Remember how I told you about my garage makeover? Well, I spent this weekend working away on it.
First off, it’s dark in the garage. Even midday, shadows make the lighting uneven. I decided to build my own pendents starting with these ikea sockets. For $8 (each) it includes a bulb and hooks for the ceiling.
I put tape to show where the peg board will go as well as the table height. This helped me measure where I want the pennants to hang. I also ordered these light cages from amazon, which once they arrive, will be painted and hung. That won’t happen until this upcoming weekend.
Now it’s time to build my table! I started by doing extensive drawings and measuring the space to make sure I’m working within my limits. For example, I need to be able to open my car door and not hit it. The height is customized to my height for the best leverage when using my miter saw. I also added extra braces to make sure that when the saw’s in use, it wont shake the table (which would be unsafe).
After doing all the drawings and cut lists, it was time to cut and assemble my table! Within 3 hours I was able to turn a pile of wood into a functioning stable work table!
It’s time to think about color. Since I want this space to feel girly, light and fun I’ve decided to go with the color scheme above. Since I might be in the garage in the evenings, it’s important to keep everything as light as possible to avoid creepiness.
I painted the table a creamy white (which I already owned- score!). You can see I did a test swatch of the coral color on the storage unit.
What’s next you ask? Next up is fully painting the cabinet, getting some pegboard and painting that, painting the stools, and lastly hanging the light cages when they arrive. While it sounds like there’s tons to do, I actually feel close to finishing this project and I’m LOVING it so far.