Monday, June 17, 2013

Cleaning up the garage

We've lived in our house for about 2 and a half years now.  We've gotten a lot done, like the kitchen remodel and the bathroom make over.  This year we're tackling the outside and the garage.  The deck is the big project, but we also want to update the landscaping as well as organize the garage.

We decided (okay J decided) that organizing the garage was the first thing we should tackle.  So that was our project.  I didn't know it was going to be my project as well, I had other things I wanted to get done, but I don't mind helping J with his stuff (he does sit with me all day at art shows).

First J took down the shelves that were on this wall and made a work table out of them.  He added a piece of Corian we picked up at the ReStore to the top for a work surface.  So now the top shelf is the perfect height for him to work on car related things as well as house projects.  He was so excited to have a work bench in the garage again.  He even joked about sleeping in the garage.

After the shelves were remade into a work bench, he also added a shelf up above as well as adding the slat board (which we also got at the ReStore) to the wall.  We ran to the store to get some slat board hooks, but realized they were pretty expensive, so we're going to do some internet research to see if we can come up with a better supplier.  

Now that J has an (somewhat) organized area in the garage, he will start working on go through all the car parts and listing the ones he doesn't need on craigslist.  So if anyone out there has a need for Honda and/or Mazda parts, check back soon, we might just have what you're looking for ;-)

The weekend was quite lovely.  The weather was a little warm, but we used that to our advantage and made some sun tea.  Yoda helped me with the process, making sure that I didn't make any mistakes.

I'm not sure how impressed she was with the sun tea, but I can tell you it was pretty yummy on such a warm summer day.

Side note - you want to make good ice tea, add a little baking soda to it.  It will prevent it from getting bitter.

Hopefully we'll get a little bit more done in the garage this week and can move on to another project by next weekend.  What did everyone else do this past weekend?  And fun projects or did everyone just enjoy the weekend?

And a special good luck to our friends who are closing on their first house today (which is only five minutes from our house).  Congrats!

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