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Old September 18th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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After one boring night of searching around the internet, I stumbled upon www.garagejournal.com. After looking through a few pictures on there, I was hooked! I have been sick of the crappy layout of my garage and decided to redo it.

To start things off, the awful before picture.







Please note, those were taken on a bad day. The one thing that I do like about the garage and I plan to keep and expand on is the peg board. I hate digging through tool boxes/chests, and am a strong believer of every tool having a place. I love the peg board because every tool is out in the open and easy to find. My plan for the layout (not set in stone yet) is to have the left side be the "bay" for the Jeep and the right side to be the work shop with a work bench. Below the Peg board will be cabinets and some kind of countertop with my PC on top. I have plans of putting a TV in here some where just not sure where yet. In between the bay and work shop I would like another work bench on wheels that can be moved.

Heres a pic of the peg board that is currently in there.



First step was to get the garage cleaned out enough to start the paint process.



The previous owners of the house had dry walled the garage but didn't tape and mud one side. So it was up to me to finish it. Here's a pic of the tape on the wall.





This was my first time doing any type of dry wall work, so you don't get any finished pics.


Now onto the paint. The paint scheme I am going with is made of three colors, light grey, black, white. Light grey will be the bottom four feet with white on top, the black will be a small stripe to separate the two. I first painted the walls with white primer, then went and painted with flat white paint. Once that was dry I measured up 4 feet, drew a line, and taped it off for the grey. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to add the black stripe.





I will be painting the doors white, and the trim around the doors, lights, and attic opening will be grey. The shelves will also be grey.

Once the paint is done I plan to do a few more things. I'd like to recess the lights into the ceiling with some molding around them. Also looking into flooring options, (open to opinions).

For work the work bench I'd like to make one that is attached to the wall with out legs so I will be able to easily sweep underneath it.

I have a few more ideas bouncing around the old noggin but I'm open to any Ideas/comments/criticism.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 12:10 AM   #2
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Looks good so far. Maybe I'll come help/watch one day this week.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 04:46 AM   #3
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Looking good! I'm hoping this winter I can get working on my workshop. I am really looking forward to finally having a nice place to work on things.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 04:59 AM   #4
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Looks good, i have been a memeber of that forum for a long time. Its a great place to get good ideas.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 03:52 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I hope to get the painting done tonight so I can start on the fun stuff.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 04:27 PM   #6
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Nice start. Hell I just wish I had a 2 stall garage. As it stands now it is only 6' 5" tall and about 90" wide at door. Can't fit a Jeep in there without pulling the cage out and putting the windshield down
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Got a few more things done tonight. I got the black stripe painted on and was also able to do some grey trimmings. I got the trim around the attic opening done and decided to paint one of the doors grey to see how I liked it. I have to say the door came out good, and I will be doing the other door too.

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The color looks off because the door is still wet.

Here is a before picture of the other door (it's ugly):




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And the Attic opening:




I have to say, I'm not very good at painting, so I have some small touch ups to do.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 08:34 AM   #8
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Nice, I want to make my shop look nicer very bad, just real hard to find the time.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #9
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Nice, I want to make my shop look nicer very bad, just real hard to find the time.
Thanks. Yea, I have been up till midnight every night and up at 5:30 for work, working on this...
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Old September 20th, 2011, 05:27 PM   #10
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looks good, I would love to make my garage into something nice, but I am renting where I live, and the garage just is not big enough.

Keep up the awesome work

By the way, I like the way the black stripe separates the other colors
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Old September 20th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #11
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looks good, I would love to make my garage into something nice, but I am renting where I live, and the garage just is not big enough.

Keep up the awesome work

By the way, I like the way the black stripe separates the other colors
Thanks! I had three colors in mind, black, blue and red. I'm really glad I went with the black.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 09:41 PM   #12
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Well, I was able to get a little more work done over the past few days. I was able to get the other door all painted, and it looks a ton better! Onlyinmyxj22 stopped by today and helped me get all of the other crap out of the garage so i can get the floors degreased and cleaned tomorrow. I'm also looking into flooring options (rustoleum expoxy paint, Behr epoxy paint, etc).

A few pics of the progress:

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Todays progress:




Also put in all new electrical sockets and light switches with Stainless Steel covers.

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if its in the budget, check out concrete sealer lacquer. makes the floor shine up nice, and its super easy to clean.
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if its in the budget, check out concrete sealer lacquer. makes the floor shine up nice, and its super easy to clean.
I'll look into it, thanks.
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Well, cleaning the floor really didn't sound like much fun, so I decided to start on the work benches. I went with the wall mounted style because what i hated the most about my other benches, was not being able to sweep under then very easily. The new bench is 8'x8' and the bench itself is 2.5' deep. Sits roughly 40" off the floor. On the back side of the bench, towards the garage door, I will turn it into a little "bar" with stools.

Than plan is to have my Desktop PC on the far left of the wall mount bench, with a TV on the wall above it.

Now for some progress pictures:

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Wall mount bench:







The island.




Hope to finish these up tomorrow, and then start on the mobile work bench that will "box" off the other benches.
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be careful if you recess your lights. you will loose light because they will only shine down.
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Ya, thats what I've been thinking about. Still haven't done anything with the lights yet.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 10:29 PM   #19
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Ya, thats what I've been thinking about. Still haven't done anything with the lights yet.
I told you what to do yesterday.

But I like the start to the workbench!
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Old September 24th, 2011, 10:56 AM   #20
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I told you what to do yesterday.

But I like the start to the workbench!
You did?
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