Our garage/shop is finished! I hesitated to even write this post as we've had nothing but rain which results in a very muddy hilltop that is not at all pretty right now. But it is a very exciting event to have Eldon's shop finished so I thought I would share it!
This is the view as you come up our
driveway muddy road to the back of our house and the garage. The next big job awaiting us in the Spring is our landscaping, building a yard fence, putting in a cattle guard and building the rails, etc. on our back porch. I can hardly wait! Luckily I have a husband that loves to work right?
We really love the way the garage came out. I wanted to go the easy route and have metal siding. Eldon insisted on it matching the house and having the Hardy Plank siding. Wow, am I happy he won that argument! It looks really nice.
We painted it the same color as the house, put on the same color metal roof, built the porch the same and....
... even did the same beadboard ceiling on the porch that we did on the house porches!
Here is the view from the other side of the hill.
I really love the inside. It is definitely Eldon. He put sheet rock on the ceiling and this awesome wood on the walls. It gives it a nice wood smell and looks very masculine! This is the side of the garage where we'll be parking our boat. You didn't think we'd be parking CARS in here did you??!! (Smile)
The art on the walls is compliments of our son who is an Aerial Lineman and works off of a helicopter platform. He found these vintage pictures from the company that he works for and they gave them to him. They are a fun addition to the walls.
And the wood stove is the greatest thing ever! That means he can work out here in the freezing cold weather conditions! And I can bring my cup of coffee and sit by the fire and talk about the next project!
Custom work benches and table on the other side of the garage. This is the shop part. The place to work on projects. The table can be moved out of the way if Eldon needs to bring a vehicle in to work on it. (Yes, he does that too.)
At the end of the work bench is an old roll top desk that is solid wood and weighs a million pounds. We moved it from Utah, have had it in storage for 3 years and I refused to put it in the house. Eldon said he'd make use of it in his garage! It's funny because it actually looks pretty good!
Then the other end with the carriage doors. I helped Eldon install those things and it was an interesting job. But we got them in and they work!
I love that we have attic space to store our camping gear and things. The little pull down ladder is awesome. Our grand-girls think it is amazing and I'm glad that when it's folded up into the ceiling they can't reach it! (And the boat barely fit in its half of the garage!)
It's the perfect attic space, with a light and windows on each side.
I'm so glad that Eldon has his "space" back! I know how much I hated not having my Craft Room. It's kind of a fun place to hang out and I'm thinking I may have a few projects to do out here too. (I imagine permission will be necessary first!!)
Hope your New Year is off to a great start. We started ours out with our kids all home and it was so special to have a house full of family, laughter, and craziness!