Last weekend I had the DIY bug – I was really in the mood for a project but didn’t want to spend a lot of money. We’re planning to sell our home within the year and don’t want to invest much more into this house.
However, we also have a lack of closet space that we needed to solve for right away. We have just a tiny coat closet and no mudroom. So, we decided to make our garage space a little more functional – and while we were at it, why not make it look pretty, too?
So, in one weekend we completed a small garage makeover for just $120.
We painted the garage door and steps using outdoor Benjaman Moore paint. I used a small $5 can of Minwax Wood Stain in Jacobean for the top of the stair steps. I used some extra vinyl and made the “welcome” door sign and stair numbers using my Silhouette SD. We then bought four panels of wainscoting, pre-primed strips of lumber, and used the same white Benjaman Moore paint (just the untinted base white color) to create a nice clean look on the back wall.
I wanted to add hooks but found most larger hooks to be a bit pricey. The best option I found was to buy the Ikea LEKSVIK Rack and just use the hooks from it, netting out to $2 per hook. (I plan to use the wood for another DIY project in the near future.)
We then moved a small Target bookshelf into the garage that we were about to sell in a garage sale anyway, and found that it works pretty great for storing hats, scarves and mittens. I got the bins at HomeGoods (but I also love these) and added a cute rug.
Not bad for just $120, right? What creative ways have you found to add storage to your home? Let me know in the comments below.