It’s been a week, and I’ve shown you how I am getting organized in the garage by building a lumber storage work bench, and another lumber storage bench. I am not 100% done with this huge task. There are a few things that I don’t want to put back in the garage because it looks so neat and tidy. In fact every morning when I walk out there, I’m still taken by surprise by how it appears. It’s a good feeling! Bad timing, but I’m so glad I spent many 10 hour days cleaning it all up.
My garage is attached, this is the entrance from the house—I had already cleaned it up some before I remembered to snap a picture.
The same corner after. I have corralled the weathered fencing I use for my signs in a milk crate, with stakes for signs to the right in a vintage milk can. After this picture I implemented another mild crate where the yellow bucket is to hold wider dog eared fencing. What doesn’t fit in the milk crate, doesn’t come into my garage.
I took this picture before I did some cleaning in June.
I removed a couple of kitchen cabinets and added to tall storage shelving cabinets earlier in the summer. This is how it looks now. The vintage fireman’s bucket holds more stakes.
Inside one of the cabinets I used these handy Command Brand hooks to hold some paint brushes.
Some of the items still not in the garage: that orange thing use to be a bench. I have most recently used it to hold some lumber in a vertical position. Bottom left picture—the little blue cabinet in the foreground, and the handy work bench between the blue cabinet and the blue garbage can. On the right—we have a ladder. I also have about 4-5 milk crates.
Wanna see some recent finds from my own garage?
I posted this picture on Facebook over the weekend, and it received almost 600 comments when I asked if I should keep it or toss it. There were so many great suggestions. I believe the most popular might have been close between “wine cabinet” and “plant stand”. It’s smaller than it appears, less than 32” tall. It originally had a brown pegboard back on it, and hinges on the bottom. I suppose it was a trash bin. It has been in the same corner of the garage (by the little porch/stoop) for years. It held a milk crate on the bottom shelf and another on the top of the cabinet. The milk crates held cleaning supplies. Did you know I was a cleaning lady in another life?
Years ago I got this cabinet from my sister.
It held all my stains. I don’t need it anymore, so I feel a repurpose coming on….
This is another item I uncovered in the mess that was my garage. It’s a small cabinet I made to attach this antique cupboard door to.
I actually took a little time to do some building using some of these random 2×4’s.
Is the garage finished? No, but I think when you do what I do, it’s always going to be a work in progress.
Later this week, I’ll show you what I did with the 2×4’s. (actually this was a very stressful week that sent me to the hospital)
p.s. Check out these pics of my grand-dog Lucy. She spent several days at “Camp Mops”
She just HAD to have one of my hand weights to play with.
After I told her she couldn’t have this new toy.