Monday, August 12, 2013

Garage Overhaul...


This may be a boring and uninspiring post for many, but I'm excited about this project. Generally speaking, our garage has been my husband's domain. He's gotten many tools and other man toys to fill it up over the years, but we've never really had the inclination to organize it really well until now. A few weeks ago we were cleaning it and realized it was in desperate need of an overhaul. In Colorado the code says a contractor must insulate and drywall the walls of a garage that are adjacent to the house. For the 20+ years we lived in the house we'd never finished off the other walls, so we decided to start by having the framed walls in the garage insulated and drywalled. The hubs and I insulated the walls ourselves. I also applied the first coat of primer on the ceiling...


 
Then we had our handyman install the drywall. You can see in the photo below where the old drywall (that was never painted) has yellowed with age. I can't wait to get that covered with primer and paint! Here are the new walls taped and puttied...



This project is going to take some time because we have to move the items from the garage from one side to the other to complete the task. I don't think the neighbors would appreciate our moving everything in our garage to our front lawn while the project is getting completed. ;o) Today I put the first coat of paint on half the ceiling and primed half the walls...



Tomorrow I'll finish half the ceiling with the second coat of paint and paint the walls that I primed today. I'm using a silver gray on the walls of the garage. I'm hoping the gray color will be more scratch resistant than white because, after all, it is a garage, and it will get scratched.

I'll post about this project again in a couple of weeks when we we put up the cabinets.

4 comments:

Reno said...

Definitely NOT boring or uninspiring! I'm looking forward to more. And since I'm commenting- I have to say thanks for your patterns and fun projects. I enjoy reading your blog and have used several of your tutorials.

lefty.rollins said...

Since we live in Colorado, we have one of these same "halfway finished" garages. I was just talking with my hubby about insulating and putting drywall on the unfinished half, so your post was very timely for me!

Just one question: Did you put any type of texture on the walls and ceiling, or did you just prime and paint directly on the drywall?

Gail Wilson said...

wow! what a pretty garage that will be. :)
mine is just concrete blocks. very ugly.

great job Suzanne! (and the hubs)
gail

Suzanne said...

I'm just priming and painting directly on the drywall -- no texture on the walls or ceiling.