Despite not feeling well this weekend, DH and I (mostly DH, not so much I) started the transformation of the garage from a storage space into a combined storage and sewing/creative space.
The garage is more the size of a large shed. These are the doors facing the driveway.
This is with the doors open. Geesh, there’s a lot of stuff in there! (The metal cabinets in the front are leftovers from when DH moved offices. We’re thinking of using them to rebuild the garage storage.)
These are the shelves that we’re remodeling. Our plan is to put them in the back so they don’t take up so much square footage and space.
This is the side door that opens onto our patio. We hope to replace it with french doors.
This is our patio, um, with what used to be IN the garage. SO.MUCH.STUFF!
DH starting the demolition.
Demolition done. DH took all the dry wall off the walls and ceiling. The light coming through the back is from missing slats on the back wall. Clearly those will have to be replaced. Although the natural light it provides is nice. We’re going to keep the ceiling open to help it feel larger and more spacious inside.
And notice our little helper!
Here we’ve started to prime. Unfortunately our social calendar got in the way of our painting (and the old, unprimed wood was just SUCKING.UP the primer!). So we had to clean up after having gotten very little primed.
Dh and I were a little bummed out that the priming was taking so long (not to mention we only got two gallons of primer and are going to need about twice that!)
So I took these two shots, to remind myself of how BEAUTIFUL it’s going to be when it’s done, with the light and view of the bougainvillea.
Eventually we hope to put a jungle gym to the right of the bougainvillea (the view of which is currently blocked by the metal cabinets) so Oliver can play outside while I’m creating.
Anyone know a painter who’s willing to barter for a quilt?