Week three, half way there and my room hardly looks any more done than it did a week ago. Incase you missed week 1 and week 2, I am participating in my first One Room Challenge, hosted by Calling It Home. My quest is to turn my one car garage into an industrial-modern studio/storage hybrid. The place is still a disaster, but we are getting there. I feel like I've spent most of my time moving stuff back and forth across the room. I had two walls to paint and the ceiling (!) and it's not like I'm just going to bring in all the dirty garage stuff into the house, so I've been moving it, and moving it, and moving it yet again. The paint is pretty much done, except a few touch up spots. So now I have a big white box, with a giant mess in the middle, but that's step two of nearly all of my projects. Lol.
This photo from A Beautiful Mess is getting me excited to get to my favorite part, organization!
So here's where we're at, the ugly truth photo. It may not look like it, but we've come a long way. So far, I painted the walls in Polar Bear by Behr. That is my go-to color everywhere in my house. My husband helped me hang the cabinet, which is recycled from my kitchen, we took it down to replace it with open shelving. The cabinet needs some reinforcement before I put the doors back on and load it up, but I am ITCHING!
I began hanging shelving on the back wall, which will hang on either side of the work bench. I also started gathering organizational containers to load up the shelves once they are up on the walls.
This week I am gathering storage containers to use as I get the shelving on the wall. Since my color palette for this project is very neutral and clean, I need to swap out my traditional clear plastic bins for something more aesthetically pleasing. Here is what I'm planning to use.
So what's still left?
- hang peg board and shelving on back wall
- hang shelving on storage wall
- hang utility track
- refinish work bench
- refinish floor
- hide fluorescent lighting
- treat myself to a beer!