Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What's your plan?

Can you guess what's behind door #1?

Just a clean and empty garage!

The perfect spot for a car! ... Imagine that!

If you've been following along, you know that the garage and driveway are where I work. I paint furniture, a good bit of furniture. So first of all, I need lots of storage space. And since it's harder to find furniture over the winter, I've been stocking up.

And like it or not, ( I love snow!) winter is coming. Here in Maryland, we got record amounts of the fluffy stuff last year. So, I promised my husband that the cars would be back in the garage before the first flake falls. I've been working hard to reorganize and utilize every inch of available space in our house. But seriously, you can't just stuff a dresser in the closet or under the bed!
And then of course, there is the problem of painting in colder temperatures. I really like to paint outside in the fresh air. But I'm going to try to work on some smaller projects in the basement over the winter. Not sure how that will work.

Based on your comments over the last few months, I know I'm not alone here. I know there are other garages out there filled with furniture projects instead of cars. We can't just stop for the winter. So I'm just asking, what's your plan? Have you been stocking up for winter? Have you taken over your garage too? How do you deal with storage? Where will you be painting over the winter?

For me, it's all a work in progress. I'll keep you posted on how it's going. But I'd love to hear your thoughts!
This weekend is going to be unseasonably warm. I can't wait! If anyone is looking for me, I'll be in the garage!

And in the interest of full disclosure, one car is still in the driveway!


NanaDiana said...

Oh I don't even dare tell you that there is a space between cars that is packed with "stuff" that I need to get done and get to the consignment shop or sell on Etsy or Craig's List or something. I HAVE to deal with it in the next week or so or my name will be MUD!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

In all the years that I have been married I have never been able to park in the garage. How sad is that?

Maxabella said...

We haven't been able to get our car in the garage for years... I need a studio!! x

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and following along! I really enjoyed peeking around your blog too! I am your newest fan. :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

i am so impressed! and also so jealous that you even have a garage!!!! ;)

cindy said...

I don't really paint furniture in the winter as the fumes are just overwhelming to me. I reserve the winter months for painting walls, crafting, and sewing. Oh, and hibernating :)

The last of my furniture adventures will be this week. Then the cars get pulled in. :)

Anne Lorys said...

Wow, great job!!!
Do you make house calls? ;-)

patrice @ duplicity furnishings said...

Well I guess I should be glad to live in southern CA, so I don't have to park in my paint booth, I mean garage :) ha.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Too funny! Both of our cars are in the driveway right now! My husband has offered to make a trip with a truckload of furniture to the thrift shops to help the situation. :) It's been getting so cold, but I've noticed that once I get out in the garage and start working, I usually warm right up!

kathie said...

Oh my, do I feel your pain! Both our cars are in the driveway right now :) It's getting colder, but thankfully here in Atlanta it doesn't get really*really cold often! I'm working to get the garage cleaned out but I told my husband I can't make any promises! I'm impressed you got half of yours done!