This is it! The final week of updates before next week’s reveal. I can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel, but we have so many projects left to finish, we will most likely be working right up to the deadline- nothing a little luck and wine can’t fix : )
If you’re here from Calling it Home, welcome! We’re taking on our garage for the One Room Challenge (check out week’s 1, 2, 3 & 4 for all of the details) and are DIYing most of our space. After all of the mess we’ve been dealing with, I’m happy to share that we finally cleared almost everything out and have a blank canvas to re-organize!
Just don’t look in our living room…
We cleared out the space this past weekend so we could finally tackle our stained floor. A few hours and a lot of scrubbing later, we were ready for epoxy paint. But, alas, as with all projects with a deadline, of course something went wrong. Womp womp.
We wanted the floor to be a mid-toned charcoal color, but the first attempt came out much lighter than the swatch. So, back to the store we went (for the 4th time that day, no big deal) to grab a darker color for the 2nd coat. Luckily, all of the running around was worth it, because now we absolutely love it!
Here’s a picture from Instagram that we shared of the colors side by side:
For some reason the floor is showing up blue in a lot of the pictures, but I promise it’s dark gray! And yes, those are my work boots : P I’m so excited that our big dilemma was fixed so easily, which left time to finish up a few other projects on our list.
For starters, we added a top to the bench we shared last week and stained it with our new favorite custom stain color- equal parts Special Walnut and Weathered Oak. It’s got a weathered wood look to it that we now want to add all over the house!
We also added the frame to the pegboard, stained in the same color, which really helps make the plain ‘ol pegboard look more finished.
The last project for our pegboard wall is adding pendant lighting, which I’m going to DIY using an inexpensive clamp light, some metal venting material, and an industrial light cover. Right now it looks awesome in my head, so I’ll keep you posted on Instagram this weekend on if that actually gets translated into real life : P
And last but not least, we got a fun delivery from Rustoleum who provided the products to finish up our workbench!
I’ve already started on our fold up workbench, and so far I love how easy and quickly the product goes on. This is the first time using their quart sized paints (I normally grab the spray paints and go to town), and definitely won’t be the last!
The 2nd workbench will also be painted in the Ultra Cover gloss white, and I can’t wait to share the finished product next week! Keeping our plans a secret has been a tough one : )
What’s next? Oh, just about 3 weeks of work that we have to finish this weekend, no biggie. I have also added making over this found chair to our list. Nothing like adding projects at the last minute!
And here’s where we are on the good ol’ to do list:
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
- Stool makeover
- Add baseboards
- Update lighting – halfway done! We’re in the midst of hanging a new light provided by Parrot Uncle. They have some fun options for decorative indoor hanging lights and fashionable pendant light fixtures, so it was easy to find something we liked!
- Build gardening and potting area
- Add art and fun signage
- Be able to park my truck inside before Pure Michigan’s winter strikes… maybe : )
Despite everything we have left, I’m still more hopeful than fearful/sweating/shaking in my boots : ) We’ll see you here next week for all of the pretty pictures!
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