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Sunday, May 30, 2010

DIY Design - Garage Update

Gosh, it’s been so long since I updated on the DIY section.  I swore that I posted updated photos of the garage process… but I went back through all my posts and I didn’t.  Hmmf.  Go figure.  Anyway, we are moving along on the garage/game room.  I have a few photos to post of the walls and design process.  The workbench to house all the tools is complete, but The King Fish just needs to clean it up.  He’s working on installing 3 ceiling fans in the garage right now, so he’s busy using those tools!  BTW- We got those 3 ceiling fans on Craigslist for $20… for all three!!  Pretty awesome!  I will be working on our coat rack storage among other things.  It’s a busy weekend. 
We have a long table that we also found on Craigslist when we lived up North.  It’s been a junk storage table, but now it will be storing camping gear below, and a few items above (until they can be sold in a yard sale).  It’s a pretty wide table, so there is still plenty of room for working.  It’s going to become the model making table, and the snack table, and the hang out table.  Yesterday the King Fish took a break from renovating.  He, Tiger Shark and Jabber Jaw all built model cars.  When the King Fish was their age he was really into model car/plane building, so this was fun for him!  (The boys too!)  We have some folding chairs that they pulled up to the table, but I am thinking about getting these table height saddle bar stools.  It’s the one splurge I’m considering for the garage.  What do you think?
saddle barstools
Here are some more photos of the initial garage/game room in progress.  We hope to have it completed in the next month, and I’ll be sure to post before and after photos…..  :-)

            The King Fish showing Tiger Shark how to hang peg board.
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 Tiger Shark- pleased with his work.
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This began as a place to hang all their Nerf guns. 
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Ta Da!  A little more organization… not quite there yet, but much improved.
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The wall before a dingy white builders paint.   Garage May 2010 005

The same wall after a warm sand color is applied.
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The first of three Rubbermaid tool racks that we hung to organize everything.  Previously everything hung on about 6 nails. 
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And how the wall looks now.  It’s amazing how much stuff you can hang and get off the floor and out of the way.  Check out those strollers hanging!
tool storage crop
Stay tuned … tomorrow I’ll be showing an easy and fun way to show your team spirit!


Barb said...

Ah! Sweet organization! You are a girl after my own heart! In real life, I'm SURE we would be great friends!

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