I think it’s truly amazing how when you take action on a long-desired project, things just fall into place.
Ever since Judy and I moved into our new Arizona home, we wanted to customize the garage a bit. Growing up, garages tended to be dingy dumping grounds for all the detritus one collects during a life. Being “car people,” we wanted our garage to be a bit more of a showcase for our little Fiat sports car, so we bought some prints and posters, made sure our storage solutions were neat and organized, and even bought a snazzy red cafe set and cappuccino maker to help set the scene.
That wasn’t enough. When we added another vehicle we knew we needed a change. We talked to some experts about floor coverings and signed on the dotted line to have Cardinal Concrete Coatings lay down a sparkling gray-with-red-flecks epoxy floor. Agreeing on an installation date set the wheels in motion.
Ahead of the floor coating, we got out paint brushes and rollers to cover-up the original beige paint with a monochromatic silver/gray. We added an accent wall of flashy red.
The professionals came out to fix-up the floor, cleaning, scouring and prepping the concrete surface for the new finish.
The flakes are cast in a random pattern, which gives the floor a look of depth … and fun! It’s scraped and smoothed and allowed to set up.
After that the epoxy is smoothed over the top for the shiny, easy-to-keep-clean finish. The garage looks amazing! In a few more hours we can pull the cars back in where the colors will complement and showcase our white and red cars.
Our red and black-themed organization bins were a consideration when we chose the colors, so the needed storage space blends seamlessly.
I know that for some, feeling joy about a garage is a bit of a stretch, but for me, it makes me smile every time I come home to it. I am truly grateful that Judy and I decided to take the plunge.
There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored. Make a decision and go for it!
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