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Old 11-09-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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My 2 Car Garage Makeover

I thought I'd add this thread here, its also over at the garage journal forum, but this is my true home forum

So after almost 4 years of home ownership, I recently got around to working on my garage. Nothing like a little procrastination..

Nothing special but a decent 2 car 20 x 20 in size.

Here is how it all started the day we got the keys. All this crap left by the previous owners.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:00 PM   #2
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So the night we moved in, I cleaned up all his junk. Removed the shelves off the walls and threw a fresh coat of kilz on the walls to clean it up.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:02 PM   #3
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I moved a bunch of stuff in there, added a few free standing shelves to hold my junk, and parked my cars in there..
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This was all in 2010 so.. fast forward to 2014.

Yea life happened..

First things first. Water heater took a crap, so replaced that with a new one..
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Then.. boom, I decided it was time.. Since the beginning I have had this rudimentary drawing my wife made that showed how we thought it could look with cabinets and what not and some color samples I had chosen and hung on the wall in 2010 that had my basic plans for the space.
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After clearing the garage out and parking the cars outside, I began to paint..

Wanted to do a red stripe.. and just went from there.
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Ordered some custom flake for the floors, once those arrived, I began the epoxy process.. clean, dry, etch, clean, dry, paint, flake, dry, clear, dry..wait wait wait.. etc..

After a couple days it looked great. Even manage to preserve a mosquito.. bastard
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In the mean time while paint was drying, I spent many hours assembling my new Gladiator cabinets. It was an exhausting process. But I got them all done and once the floors had dried, I moved them in..
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Purchased some more wall organizing stuff, and tried to find a place for most things. Bought more along the way and added as time went by
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Added some radiant barrier to the back of the garage door. Hopefully it helps cool it down a few degrees when the sun is baking it down here in S. FL
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New vehicle added to the garage..
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Decided to add more gladiator storage for more of my equipment, taking advantage of all my time off to finish up little projects. A few more gladiator wall mounting panels went up to get anything off the floor and out of the way.
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and last post for now..
just a few night shots of my space

Hope you enjoyed my thread
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:49 AM   #14
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Added some led lighting to the garage and ditched the fluorescent lights that came with the house
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Thanks. I want at least two more, but at 130 a piece I'll hold off a bit
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all was going so well, but then you started putting shovels & crap on the walls. I woulda left that crap for a shed in the backyard, but that's jus me.

(don't take my post negatively, it's jus my opinion.)
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No room for shed unfortunately. So i have to keep it all some where.

Nor do i think my hoa allows it anyway .
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Looking awesome!!!!! Well done!
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