First of all, we needed to prime the bare wood.... so we picked some really bright yellow/green paint that I got for free at a garage sale, but it is really too bright for our house. It worked well as a primer coat. So did a couple of other odd paints.
We put everybody to work on this... we handed out lots of paint brushes and had a family painting "party". :)
You can see more of the shelving... it works, but there are a lot of different finishes and colors. We started at one side and kept emptying shelves and painting... it was a last minute kind of job. :)
These first pictures look really light colored, but it was a little darker after it dried. Would I have chosen this color if I could have picked ANYthing I wanted to? No, probably not.... but it worked out fine......
I knew having all one color would look nice, but I was still really pleased with how much it helped the looks of things.
Here, you can also see the 5 gallon bucket with paint.
This color is probably more accurate for the finished color than the other pictures. We were all surprised at the color that emerged... and I wish I would have taken a picture of all the colors of paints used... there were whites, grays, pink, green, blues, pale yellow... and there was even a flourescent paint!
We ended up painting the whole garage all the same color... and we still have a gallon or so left for touch up.... things look better.... and the best part was that it was FREE. And we all worked together. It was a satisfying project.... and my husband bought pizza afterwards, which was a treat for all of us.... we were all really tired!
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