Garage Mood Board
Oh me oh my its here yall! This years fall One Room Challenge is officially here! For those of you who don’t know, the One Room Challenge is a 6 week room renovation challenge hosted by Better Homes & Gardens. Twice a year, some extremely talented bloggers get together to tackle one room & complete an entire renovation in 6 weeks. Its stressful but also a whole lotta fun!
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We started off by doing a practice run on our own when we renovated the office, that was mine & Justin’s first real big project together. We quickly realized we are less Chip & Joanna Gaines & more Ross & Rachel with him yelling “pivot, pivot” at me the whole time. In the end we got it done & remained married so there’s that!
After we found out we could handle a renovation we completed our first real challenge in the laundry room & just finished Eli’s nursery for the last spring challenge round! By now we should be pros but this year still has me nervous as we take on the garage. This will be by far our biggest project yet!
We decided to tackle the garage because it is honestly just a disorganized mess. It makes it hard to complete any other projects when your main workspace is lacking organization & super cluttered. So we are braving the still hot Alabama heat & making this garage our dream space.
Per usual I started this renovation off with a garage mood board to collect all my ideas & organize my mind a bit. After 4 cups of pumpkin spice coffee things start to run together at warp speed.
I decided the wall paint color will be Useful Gray by Sherwin Williams. The name itself is what I hope this space will be, useful! I will be also painting our current workbench & the shelves we are making a light gray.
My favorite part so far has been chosing the industrial garage lighting we will be using. I am still undecided, let me know which of those is yalls favorite!
We will be building an entire wall of shelving based on a plan I found at Modern Builds. We will be making a few adjustments & adding a Quikrete counter top to the workbench portion! They kindly sponsored this part of the project & we are thrilled to try out their Quikrete counter top mix & color additive! I have dreams of matching storage bins with clean labels dancing around in my head.
A long time ago we built a DIY workbench that we will be keeping for our woodwork projects. The plan is to add some cabinets to the wall to store paint, nails, etc. I also want to add a peg board for hanging tools.
There will still be a little space on this back wall, so I want to utilize it for a cleaning supply area. Hooks will be added to hang brooms, mops, & buckets. Maybe we will get really crazy & add a bench by the door, who knows.
On the last usable wall we will add these shelving brackets for scrap wood storage. More hooks will be added for ladder & shovel storage too.
This may not be the prettiest mood board I have created, but I am really loving how organized & clean this space will be (fingers crossed). Now the real question is can we finish this big renovation in 6 weeks!? Ahh the excitement mixed with nerves & coffee. Stay tuned & keep an eye on our stories for sneak peeks at what projects we are completing or screwing up!
Project To-Do List:
- Clean out garage
- Paint walls & ceiling
- Build storage shelves
- Quikrete workbench
- Scrap wood storage
- Cleaning supplies organizer
- Tool pegboard
- Label storage bins
- Add cabinets above wooden workbench
Let me know what yall think about our garage mood board & don’t forget to check out all the other talented bloggers rooms for some more design inspiration!