Man Cave Monday: Floor Show
My masterplan to turn my garage into a comic book shrine slumbered through the month of April, but lurched back into motion this past weekend as we attacked my ugly garage floors. This weekend kind of marked the crossing of the Rubicon for this project — it is one thing to make a resolution, or to pack your things away; it is another thing to put in a wall; but to actually empty out your garage and scrub the floors with acid requires a real gut check.
That’s right, I said empty the garage. And not just any garage. I had to empty this garage, home to the sprawling Accumulation that is the Longbox Graveyard!
Where does all that stuff go?
I don’t recommend it … but we put it all in my living room!
After a day of lifting, carrying, and stacking my garage was … empty!
From the outside, you can get an idea of the scale of this job. That section on the left is the future home of the (organized and spiffy) Longbox Graveyard collection.
My ass well and truly kicked, I fell asleep early that night, and then was up bright and early to greet my friend Andrew, who had offered to come over and spend some of his garage mojo on behalf of Longbox Graveyard. Normally I wouldn’t try something like this myself, but Andrew had already done the job in his own garage, and I was emboldened by his example.
The plan was to scrub and acid wash my oil-stained garage floor …
… and then hose everything out …
… which marked the end of the second day of labor on this job.
Sunday was painting day. With the floors thoroughly dry, we mixed up our epoxy formula and got to work painting the floors.
We had a minimum of misadventures (and Andrew shouldered most of the labor in painting the floor) with good results.
Better than it was, that’s for sure.
Next up will be paint for the walls, putting in cabinets, and the brutal task of moving everything back into the garage and seeing if the parts fit. Stay tuned for more thrilling garage remodel adventures in the next Man Cave Monday!