I teased you with news of a big reveal, but then delayed this post because I just had to share the news of my Living Etc. feature.
We have given our garage a makeover! Check it out:
We have been planning this makeover for awhile, deliberating color choices and ogling other garages. Hubby will be fixing Charlie, our DIY’d Dodge Colt, so we can race him and Hubby needs a nice space to work.
This is what the garage looked like when we bought the house. The mess was included in the sale price, apparently.
|The mess the former owner’s left us.|
|After I tidied. Better, but still dreary.|
Tidy was a good start. Fast forward two years and we painted the garage a pale grey/blue. It is cheerier than grey, more dirt-hiding than white but pale enough that it doesn’t look like a nursery. The paint chip is by Valspar, but we color-matched it to a primer/paint in one.
Some shots of our work in progress:
With the garage painted and slightly less cluttered, Hubby built an awesome storage unit using Blu wood. It is treated to prevent fungus and termites, which isn’t really an issue for us. I’ll be honest: I pushed for the treated wood because it is turquoise. It worked out to be $15.00 more for the whole project, but it saved me the time and effort of having to paint or stain the wood. I’m going to beg Hubby to do a guest post and explain how he built the storage shelving.
The chipboard was the trickiest to paint. It took a few coats and it isn’t perfect. We have plans to paint the floor and step a dark grey, but that will have to wait until next spring. For now, the garage is brighter and more organized which makes it seem spacious. Success.
Charlie in his new home. Is it just me, or is he smiling?