Get This Look: Tidy and Pretty Workbench

Wanting a little more pretty and a lot more zen in your work space? Create a tidy and pretty workbench for your garden, garage, or craft room with these 7 tips. (image via Better Homes and Gardens)

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Seven Pretty Workbench Ideas

1. Paint It

Pegboard is a simple and inexpensive way to organize all your tools and keep them handy. Spice it up with a quick coat of spray paint before mounting it on the wall. Use the same paint on other accents or organizing containers, like the small flower pots, to keep the area looking cohesive. 

2. Lighten Up

Add a set of clip-on lights for when you’re burning the midnight oil or just need a bit more light. Swap out the pendant light fixture for a clip-on socket set and these DIY insulator lights are an enlightening and stylish — and cheap! — solution.

3. Make It Pretty

Tell the men of the house to keep their paws off your tools by getting tools in your favorite color! Amazon has inexpensive basic tool sets in pink or light blue. If you’re dying for a hammer of another color, paint your tools like Organized Mom did

4. Keep It Close at Hand

Small flower pots on the upper shelf of the potting bench look adorable AND they keep twine, string, and other small tools organized and right where you need them. Paint them to match the pegboard and fabric curtains to pull the whole look together. 

5. Build It

A potting bench is a versatile workplace for any area of the house. Build one yourself with these great plans from Ana White. Stain it with a medium stain to get this look, or paint it a fun color to reflect your color scheme. 

6. Hide It

Use a simple fabric curtain to hide larger tools or bins on a lower shelf. Use the colors in the fabric to pull the whole look together, or create your own color scheme and paint some polka dot confetti curtains like I did for my daughter’s room. 

7. Organize It

Add some casters to wire mesh bins (like these I found on Amazon) to keep recycling, trash, or other odds and ends organized and out of the way. Print out some simple labels for the rolling bins and peg board organizers so that everyone knows what goes where. Stick them on using clear packing tape or contact paper to make them more durable. 

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More organized and pretty workbench inspiration:

green slat wall organizer and workbench, House and HomeStylish Garage Storage | House and Home

lattice gardening workbench, Good HousekeepingOrganized Gardening Workspace | Good Housekeeping

antique workbench with gallery wall, Paper Street AntiquesAntique Workbench | Paper Street Market

Need inspiration for other areas of your home?
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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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