Welcome my friends to week 7 of the One Room Challenge (ORC). I am back on track this week and feeling AMAZING! Since we are pretty close to done with this garage renovation, I’m just going to do an overview of everything that we’ve done over the past seven weeks.
I think the following pictures will explain everything about why I chose to do this space first… I need organization in my garage to have motivation to take on projects, so this was a no brainer for me.
Week one of the garage renovation was all about preparation. This week we focused on clearing out the garage and prepping the floor with the cleaner & degreaser, followed by the concrete etch to assist in the epoxy adhesion to the concrete.
Week two of the garage renovation was all about the concrete repair and epoxy process. I also started painting the walls and storage rack to match, installed most of the cabinets, and installed the Craftsman Versatrack system.
Week three was not as productive, but we focused on the details. Here is what happened this week: painted the cabinets, added pulls to the cabinets, installed the end panel, and had my logo installed on the wall!
Week four is the half way point and the garage is starting to take shape. This week I tackled cutting a mitered corner on the butcher block counters…. not to mention I free hand cut it with my circular saw. Proud moment for me. Was it perfect? nope! Did it still look good? You bet it did! Wood glue and saw dust were the real heroes! I also started measuring and planning for the PRX performance system.
Week five was all about the gym. We got the stringer boards and PRX rack installed as well as mounted the TV and build some shelves to go under it.
Week 6 was a bit of a slow down and break kind of a week for me. We did manage to get the gym all tidied up and ready for use though.
That leaves us with week seven, phew! I am burnt out at this point. I took on readying the studio apartment above the garage for family to stay this week. So it has just been one project after the other. This week I changed out all of the doorknobs and dead bolts as they were all broken. I also finished installing the trim, used the left over butcher block to build the rest of the shelves under the TV and organized a little.
That leaves us with Week 8
Week eight will be focused on readying the space for photos. I am leaving Wednesday for my dad’s memorial service. So I will need to plan ahead for once in my life, haha. I have had so much fun with everyone participating in the One Room Challenge. I have met some pretty incredible makers and friends through this challenge, and to me, that is what its all about. Be sure to check out the other participants for the ORC. As always, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out here.
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