sharing the wealth, so I dispersed items through various locations - Goodwill, Craigslist, a church thrift store, friends and curbside with a sign that said Free.
All of this sifting and sorting uncovered a table in the far back corner of the garage. I remembered vague discussions of a workbench in the garage. I didn't have a good recollection of it but always thought in terms of an oily table with a bunch of tools. What I discovered had a little more character and charm.
My first thought was I needed to find a good home for the workbench, but the more time I spent in the garage, the more I became attached to the wooden table. I toyed with the idea of using the workbench in my work space, but I dismissed that notion. The workbench was too big, too clunky.
Then one day I did some quick math and realized the workbench really wouldn't take up any more space than the standard brown table I was already using. It was settled. The workbench had a new home.
This work surface is much more interesting than the boring brown table.
It has a built in tape measure and all sorts of information on nails, screws, bolts, washers and nuts, wood. These days my work is just a little more interesting.
My color inspiration this week comes courtesy of our annual blueberry picking. There's just one rule in the blueberry patch.
Pick only the ripe ones.