Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Garage PINspiration

Picture this your garage has no dry wall, sheet rock on only one wall, and no paint.  It is a dark, dismal place that contains so much stuff you can't find anything.  That was my garage...seriously depressing.  I couldn't take it anymore!  We decided to clean out the garage and reorganize which turned into "let's paint the garage honey!" 

Flash forward two months, the sheet rock and cinder block are painted white.  We just started organizing and soon we will cover the naked walls with white peg board.  It will be far from perfect but much, much, better and much more functional.  I can't wait to show you. 
But until then some Pinterest to inspire.   

Door Area:
Near the door we need shoe and boot storage.  Maybe some extra shelves too.


Love the numbers stenciled on the garage door and the convenient storage right by the door.  

Again, I love the convenient by the door storage.  And storing those reusable grocery bags there so they are not forgotten. 


The designated recycling area is awesome.  I think ours will be directly across from the door on the other side of the garage. 

Sports Area:

We need an area for all our sports and recreation equipment.  I have designated the wall closest to the house for this purpose. 


I like the locker type storage that keeps all that equipment nice and organized.

Neat and Organized.  Orginally we were going to hang the bikes from the ceiling but I like this option better.  It would be easier for me to take my bike out. 

Tool and Garden Area:

The rest of the garage is dedicated to our tools and garden items.  The wall opposite to the door will store brooms, shovels, hedge trimmers, ladder etc. on pegboard.  It will most likely also be the parking spot for the lawn mower.  The back wall of the garage has started to take shape as our "workshop" and "potting" area.  I am so excited to have a designated area to work!!


I like how they stored the twin and garden tools.

Defnitely doing this! Tracing around all the hanging items so you know exactly what goes where.

And some pretty touches...

I think I will paint the door green


And buy some hardware to spruce up the door! 

Is your garage a pretty place or a dark mess like mine?  What's your best organizing tip for the garage?

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HI THERE! said...

There's some great ideas Rachael! My garage is definitely a mess. Seems like every time I try to tidy it up, it is loaded down again in a couple of days. I think I have pretty much given up on that area! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. Hope to see you again next week!
Jenn :)

Emily @ EAKaHouse said...

I have a green door! I love it. It would be so cute in a dark garage. Very Kermit. Thanks for stopping by the other day.

Natasha in Oz said...

You found some great garage pins-I had no idea there was so much garage inspiration at Pinterest! Your inspiration pins are great. I wish I could give you some advice but our garage is tiny and all I've done is add cupboards so I don't have to see anything!

I have posted about a few of my favourite pins on my blog today and if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by! I would be honoured if you could also link up your post to my weekly Pinning and Singing Linky Party as this post is just fabulous! I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List at my blog that you might be interested in joining.

Best wishes and happy pinning!
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

Sharon @ Hear Mum Roar said...

Our garage looks nothing like this. For SHAME!! haha. Beautiful

carol ann said...

I enjoyed seeing your pinterest pictures and what you are doing with your garage. Great way to get organized! We have peg board in our garage, too and it works great:)

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