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Garage Makeover | Before & After

I've always said, give me one chance on a reality TV show and I'll become a star. Well my chance came AND it didn't happen. I may not be a reality star, but I did get an amazing garage out of it! Read more for a behind the scenes look and before and after photos.

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I saw a post online seeking new homeowners in the Austin area to apply for a YouTube series/show, The Weekender, sponsored by Lowe's. I'm all about makeovers so you better believe I signed up! We were asked to submit a few rooms in our home that we wanted renovated, and if we were chosen Lowe's would decide what room to renovate. I decided my living room and garage needed the most work, so I submitted measurements, photos, and a video of me talking about what I liked and didn't like about each space. After a few rounds of interviews we were chosen and were told our garage was the space they would makeover!

Prior to having twins, we were in the garage A LOT. Alex would build custom tables and other pieces, and I worked on a lot of DIY/painting projects. Our garage turned in to a baby item storage facility, and it felt like a gigantic junk drawer. The dark paneled walls were straight from the 80s, and Alex's work bench/tool area was a nightmare. I wanted more organization and space for projects, and Alex wanted storage for his tools.

Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation
Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation
Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation

Behind the scenes:

Alex and I took off from work for the week, while the Lowe's and the East Coast Creative team (producers of the show) came in. The team was with us from about 8am till 6pm every day. We found out we were selected a little over a month prior, but weren't given any info on what they would be doing. It was a complete surprise. I was excited, Alex was nervous. I knew no matter what they did it would look 10 times better than what it previously looked like. Alex was worried about his tools and workbench area.

I had a TERRIBLE cold and could not hear out of my ears during filming so I sound super nasally. I also had to blow my nose off camera every 30 seconds while shooting.

Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation
Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation
Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation
Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation
Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation
Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation

I'm obsessed with my garage now, and YES it still gets dirty because we have a million bikes and strollers, but it's MUCH more organized and the white walls are a complete game changer. The mudroom is my absolute favorite feature, and is perfect for when my kids are all in school. I have a very small foyer, so I desperately needed a mudroom to throw all of our shoes and backpacks.

Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation
Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation
Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation
Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation
Garage Makeover Before and After Photes, Lowe's Makeover, The Weekender, Garage organization, modern garage, Lowe's makeover, organized garage, garage renovation

If you want specific product details and paint colors check out East Coast Creative's post!  Now on to the next project...hmm I think it's going to be my master bedroom closet.

7 comments:

Andreea said...

It looks like a proper room now, I could hang out there! Nice adventure, enjoy the new garage!

Kim Reed said...

Loving your new space! Now I feel like cleaning out mine!!

L said...

I love all the blue tote storage! I love the look of it - sooo organized! It's gorgeous!

Rebecca Hicks said...

Wow that is SO cool that you were selected! Like a dream come true! And I LOVE what they did with the space. It's so bright and welcoming, and the mudroom feature is perfect. Super cute!

Ramona from Addicted to Fries said...

Your garage looks amazing. What an awesome transformation. How cool is it that you were on a TV show. So, awesome!

Ashley Hardman said...

I am drooling over this! Love love love that teal color of the cubbies!

Queen In Between said...

I seriously hate driving up every day and seeing the garage....I'm totally swooning over this mak over!!