Well, well, well, I’m back for another cameo in blog-land. Is that what you call this place? Two years ago I spent way too many nights and weekends on a huge garage organization project. Amanda actually put a part two of this project on her 40×41 list and, seeing as she wasted one of her precious slots on this, what kind of man would I be to keep her from completing it? (Also, if you know Amanda you know that an incomplete list is no bueno around here. Speaking of lists, I also added it to mine two kill two birds with one stone.)
When I did the original work, Amanda wanted these plastic shelves replaced with custom ones. I agreed that it needed to be done but wanted to wait until we could unload some of the stuff the boys would soon outgrow – the bounce house, wagon, baby pool, etc.
That stuff has now been pawned off on the cousins or relocated to the attic and so she was chomping at the bit to get this done. I had a few days between jobs and also wanted to get it done while I had time and before we were in the scorching hot days of summer. The project was fairly simple although I didn’t take pictures. I’m not really a blogger, recall. The new shelves are much sturdier and leave room for both of my grills, yard tools and the trash can. I can’t believe Amanda hasn’t gotten her hands on that yet.
You can see here how the new shelves “match” the lockers I built in 2013. I have to admit, it does look good and is definitely safer.
Two years later and the lockers are still functional and used daily. The boys are pretty good and putting their things away. We’ve lost some things (art aprons) and added some things (lacrosse sticks, track bags, dog gear) but the original set up still works.
At the same time that I was working on the new shelves, the fridge in the kitchen was relocated out here (we were having trouble with the water line leaking). I’ve been dying to have a second fridge for years. I had to hang my bike and Amanda’s bike to make room but we don’t use them as much as the boys so it shouldn’t be an issue.
The last thing I did was replace some old rusted metal shelving that was in the closet. It came with the house and was in awful shape. These plastic units fit perfectly. We store Amanda’s large collection of “party” pillows, decor, tubs, buckets and vessels out in these closets along with cleaning supplies, paper products, extra paint and yard tools.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that the garage door stopped working during the same few days so I had to rewire that. The only thing left out here might be the floor. It’s too pitted to paint it and Amanda isn’t convinced that astro turf is the way to go. Ha!
If you’re interested in the details, sources and more, be sure to visit my original post. According to the infamous 40×41 list, it seems my next project will either be the coat closet or iron railings. But don’t hold your breath, I’ve got 20 months.
Have a good day,