This is, on many levels, very embarrassing for me.
I grew up the daughter of a car dealer. My father loves cars like us craft bloggers love our hot glue guns and burlap. His love is a lot more expensive than ours, obviously.
Some years ago, he built a 3 car garage in his backyard. It's insulated, heated and air conditioned, wired with satellite television and radio, well lit and decorated. The concrete floors are sealed and clean enough to eat off.
This new garage is in addition to the 3 car garage that is attached to his house, which is also heated and air conditioned, equipped with television and radio, well lit, decorated, and possesses clean, sealed concrete floors.
The point is, I was taught to respect my garage more than I do.
Our garage is...
well, it's nothing like my dads garages are.
My husband and I both drive trucks, and only one will fit inside the garage. So Matt parks outside. Because I'm a princess. (kidding! sort of.)
Not to worry, though, we've managed to fill the space with plenty of stuff.
(I love paint! don't worry - this isn't all of it...)
There's a big pile of thrift store treasures, large bins where we collect glass to recycle, and lots and lots of paint. The winter is much more crowded than the summer, of course. Patio furniture cushions, large clay pots from the front porch, etc.
(there's a dresser in there that's going to be FAB!)
Every spring I spend a week cleaning it out, but it never makes much of a difference.
It's okay, though - I'm at peace with my garage mess (even if my dad does shudder every time he comes over!)
The BEST thing about it is that I can spray paint in there.
The floor is covered with strange geometric shapes in various colors from the overspray of all my projects. It's like a rainbow, I love it.
This time of year, it's getting pretty cold here.
Yesterday it was 40 degrees.
I backed my truck out, set up shop, and got to work. 10 projects at a time - that's what I call a productive spray painting afternoon!
I've got some exciting projects coming up!
1. Will be a large centerpiece
2. Will be a fun candle holder
3. Hardware for a new piece of furniture
4. A curtain rod for my upcoming family room re-do
5. A picture frame - also for the family room re-do
6. A chair
7. A tray (this one is going to be fun!)
8. Behind the buffet - a piece of metal for my upcoming kitchen re-do
9. A buffet, for the dining room
10. A doll cradle - a Christmas gift for my niece :)
Where do you spray paint?