Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Baby you can park my car

The garage is done!  Well, as done as it will get.  It is, after all, just a garage.  Jury is out on whether we will paint the floor next year.  Or fix that classless glassless window.  The garage is old, sinking in one corner, and a good amount of moisture comes in from the floor cracks and the lower portion of the walls, so we may just leave it.  Here's the craptastic before again:

And the pared-down and painted after:

Our garbage cans have a new home in a little alcove next to the back porch that was not being used for anything.  So, that means.....we now have room.....for CARS!

I did throw out quite a bit of stuff, but I will admit that I also put some household tools, folding tables, and miscellaneous stuff into the basement because it really didn't need to be outside getting rusty.  I found a great deal on totes to hold alot of what remained, the big ones were 4 bucks at Home Depot, and the small ones along the bottom were 3.50 at Menards! 

The black areas are a little project I wanted to try.  I taped off rectangles, used posterboard with the middle cut out to cover the rest of the totes, then sprayed them with chalkboard paint.  I haven't gotten to the little ones yet because I did this backwards, and those babies are FULL so I don't want to empty them out to lay them on their side. 
After it's totally dry I will be able to write what's in the totes without removing them because they are pretty heavy with stuff.  It was a pain, so we'll see if I actually use it. 

Thank goodness it's all over, it's feeling like Forks cold and rainy around here!


  1. :O WOW!

    Seriously... WOW is all I can think/say. SUCH a vast improvement! Nice job!

  2. Your garage looks SO good. The paint makes a huge difference. I bet it feels good to be done. Good job!

  3. Parking your cars in the garage - what a concept! :) It looks awesome! All your hard work paid off... now you can relax and enjoy your Thanksgiving!

  4. It looks great, Sara! I love the idea of the chalkboard paint on the totes! I also love your little "Holy crap, a car can fit in here!!" You crack me up! And you're a designing genious! To anyone else reading this, I'm the friend that owns the condo Sara's been working on. I can't wait for everyone to see the "After" photos! She's done an awesome job! She truly is gifted with making a house a beautiful yet practical home.

  5. Isn't it nice to have parking space. Looks great ... and love the idea of blackboard paint on the storage containers.

  6. Looks fantastic!! Great idea with the chalkboard paint.

  7. I love the camping chairs hanging in a row. This garage looks nicer than most homes I've seen! Your whole home is beautiful!


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