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In the summer, there just isn’t enough space to hang ‘stuff’. We have a pool so towels are always an issue. I’m becoming mean. When my kids forget their towels, I make them run through the garage. Instead of letting them trail water all the way through my house!
Every family needs more space to hang seasonal items. Towels in the summer. Different weight jackets during the spring and fall. And, can you have enough warm clothes and accessories in the winter?
I have, what I think is a great idea! Right by my door to go into the house, I have a big space on my wall. I’m extending my mudroom into the garage.
Actually, part of inspiration comes from one of my neighbors. She treats her garage as an extension of her home. It’s spotless. And, it is decorated. A seasonal wreath or some other pretty touch.
Ummm, I had to start with cleaning the cobwebs all over the wall and especially where the wall meets the ceiling. Let me tell you. Nothing more fun than vacuuming your garage walls and ceiling when it’s 100 degrees out! Seriously, when your garage is clean, so much less dirt gets tracked in the house!
One of the main things I wanted to do was differentiate that piece of wall in the garage. I had some leftover paint that I loved, so I taped off and painted a big section.
I decided I was going to do a big recycle/upcycle project here. Those tend to be a little more physical work and time but are often the most rewarding! All the reaching up, with the cleaning, patching, sanding and painting lead to a few sore muscles. I turned to my trusted pain reliever of choice. Advil® takes care of my aches and pains every time!
I found some pretty unused baseboard in my basement. And some pretty hooks. And, as I mentioned earlier, I had the paint already.
Let me share something amusing with you. I guess I’ve been using my husband’s tools a little too much. One day I asked him to PLEASE bring home the power drill so I could use it. He went out and bought me a drill! Every time I look at this project, I’ll be amused that it was the catalyst to me getting a drill of my own.
Isn’t she a beauty?
I’m not quite done this project yet, but really wanted to share some of it with you.
I’ve been learning a little more about drilling! For example, if it’s really hard to get a screw into the wood, drill a pilot hole with a drill bit that’s a little thinner than the screw. Then the screw will go into the wood much easier.
I can’t wait to show you the finished project! It’s not perfect but it’s a big step up from what we had in the garage! It also gives me a little space to store some necessities that often get misplaced. I’ll share all the details of how I did this and lots of finished project pictures when I show you my final project.
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