A Garage Guy? Moi?

May 21, 2012

One of the running in-jokes as we were moving to our new (current) house was about the garage. When we were planning the house, we added an extra bay so that we’d have a three-car garage. When the house was almost built, we spent a small fortune to have a custom floor put down in the garage. After we moved in, when I decided I didn’t have the patience/time to do it myself, we had the garage painted.

We’ve put a lot into this garage, which is funny because I’m not a garage guy!

I do fine with most kinds of yard work and I enjoy doing smaller projects around the house (stuff that I can start and finish the same day), but no one will ever confuse me with Bob Vila. Or Ty Pennington. Or even the two carpenter dudes on Cupcake Wars. I love going into Home Depot or Lowe’s and looking at all the tools and gear, mainly because I have no idea what 90% of it does.

But once the garage was painted, and as we’ve continued to unpack boxes and move furniture around … and as the garage started to clear out a bit … I decided I wanted to go whole hog and really make it nice. You know, like the kind of garage that an amateur “garage guy” might enjoy. I bought and built a couple storage shelf units, a bunch of wall hooks/mounts, etc., etc.

And this weekend, I finished putting it all together. VOILA!


Doesn’t that look great??!! The empty spot on the left is where Cari’s car belongs, but even with that in there, I still have plenty of space to move around, store things and get things done.

It’s like a real garage!

I don’t know if you can teach an old dog new tricks, but this might turn me into a garage guy, after all.

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