{one room challenge} Garage Makeover Week 3: The Halfway Point + A GIVEAWAY

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Week 3 marks the middle of the One Room Challenge. YIKES! We've been making good progress, but I have a lot left that I need to do {and even more that I want to do} in the final three weeks. This is the point in the project where the to do list starts to feel a bit overwhelming, but these weekly ORC update posts are great at helping me to appreciate all that has been accomplished.


To appreciate how far we've come, check out all the before photos and plans in the Week 1 and Week 2 One Room Challenge posts.

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When I left off last week, we were just finishing up the garage floor and trying to settle on an organizing plan for the space. Now the floor is completely done! And it's gorgeous! I mean, seriously! Those reflections! Can you even?!


I've been getting a lot of questions about this floor {both online and in real life - the neighbors are totally fascinated by it}, and I shared all the details, including a detailed tutorial, earlier this week.

I'm totally obsessed with the new floor, but I'll admit selecting this finish did give me pause when I first started planning the garage makeover. Our garage has always been rather dark and depressing... but it was a worry-free work zone {you know, before it got to overrun with junk}. I could spray paint to my heart's content without worrying about the floor or walls. So when I thought about painting the walls white and refinishing the floor, I was a bit nervous that I'd be making the garage less functional and that I would hesitate to do projects out of concern that I'd mess up my pretty space.

Then I remembered learning about an awesome product launched by Home Right last year - a Spray Shelter that allows you to spray paint without worrying about over-spray. I realized that if I have this concern about painting without messing up the garage, I'm probably not the only one. I reached out to Home Right and asked if they would be willing to sponsor a post and let me test out the Spray Shelter so I could tell you all about it. They not only said yes, they also told me they've now have Small Spray Shelter perfect for a lot of the smaller, quick painting projects I do. Best of all, they even offered to give away one of each to a lucky reader!

I already had a couple of projects I wanted to spray paint for the garage makeover, so this week I got a chance to use both spray shelters for the first time. Let's start with the original, larger spray shelter. Based on super compact bag, so I wasn't sure how big to expect the assembled shelter to be.


I figured it would be plenty big to paint the pegboard for our new workbench, but you guys, this Spray Shelter is big enough for a decent-sized piece of furniture!

Large HomeRight Spray Shelter
I haven't camped since I was a kid, but I remember pitching a tent to be a stress-inducing experience with poles going everywhere. I worried that getting the Spray Shelter up might be the same way, but it was actually so easy! Scott and I did it together, but now that I've done it once, I could definitely do it alone next time. 

The key is to have a big enough space to work in because the poles are very long. If you don't have enough room in the garage, you could easily assemble it in the driveway and then move it into the garage to paint {or in my case, the alley since I don't have a driveway}. Or if you prefer to work outside, the shelter comes with stakes to secure it to grass or dirt, and the mesh front flap helps to stop paint from drifting in the wind and keeps out leaves and bugs.

Large HomeRight Spray Shelter

I laid a tarp out below the shelter to protect the floor, and was able to get full inside to paint my pegboard. 

I also had a small wood box to paint, which I'll be using to organize some of the smaller items on the top of our workbench. This was the perfect size project for the Small Spray Shelter, which comes in that small round pouch.


I unzipped the pouch, removed the large rubber band around the shelter, and it literally just popped right open! It doesn't get any quicker and easier than that.

Small HomeRight Spray Shelter

Since it was my first time using it, I decided to lay out a piece of plastic below the Small Spray Shelter for extra floor protection, but now that I've done it once, I don't think I would need the extra tarp below it next time.

HomeRight Small Spray Shelter

This Small Spray Shelter is a perfect size for most of the projects I do on a day to day basis, and I love that there is no set up time at all. So quick and easy!

BE SURE YOU MAKE IT TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST WHERE YOU CAN ENTER TO WIN BOTH SIZES OF SPRAY PAINT SHELTERS FROM HOME RIGHT!

While I was working on my spray paint projects, Scott and my dad were tackling a big project of their own. I've talked a few times about the fact that we painted the raw studs in the garage white because wallboarding the entire garage wasn't in the budget or the timeline. But once I started working on the organizing plans, we ran in to a bit of snag...


My grand plan was to install hanging drawers on one portion of the "storage wall" to keep the floor space below the drawers for kids' stuff, like wagons, trikes, and scooters. The plan looked great, but when I started pricing out drawer options from a few different stores, I realized that none of the standard drawer sizes wouldn't fit perfectly between the studs. In order to install the tracks for the drawers, the wall would need wall board. Womp Womp!

So the choice was to scrap the hanging drawers or wallboard this one wall. Abandoning the drawer plan would put us right back to square one in terms of having lots of items cluttering the floor in front of our storage. On the other hand, wallboarding that one wall would also allow us to insulate it, which would be better in the long run for the fridge and freezer that are also going on this wall.

Fortunately my dad has done some wallboard work in the past, so he came over and helped Scott knock out this project.



When you guys accomplish something that wasn't on your to do list, do you add it to the list just so you can check it off? You can sure bet that we added insulation and wallboard to the to do list at the end of that day, and checked it off with a big red "X"!

Once the pretty aqua metallic paint on my peg board dried, we finished assembling our stationary workbench and put both the workbenches in place.



While were busy getting the wall ready to make the hanging drawers feasible, I almost missed out of the drawer and shelving sale that I was counting on to keep the budget in check. Thank goodness for a text alert from the store reminding me that the sale only had hours left! I ran over and ordered my drawers and picked up all the components a few days later. Of course they are still in the back of my car waiting to be installed, but at least I got them for 25% off!


The last thing to report for this week is that our fridge and freezer were delivered yesterday. Look at those pretty white doors? They are about to become my art palette. I've still got a few ideas that I'm playing around with, but I can guarantee that they won't look like this come reveal day.


Now that we've created this bright and clean space to work with, it's time to start filling it up. By next week I hope to be showing you a garage with a whole lot more function and some organization starting to take shape!

Thanks for sticking with me through these weekly garage updates! Now comes the fun part - giving stuff away! Could you use these Home Right Spray Shelters? 

Spray paint in the garage without the mess

Home Right wants to send you one of each! Enter to win...


AND, if you pop over to my garage floor tutorial that I posted earlier in the week, you might just find another big giveaway waiting for you!  

Finally, don't forget to visit Calling it Home to see how all of the other One Room Challenges spaces are coming together at this, the mid-way point!

32 comments :

  1. Wow! You got so much done! I'm loving that spray shelter. And your floors, I am obsessed! xoxo

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  2. Holy Moly! You got so much done this week!! It is looking so so so great! Love it!

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  3. Angela you have been so busy girl I love it! Those floors look fab! Jealous that you have a garage and how fab and organized it's going to look! Let's do this my friend! XOXO, Sarah

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  4. OH MY GOD THIS FLOOR. It is amazing! Really, I absolutely love it. It looks so slick! Love the workbenches, too.

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  5. your garage floor is better than my flooring in my house!!!! love it!

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  6. I see why there's so much interest and fascination on your garage floors. They look amazing! That spray center looks like it works great too. Love your progress so far.

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  7. It's looking awesome so far! Love the flooring so, so much.

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  8. Love the spray shelter! Seriously such a cool invention. And I can't get over that floor, it's so cool!

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  9. That floor is amazing! I can't wait to see what you do with the fridge and freezer! Looking good!! (and yes, the halfway point is always where I have a bit of a panic...)

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  10. It's looking wonderful! The floor and the white walls totally make the space look like a showroom and much more than a garage. Can't wait to see the reveal!

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  11. This is looking great! My husband would love me to tackle the garage, very motivating post!

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  12. The garage floors look freaking amazing!!! I love it!! I also have the smaller spray shelter and i love it!! Great job this past week!

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  13. Who knew garage floors could be so dreamy!? Also, I totally love that pop of aqua, it's one of my all time fave colors. This is going to look so awesome when it's done, Angela! Great work this week!

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  14. You got so much accomplished this week! This looks amazing! Can't wait to see the final reveal! Plus - still seriously swooning over those floors!

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  15. Great idea to use the spray shelter from now on to protect those gorgeous floors!!

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  16. It's going to be so glamorous! I'm so excited for you!

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  17. What a week! Everything is coming together so well. I'm dying to see the side wall done with all that gorgeous storage!

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  18. Both spray shelters are an essential part of my tool stash! So helpful! And I LOVE the floor... the Bowers used the same stuff and it's truly magic!

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  19. This is going to be so exciting when the reveal happens. I also got a paint tent, but I can't close it...lol
    Maria

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  20. Can't wait to see the whole thing, you've been so busy!! Those floors are amazing!

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  21. loooooove the floors! I've seen the spray shelter before and need to get one! I am the messiest spray painter haha. Can't wait to see more next week!

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  22. The floor looks fantastic! I can't wait to see what you do to the fridge and freezer.

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  23. I have never heard of a Spray Shelter! Definitely using one next time I have a project though. Loving watching your progress and can't wait to see the final reveal!

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  24. I love the pop of color you added to the peg board! And I seriously still cannot get over how amazing those floors look! Every time I spot a photo of them on Instagram, I want to shout, "My friend did that!" LOL Can't wait to see what else you've got planned in the coming weeks. It already looks infinitely better! XO

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  25. Beautiful!! I've been wanting to do this is our garage. So pretty!

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  26. Looking good! I got one of those spray tents but haven't pulled it out of the bag yet. Looks simple enough!

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  27. Loving the progress! I adore those floors and the storage is going to look great against them. I have one of the large spray shelters in my workshop and they are a mess saver!

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  28. The garage is looking great! I love the spray shelters by HomeRight!! They saved my garage when I painted our kitchen cabinets!

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