Garage Workshop Makeover Invites Newly Painted Drawers & Shelving to the ‘Stupid’ Party

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Drawers and open shelving...check! Sanding of all surfaces...check!

Drawers and open shelving…check! Sanding of all surfaces…check!

It might as well be a party with all the fun we’re having now! Storage, both open and closed, is exactly what I needed in my workshop. I love having easy access to tools and materials I need, but SO appreciate the ability to cram necessary-but-unsightly bits and bobs away into a deep dark drawer.

Yes! I did it!

How? Hm.

Well, all I can say is, making my very own drawer and open shelving system, pretty much from scratch, was like when I was 9 years old and saw a gymnast during a world championship meet perform a handstand on a balance beam. She then lowered herself by rolling onto her stomach, finishing in a “V” sit.

V-sit

V-sit.

I can do that!

Which is exactly what I did the next day in practice. My coach “Dee” looked on as I told her I wanted to show her my new trick. When I successfully finished this new feat, I glanced over and saw her eyes practically popping out of her head!

“Where did you learn to do THAT?!?”

My nonchalant reply?

“I saw it on TV.”

Boom.

With that same bravado, (naive as it may have been) and some fabulous help from today’s sponsor, HomeRight’s Finish Max Paint Sprayer, I thought I’d create and finish a drawer and shelving system for my new garage workshop. Why not?

So, without further ado…here’s what I did.

Stupid, right?

Step 1: I built the drawer and open shelving system.  (Click in for all the “wing’n-it” details!)

Drawers fit perfectly! Not too shabby for my first try!

Drawers fit perfectly! Not too shabby for my first try!

Step 2: Remove drawers, hardware and sand all surfaces.

Drawers and open shelving...check! Sanding of all surfaces...check!

Drawers and open shelving…check! Sanding of all surfaces…check!

Remove old hardware

Remove old hardware.

Sand old varnish away!

Sand old varnish and paint away!

Fill old hardware holes with wood putty, then sand smooth

Fill old hardware holes with wood putty, then sand smooth.

Step 3: Grab your trusty HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer and paint like a pro! Apply 2-3 coats for a super-smooth finish, then allow to dry for at least 3 hours or overnight.

HomeRight's Finish Max Paint Sprayer gives my drawers a pro look

HomeRight’s Finish Max Paint Sprayer gives my drawers a pro look.

See Also: How to Use the Rapid Clean for the Finish Max Sprayer (VIDEO)

Voila!

Painted pretty!

Painted pretty!

I love my easy access open shelving

I love my easy access open shelving.

Drawers and shelving is finished!

Drawers and shelving is finished!

I added the same hardware and paint color as my upcycled gym cabinet made from a trash’d dresser drawer to create a pulled-together garage workshop/gym space. Waddaya think?

29Finished gym cabinet

Now check out the FULL workshop makeover reveal!

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).