Monday, May 7, 2012

Updating a Garage

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Well, Hubby finally had enough of the mess in the garage... and frankly so had I. So, I have set to work cleaning it up. It's been on my "To Do" list for... FOREVER! First thing I did was gather up some paint. Being frugal or cheap, which ever you choose to call it, as much paint as I had sitting around, I wasn't about to buy more to paint a garage. So, out came the five gallon bucket with about two gallons remaining of my living room color (Behr's "Sensible Hue"). I knew two gallons wasn't going to be nearly enough because that garage is big and the walls were in terrible shape. Plus, they'd never been painted, meaning they were going to suck the paint up fastt!

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I TRIED to find pictures on-line of garages to inspire me, but they all look like "man-caves"! Not that there is anything wrong with  that, but it doesn't fit around here. Hubby pretty much walks through ours and stores a few tools there. The rest is me and the kids. Fortunately, we have an barn-like storage building that holds most of his stuff, so the primary use of our garage is for my work & supply storage, kids stuff, and if I'm lucky, a car.

                                                                             Source: via Miss B.e.e. on Pinterest

My goal was to spend a little as possible, as always. So far, all I've bought is two new door mats, two quarts of Rustoleum - one white and one black, a roll of contact paper, two new large planters, potting soil and flowers. I'd say a total of about $140. I didn't spend a dime on wall paint. As I surveyed the mess in the garage, I realized I had gallons of paint from different projects left over. I decided to experiment and dumped every can of white, off white, and cream I had into the remaining two gallons-/+  left out of a five gallon bucket of my family room paint. Out came (by a small miracle) the greatest beige/cream very similar to SW Muslin that I love so much. Five gallons of (who knows what sheen - eggshell?) for free! Can't beat that:)

At this point, this is what I've completed:

  • Walls, doors, and trim have been painted (custom mix, Rustoleum gloss white and black respectively), 
  • loads of stuff taken to Goodwill and the dump, 
  • shelving reconfigured and organized, 
  • light fixtures cleaned & spray painted "Oil Rubbed Bronze", 
  • light bulbs changed out for higher light output halogens, 
  • blinds pressure washed and rehung,
  • windows cleaned (scrubbed - yuck!),
  • garage door pressure washed,
  • carriage style "hinges & hardware" cut out and applied to garage door,
  • sago palms repotted with larger pots with spring/summer flowers, and
  • new door matts bought.
Still to to:
  • Cut out and apply vinyl door numbers to garage/side entrance door and mailbox,
  • paint exterior lanterns,
  • paint exterior door trim,
  • hang curtain to hide shelving,
  • redo garage floor (that's going to be a chore!),
  • and lastly... create a "piece de resistance" clock for the back wall!

                                                                 Source: via Miss B.e.e. on Pinterest

                                                                             Source: via Renee on Pinterest

At this point I'm about half-way done. It's not been a speedy process due to everything being shoved to the middle of the garage,  moved to get to things, moved back again, and slow drying times with humidity, but I'm slowly wrapping it up. I'm also sick of being embarrassed by my completely untouched garage that is apparently the entrance of choice for 99% of the people who come to my house. If they prefer to use the side entrance, then it's going to look as good as the front:)

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  1. Lovely post!
    Really like the hooks by the door. Think I would like to copy this idea.

    God bless,

  2. Save enough of that paint to get your own custom formula!! As life will have it, there will be scuffs and dirt that get on those freshly painted walls. To avoid having to do it ALL over again, figure out a name for your new hue and write it down so you can get more in the future for the inevitable. :-)

  3. You've really saved a lot by mixing all the available paints you have. I would be doing that too when the time comes, I've got a load of different colors of paint here, I just hope I'd be as lucky as you to come up with a good mixture of paint color.

  4. Well, you don’t have to rush things when updating your garage door. Take it slowly, so that everything will turn out perfect. Plan everything before executing the things that you need to do. This will help you get a lot of things done in an orderly manner. Good luck on your next project!

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