I’m getting excited and I’m pretty happy with how everything has come out.
My father-in-law came over to the house on Saturday around noon. He and I used to do professional house painting as a ‘side gig’ for several years so we made short work of it. Only took us a shade over 3 hours to do all 3 walls and the ceiling. When you have done something like this with someone for a long time, you can work really efficiently. The wife tried to come out and help a little but we told her she would probably just slow us down. (No offense, babe. You’re still my gal. haha)
I decided to go with a semi-gloss for the paint job. I wanted somelthing that would be easy to clean and might not ‘hang on to’ dust as bad as a ‘flat’ type of paint.
All in all, I would say the amount of time spent actually out in the shop working on this is 6 days. That includes insulation, pulling down electric conduit, insulation in the walls, drywall, mud-tape-sanding, and painting. Not too bad. The only thing left is to install some 3 inch baseboards, finish running electrical circuits (I’m having a 100amp subpanel installed in a few weeks), and the ‘scuttle hole’ for attic access. Eventually some pull-down stairs will go in that spot.
Here is the hardest part for me. Determing a good layout for my NEW shop. I know that eventually I will install a nice clear coated epoxy floor (with a little sand for traction). And I plan to do some University of Kentucky themed accents. Toying with painting my baseboards UK blue (Go Cats!). This is where I need your help. It’s a clean slate with 400 sq/ft to play with. I still have to make a small place for two sections I’ve been referring to as ‘Lawn and Garden’ (Mower, weed whacker, chainsaws, etc) and ‘Sporting Goods’ (bicycles and my twin daughters’ toybox). Not a huge amount of stuff. Other than that, I need to layout a few more departments. Mainly, ‘Lumber’, ‘Power Tools’, ‘Assembly’, ‘Sanding’, etc. You get the idea.
Here are the pictures. Please don’t mind the mess.
Thanks for looking!