Something has bothered me every single time I pulled into my garage at night...
It wasn't the general mess or lack of organization even, although I'm not proud of that either.
*for the record, all of that junk was already moved to the center of the garage in this pic. We could actually park in here:)
It was those walls. Those unpainted, chaotic looking walls.
Everyone said I was crazy when I would vent about how terrible the walls looked and that I planned on painting them. Lucky for me, Justin knows that when I get an idea in my head, I mean it. So, he didn't fight my neurosis.
Justin's dad has a buddy that paints houses. He very kindly donated a 5 gallon bucket of white paint to my cause. The best part is that Justin and his dad actually painted the entire garage themselves. I didn't even have to clean a paintbrush. Score.
I should mention that before the painting began, we did clean out the garage a little bit. We finally sold the china cabinet on Craigslist that had been sitting in the corner for a few
years. Every item, no matter how small or big got moved to the center of
the garage floor. Then, the walls were hit with a shop vac and the floor swept.
Bam! White glossy walls. No more sheet rock peaking through. Now, we have a clean serene space.
The door into our house looked especially bad, once the walls got a fresh coat of paint. Our cream-colored doors and trim looked dirty and dingy next to the white walls.
I broke out leftover black paint from our front door makeover and got to work.
You may have noticed that at this point, I decided to start priming and painting the stair rail.
At this point, the temperature in the garage was a sweltering 100 degrees, so I didn't get to finish the door surround or the stairs...or the actual door:(
The garage was looking much better and we hadn't spent a dime!
This in-progress shot shows how much of a difference some paint can make-
A huge thank you to Justin's dad for all of his help!
We Justin couldn't have done it without you!
Phase 2- Install of DIY workbench, shelving, pegboard- Coming Soon!
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