So we mounted our old cabinets on the garage wall, and they didn’t quite strech over all the wall space we were hoping for.
Not to worry. Nothing wrong with a little open shelving in this house….
This project is very similar to the shelf we built over the door to our master Bedroom last year…….and visually mimics the Ikea Lack shelves that we attached to the side of the cabinets over the washer/dryer.
We love consistency in this house……….
Here’s the space between the wall mounted cabinets. About 30 inches.
We started with a few scrap 1X2s cut to fit the shelf. Using a level, we then screwed them to the cabinet sides and wall. Right into the studs. This will support the weight evenly. If we just did the sides, eventually they might sag in the middle.
For shelves, we hacked down 2 of the old laminate shelves that used to hang over the washer/dryer. Laminate surfaces are great in a garage because painted shelves would just get scratched with all the action.
I’m really glad that we could reuse the older shelves.
The American Indians have an mantra that we in the Cavender house try to live by too,
“Every part of the Buffalo”
They got everything that they needed to survive from buffalos (technically Bison, but I digress) ……..food, clothing, tools, weapons and even housing. Not a single little part of the animal was wasted.
It’s very possible that the Native Americans were the first hoarders.
Added a couple of 1X2 strips to the front just to make them look thicker…and I filled in the cracks and nail holes with white kitchen/bathroom chalk.
Remember that Crate & Barrel outlet down the street? Found these lovelies there a few months ago…
See where this is headed now?
Great place to wrangle all those oddball things that we need in the garage; extension cords, electrical supplies, shop towels, and even rubber gloves. Out in the open, but still organized.
I’m thinking about adding another white trim piece just under the counter top…….. I think I’ll go do that right now.
We’ll see y’all later with more of our easy garage organizing ideas.
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Hi there! I’m curious what the red storage is above your open shelves…is it something you made or bought? If made can you link the tutorial if there is one??
Hi Krishel, those are 2 C-shaped medicine cabinets from Ikea……maybe from about 10 years ago. I pulled them out of a friends trash heap, mostly because they were red, and have been using them for tool ever since. I don’t think Ikea sells them anymore, but you may score one on ebay..or possibly at a thrift store…..