We are moving right along with our Fall in Love project – the barn garage.
Our next big undertaking was painting those amazing rolling workbenches. I asked your opinions last week – I was waffling between red and navy and grey.
I ended up choosing navy – or Behr Starless Night, to be exact.
I really like this color (we also have it on our exterior door). It’s a bit of a dustier navy. This paint I used was Behr MARQUEE Semi-Gloss and the finish is perfect – smooth and shiny. I hope this will make it easy to keep clean and dust free. (No promises.)
I could have very easily left those workbenches their natural wood color. But that would have been no fun. Right?
Plus, the tops were made of MDF and were pretty raw and textured. I thought the paint could even that out, and it does look a TON better now. (But I’ve already tried to convince Ryan that it would be SO RAD to have a piece of sheet metal cut for the tops of each of the three workbenches. He’s currently unconvinced.)
While we were at it, I convinced Ryan to install these barn lights from Menards along this wall. I think it makes it feel more like a workspace. (There will eventually be three installed, but our local Menards didn’t have a third fixture.)
I think they are begging to be red. But that’s currently on the back burner.
I also picked up these lamp guards at Menards (similar to these at Amazon, but a fraction of the price). They mask the fact that there are 20 hideous bare light bulbs in the garage. They also protect the bulbs from getting smashed by boards or other things that smash light bulbs. (Let’s be honest, I really only care about the looks.) For a couple bucks, it feels like it’s more intentional than a bare bulb. Now to convince Ryan to replace all those bulbs with something prettier …
These work benches are really going to give us so many options –
- Store all our stuff on the bottom.
- Provide an expansive workspace on the top.
- Give us tons of space to entertain.
- Look awesome.
I love how this barn is coming together.
Now. Now, is the ugly part. Figuring out how to actually get everything organized and put away. This is what’s currently living in the barn. And that’s about 20 percent of what we have to store.
I’m going to need it. All of it.
Any tips for getting all this junk under control?
Thanks to Behr Paint for providing the Behr MARQUEE paint for this project. And thanks to you for supporting sponsors who make projects like this possible.