What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Many Hours Later: the after shots

Big mountain of rubble, where did you go?!? Good riddance! I won't miss you!

Rubbermaid bins, boxes for salvation army, bunches of randomness, bunny trails to the door... No longer. The top of the broken dryer (that must stay in the house because it belongs to our landlord) is now the shelf for Matt'c clean barn clothes. He gets dressed each morning in the garage. Brrrr. I love that man. He endures so much to keep my cow allergies at bay....

I never did take a before picture of this area but if you can imagine piles of manila folders from Matt's college days, tax papers from before we were married and empty binders about two feet high...you can get the visual. I made this our 'beverage' department. As you can see, we are fully stocked should any company arrive. Anyone want to arrive?!?

Ahhhh...a grimy, dirty, cracked concrete floor never looked so good!

Garages are NEVER a pretty sight, but I would say this is a VAST improvement. Wouldn't you?!?
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Tracy said...

Well done! I love our home, and it HAD a garage, but we never used it. Verne finished it into two bedrooms and a bathroom because we asked Grandma to move in. We don't have a basement either. Sigh. Yea. Still love the house, but with seven people, there is NO storage!

Morning said...

Good work! Isn't it marvellous when you get stuck into a project like this, and the results are so good. We have a huge warehouse out the back, so I wouldn't dare go anywhere near it with the idea of cleaning it!

Anonymous said...

That looks so much better! Well done. And what did/does your DH think of it?

Cheers, Wilm in NZ

Matt said...

It's the kind of gift that keeps on giving!
Although I suspect now that I have some more room, I might also have some more projects.

Smith Family said...

I would love to come over. IT would only take me a couple of days in the van. Maybe some day i will get up your way.
Marcy Smith

Rebecca said...

Wilm~ That was my husband underneath your comment. So, I guess he liked it! ;-)

Marcy~There is a standing invitation at our house, so if ever you do drive out this way-you had better let me know!

Elizabeth said...

What a thoughtful gift- I'm sure Matt was tickled...Happy New Year to You Rebecca!

Melissa E. said...

Good job! And let me commend you for remembering to take the "before" shots! (I always forget!)

I'll bet you hubby was thrilled; who wouldn't like to be excused from cleaning out the garage?!!

Happy new year!