Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Organization: An organized and "pretty" garage

Several months ago, I found this picture and it became an inspiration for my garage.




But finally we finished. And here it is:



A checkered peg board above a lovely green tool bench. We even painted the poles in the garage.



I had a twelve foot long tool bench built. Big enough for any project.




Look how neatly the tools are hung now!!



And the tool caddies fit neatly under the tool bench.



And jars full of nails, screws, nuts and bolts.



All the sporting goods neatly hung



And even the coolers now have a home.



But most importantly, I can fit the car now in the garage.



Everything is neatly in place. I love it.


But in case I have a great big head... let me remind you where we started.




Yikes...

24 comments:

  1. SHUTTTTT UPPPPPPP!!!!

    Cynthia -- it turned out amazing! I love, love, love the checkerboard peg board. And that work bench -- I've got serious work bench envy!

    Lemme know when you're available for hire! You're amazing!

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  2. WOW Cynthia!!! You have totally transformed the garage! It looks wonderful and I bet you are SOOOO glad it's done:) Have a great day!

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  3. Wow! That is fit for Better Homes and Gardens magazine! And you wanted to see mine. Puleeze!!

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  4. Just found your blog and this post is just what I needed to see. Your before picture gives me hope for my garage.

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  5. Fantastic! An inspiration for when we eventually get a garage. Amazing!

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  6. It is so beautiful! I would find a comfy chair and just for awhile and enjoy the beauty of what you created!!! Great job!

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  7. Wow, Cynthia, that's amazing! Motivates me to keep organizing. That looks so nice, too...not just "organized". Fabulous!

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  8. No way! This is fantastic! I'm am soooo impressed. I would spend way more time in my garage, if it looked like this.

    You MUST link this up to DIY Day. It goes up tonight at 10pm (eastern time).

    Kimba

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  9. Wow, your garage looks gorgeous! I just cam by via the link on 4 Reluctant Entertainers. I'll be subscribing.

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  10. It looks wonderful! You should feel a great sense of accomplishment!
    Tracey

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  11. GET OOOOOOUT!
    I am a jealous un-organized woman..I could NEVER fit my poor van in the garbage..Oh, I mean garage.....
    your gooooood, reeeeeeeeal good..
    just dont let your husband in there! he he he
    Lisa
    coastal nest

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  12. You post shows me that there is hope for my garage. Thanks for sharing. I love how the nails etc are in little jars...I'll keep that in mine.

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  13. Oooh, now can you come do mine? :) It looks amazing!

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  14. I cannot believe I am even saying this, but your garage is beautiful! Wow I just never thought a garage could be described as beautiful before

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  15. I saw that garage in a magazine and I love that you turned it into reality! Great Job!

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  16. Your "before" looks just like our RIGHT NOW!!! Ugh. Man, what an amazing transformation. I am drooling. It is absolutely beautiful. It would be so fun to work in your garage. Well, well done!!

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  17. This is so inspiring, I am in the middle of finishing our basement , and it functions much like your inspiration pic, I got so many great ideas, thanks .
    Chris
    Just Beachy

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  18. Officially saving this for weekend reminds to my husband of how our garage SHOULD look. Very, very nice!

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  19. Oh my goodness! I love your garage transformation. My garage is the one place in my house that I have never been proud of.....this is just the inspiration I need. I just found your blog and I really like it. I just became a follower and I'm excited to see more! :)
    Elaine

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  20. I was inspired by those BH&G garage pics too. But my garage cleanup hasn't resulted in the pretty space you have. Fabulous job!

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  21. WOW!!! This is amazing!!! Makes me want to paint our whole garage apple green -- so pretty and bright!! GREAT job!!

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  22. This garage is amazing!
    We are just starting to work on our garage as well, so I'm thrilled I found this posting (through Kimba's site!)
    I gotta ask.. WHERE did you find those adorable jars?! They are perfect!
    Please let me know if you get a chance... frankieblue@ymail.com
    Thanks!!
    Emily

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  23. That is awesome!! Do you want to spend more time in your garage then in your living room??!?!??

    Love those colors. And the mini mason jars. And the hanging tools. And, well, everything!

    God bless!
    Amanda

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Cynthia