Combining the households of 2 grown men is not an easy task. Like we did a little over 2 years ago.
Our garage, just like yours I’m sure, was a total dumping ground for everything that didn’t have a place in the house.
Get this, we actually piled all our crap to the ceiling in there.
It’s almost too embarrassing to show…but I’m gunna show you anyway.
Told ya, pretty awful.
But where else are we supposed to keep our taxidermy bass? or “See Rock City” bird house? or the old theater seats?
We did manage to keep a small (someone call for a Hoarders intervention)path from the door to the outside world.
After just about 2 years of sorting, …….and adding shelves, …….and donation trips to Goodwill,…….. and putting stuff on the curb……….we managed to get to this point…
Not too bad, but not something we are particularly proud of either. We still can’t fit a car in there. I don’t even have a picture of all the “stuff” pushed to the side out of camera range. The mess is mostly contained, but the whole place is still so…… unfinished. The walls and ceiling are just plain 1970′s sheet rock. They never even did a tape-and-bed job.
We had to do something to make it feel like a “room”…..and we needed a jumping off point. Like this peacefulness…
Mixed with this anal-retentive organization….(like I even have to tell you that it’s from Martha Stewart Living)
A little modern, a little vintage, a little wooden, a little functional garage……that’s where we were headed.
And what did we like the most about our 2 inspiration photos? The wood, that’s right.
Fencing cedar is pretty cheap. About 3 bucks for an 8 foot board. Every time I made a trip to H-Depot I picked up 10 boards. 30 bucks a pop, not much of a bite. We used it before on the front of our house to make thick columns and cover the ceiling of the patio. Both projects we are still just Ga-Ga about.
To this, in a few hours….We still need to trim the door in white moulding. And add the cedar crown moulding. (Crown moulding in the garage, aren’t we fancy?) And Jamie has something planned for that door to the kitchen too. The wood tone distracts too much from our B-U-T-ful cedar.
I can not live without my air compressor and brad gun…. Best Investments Ever..
After the kitchen remodel, we saved the old upper cabinets (in the garage natch’) to wrangle in some of the clutter. 2 of them went over the washer/dryer (y’all can see that amazingness here)…..and the others we hung along the foundation at a perfect counter height. They are shallow, because these are upper cabinets and only 11 inches deep, but that will keep the garage looking more open.
Here’s the upcycled kitchen cabinets hung along the base of the left side wall….
And after taking the cedar along that whole wall and adding the cabinet doors. Notice how the sprinkler control and electrical panel were painted khaki to blend in with the cedar….Pretty clever, an I right? Who wants to see things like that? Not us. That’s for darn sure.
This is just the beginning of this “Mind Blower”. Wait till y’all see everything we have been working on out there.