Garage Remodel

Blog series by Patrick Jaromin consisting of 3 parts so far

Part 1: The Beginning

05-03-2008 08:08 PM by Patrick Jaromin | 3 comments »

Now that the shop is pretty much complete and the weather’s turned a bit more spring-like, I’ve decided to tackle the garage. Since I no longer need it for woodworking, save the odd large-piece assembly, we’re going to revert the space back to a more traditional use: car, bike and outdoor-kid-toy-storage. In addition, we’ll be adding a workspace and storage for gardening tools andn supplies. I also plan to repaint the floor…hopefully this time it’ll last a ...

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Part 2: A Fresh Coat of Many Colors (of Paint)

05-17-2008 04:04 AM by Patrick Jaromin | 5 comments »

This past weekend, Mother’s Day weekend, I gave my wife what every mother wants: a silver “mother and family” necklace and a freshly-painted garage!MixologyOriginally I was planning on heading out to HD and buying a gallon or so of “oops” paint (ya know, the stuff that they mix by mistake and sell dirt cheap) for the walls. But then, a woodworker/remodeller friend of mine suggested a better approach. He keeps a 5 gallon bucket that he uses for all of his left ove...

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Part 3: Simply Done

06-24-2008 04:17 AM by Patrick Jaromin | 2 comments »

I had higher hopes for the finished room—some custom cabinetry and perhaps some painted details—but in the end, I settled for “neat, organized and finished.” On a friend’s suggestion I hacked off the lower two cabinets from an old built-in desk unit that was in the basement (and before that in the previous homeowner’s kitchen) and mounted it at counter height along the back wall to act as a planting station for my wife. I bought a Rubbermaid hanging organiz...

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