What I didn't realize was the degree to which it would become a cluttered mess.
K-ster fashioned one table for me out of leftover parts from the greenhouse (there were not meant to be any leftover, so it's kind of weird that we had some...) and then we put some old screens on it. It's always been a royal pain because the screen are ripping and nothing was ever level, etc.
I had fashioned a table out of cinder blocks and a piece of an awning but cut myself on the corner more than a few times, and it was a hazard because if you put heavy things on one end, the other would flip up like a see saw.
And then we have some random benches and a picnic table that someone was throwing away.
Clutter seems to follow me no matter what I do, so the greenhouse had quickly become a catch all for anything garden related and once plants were put in it, it was deadly walking around and not banging into something.
Determined not to buy anything, but to reuse things, I didn't get very far in the organization because nothing ever suited my needs.
Plus it's a pain to clean up, isn't it???
As luck always has it, a friend of k-ster's was closing up shop and had some shelves to give away.
I decided last night was the night, so once the sun went down, I got to work.
First, I had to take just about everything out so I could walk around and move things. I think we currently own about 50,000 pots of various sizes.
Once I got everything out that was going to move, I took out the piece of awning and made a new shelf there.
Then I made a second shelf below the one that k-ster made so that I could store all of those pots. Like in my house, if it's sitting right on the floor, it's a disaster. If there's a shelf, it seems to be neater.
So, with all of the new tables, the center is nice and open. I can't tell you how many times I was tempted to vacuum....
And with the 4 leftover shelves, I might be able to make headway on my sewing room...