Hey friends! Happy Almost Christmas! Today I'm sharing my last organization project of 2013.
You may remember a few months back when I declared that I would once and for all whip my chaotic garage into shape one section at a time. Well, that mission has been somewhat slow going. Who's surprised? Garages are such beasts aren't they?! I may not have gotten it all done this year, but I did make some great strides.
I put together a gardening station, created a hang out spot and got all of our tools nicely organized. Most recently I created a little mudroom area.
Our garage door leads directly into our closet-turned-mudroom where we keep coats and backpacks, but we really needed an outdoor area for muddy shoes, sports cleats, rain coats, dog leashes etc.
I hung a coat rack and put an outdoor coffee table to work as a bench. I added a plastic bin for sports equipment and a 4 drawer organizer for all those random things we often need quick access to.
I used chalkboard labels from kidecals to label everything.
This caddy is great for a quick car clean-up. I added the gloves for taking out the trash or walking the dogs in cold weather.
I created a little chalkboard sign on the wall to jot down reminders. I basically just slapped some chalkboard paint on the wall and called it done. Even though we have a wall-sized chalkboard calendar inside to help us keep our schedules organized, it's nice to have a second reminder out here in the garage for the really important stuff.
As nice as it is to have all of this stuff organized my favorite part of this little makeover is the fun detail I added to the door.
I used some leftover front door paint to highlight the raised panels. It's just a little detail but it adds so much. I did this same thing to the other side of the door but in different colors. I love this look so much, It gives a paneled door more interest and dimension.
I'm so glad to get this project done before Christmas, and I'm actually looking forward to finishing up the garage overhaul this spring.......as crazy as that might sound. Organizing the chaos around here makes me happy!
Have you finished up any organization projects in your home? Or are you waiting to tackle them in January?