This week we focused on a lot of smaller projects so we could cross off a few lines on our to-do list, and I’m happy to report we tackled 6 of them! With one week left of updates until the reveal, we still have a while to go, but I can definitely see the light : )
First up, let’s talk more organization! The one thing our garage CLEARLY needed. We had previously been working with two white wire shelves that were hung (not on the studs to our surprise, thank you for not falling down while we were sleeping and scaring the living daylights out of me) next to each other on the back wall.
We decided to reuse them, but rehung them properly by screwing all of the supports into studs, and stacking them instead. The bottom shelf will hold bins for storage, while the top one will help make a dent in our scrap wood pile and store longer pieces.
With the big open space we now had on the left, we added our pegboard, and I’m already in love! I can’t wait to get all of our tools on those little hooks and raid the pegboard section at Home Depot. It’s my big plans for tonight, and I’m way too overly excited. Does this sound amazing to anyone else? Bueller? Okay fine, more wine for me : )
We managed to get the board painted in a light green (leftover paint with no label?), and are working on the DIY pendant lighting and frame to finish it up as we speak. The secret workbench project has also started, and needed more repairs than we thought- hence the clamped wood and missing top. It’s always something! Stay tuned for more updates : )
Back to the scrap wood situation, which if you remember from the before pictures looks (and still looks) a little bit like this…
Insert big eye’d emoji right here.
Last Saturday while M was out golfing, I decided to start on the scrap wood holder to wrangle all of this mess up and challenged myself to use only the wood in our garage to build it. What’s a challenge without another challenge : P
I started with old pallet wood and a piece of plywood to make the base.
Next, I gathered all sorts and sizes of our scraps and started building the sides piece by piece. After a couple of hours and 400 pocket screw holes later (kidding, kind of), it looked like this!
There’s room for small to medium pieces in the front, and the back will hold wider pieces like scrap plywood. I’m mid painting it and still need to add hardware and casters, but shared a little sneak peek at the color on Instagram last weekend!
Last but not least, we started on the bench for our mud room area. It’s not much to look at right now, but once it’s done it will be the most simple farmhouse bench made almost completely from (surprise surprise) scrap wood!
I’m excited to cross off a lot of the projects on the list below, and this weekend we plan on starting the floors! Wish us luck and see you back here next week for the last (gulp) update before the reveal!
Declutter aka take everything out and re-evalutate Paint walls, ceiling (repairs from a previous water leak) and doors
- Clean & paint floors
Add trim around exterior door
- Finish installing garage door opener (currently just hanging there since we originally put it up last year. oops) – halfway done!
Add shelving along right wall Add hanging storage/hooks along right wall Create scrap wood storage Add a peg board organizing system Rehang old wire shelves
- Revamp work bench as mystery project – add rebuilding to the list : )
Create mudroom area Build bench
- Update lighting – halfway done!
- Build gardening and potting area
- Add art and fun signage
- Be able to park my truck inside before Pure Michigan’s winter strikes… maybe : )
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