As you can see, there are three different colors on the walls now. I
don't know why I picked these exact colors but when looking at some paint chips, I thought they would go
good together. The top is an off white, the bottom is light gray with a
racing stripe separating the two.
The shelves that you see are like the ones I put in our closet a year
ago (which is where I got the idea to use them from) and they worked out
great. The shelves are made out of steel coated with some kind of
plastic or vinyl. One of the things I added to the shelves were some new funnels.
These funnels have tops and bottoms that screw on, which helps keep dirt
and bugs out of them. I also plan to buy some 1 gallon containers (that
will replace my old ones) which will hold gas, solvent, thinner, etc.
And the new ones will be painted to match the rest of the garage.
I also bought a sheet of polished diamond plate that measured 1/8" X
48" X 120". I had it sheared to a few specific sizes and placed it
throughout the garage. Notice the molding at the bottom of the walls. I
didn't use the whole sheet so with some of the unused
pieces, I made a few other things.
If you look under the window, you'll see a unit I made out of diamond
plate that has a screw on plastic container underneath it. This is what
I call a "funnel rack". Lets say you used the funnel for adding some oil
to your engine and once you were finished, now you're ready to put
things away. All I have to do is put the dirty funnel into my handy
little rack and let it sit. The remaining liquid in the funnel can now
drain into that container over night and then be put away nice and dry
in the next day or two. It only took a few minutes to
make and works great.
One of the things I've never had before (and have always wanted) was
an air hose reel. I figured that this would be a good time to get one,
along with an electric cord reel too. I can't believe how handy they are
now that I've used it and wonder how I ever got along it without it.