Today, we took the first steps towards crossing off one of the item on the chalkboard "to do" list... The workbench. We ventured out to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. If you don't know about the ReStore, you can read more about it here. Basically, they collect used building materials and furniture and resell it to help fund Habitat for Humanity projects. You can find some great deals there, but you have to go ALL the time because the good stuff goes quick!
Anyway, we found this tall wooden cabinet, and two metal cabinets there today for $25 each! These will make building the Hubster's workbench SOO much easier because now all we really have to do is buy some wood for the top (and maybe peg board) and put it all together.
Of course, I also found shelves and shelves of surplus spray paint and just couldn't resist. So, the cabinets will actually be a much brighter than intended blue. The color is a little shocking but kind of funky and it really doesn't matter because they will be in the basement anyway. My husband thinks that I am ridiculous for wanting to paint them at all but I can't stand those metal shelves as they are and have to do something to make them a little prettier.
More on the painting and assembly to come!