When we stopped to look over our completed projects, we realized that many involve the garage! Granted they are all in Steph’s garage (how did that happen) but that’s another story! Here’s a roundup of our favorite DIY projects for the garage.
1. Floor Coating: Rust-Oleum sent us their Rock Solid Metallic Floor Coating to try out. The kit gave the garage a nice finished look and makes for easy clean-up. We did run into a few challenges, which we write about in the full post. Click here to see our full post.
2. Plastic Pegboard: Lots of garage owners put up pegboard but it’s usually the large 4x8’ sheets. We didn’t want to deal with large sheets so we used plastic pegboard squares instead. It was an easy install, and they are holding up very well. Standard pegboard accessories work. Click here to see our full post.
3. Garage Wall Organization: We purchased and used Rubbermaid’s FastTrack Garage Organization system. It was easy to put up and holds all the tools that can clutter up a garage.
We introduce our favorite stud finder tool in this post. You’ve got to see it in action and get one—best finder out there in our opinion.
The system is holding up very well. We love being able to move the different components around to meet our organizational needs. Steph recently added a track to the MDP studio to hold tripods. It was a great solution to storing awkward production equipment. Click here to see our full post.
4. DIY Bucket A/C: This was a Pinterest project we’ve had pinned for a while. Because we didn’t want to go to the expense of styrofoam liners, Vicki was on the lookout for the perfect insulated bucket. She found one for $2. We put this together to test it out. It works, but really doesn’t provide a significant amount of cooling. Click here to see our full post.
5. Squeegee: We needed a squeegee when we worked on the garage floor and came up with this one using a rake. It actually uses pipe insulation that we took off Steph’s hot water heater.
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When we found sawdust to be a problem on the new garage floor we came up with another version using a pool noodle. We use it to push sawdust out of the garage..
There are not a lot of reasons for the average homeowner to need a squeegee with the exception of the rare flooding emergency. With this DIY you can make one when you need it with simple materials you may have at home already. This squeegee hack would have come in very handy on that day in 2009 when Vicki came home to water pouring out of her garage! A squeegee would have been VERY helpful in the cleanup of that huge mess!
Bonus: Home Depot Work Bench: (link) Not exactly a DIY as all we did was open the box and set it up. It’s been a great addition to our garage workspace. At $75, this one was worth buying and not DIYing..
Please note: We are not sponsored by any of the companies/products that we used. These products were picked and bought by us with the exception of the Rock Solid floor coating which was provided by Rust-Oleum..
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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