DIY garage makeover: three rooms for the price of one!

Project “Make Way For Baby (#2)” has been in full swing here in the Wilhelm household. Call it me being a crazy, over-achieving organizer, call it me nesting a lot early or just call it awesome (I’ll take two of those as definite compliments). In any case, there is now a room in our house called “the baby’s room”!

This room used to be the office/chess room/awards showroom/Army room (read: place where we stored 70% of Andy’s Army crap). No longer, my friends. Computer desk and chair, chess table and chairs = sold. Computer = pending being wiped clean and sold. Awards and memorabilia = moved to the guest room closet (which also received a clean out). But none of this would have ever come to fruition without the design-on-a-dime stroke of genius I had while laying awake one night with insomnia: we redo the garage, eliminate our storage room and create a full Army closet, thus taking the Army out of both of the spare rooms permanently.

A few weeks ago I Googled and Pinterested and came up with the perfect garage solution for us, utilizing the Rubbermaid FastTrack and Closet systems.

Here are the “before” shots of the garage and storage room:

Before Garage Makeover

Garage Before

Garage Closet Before

Storage Room Before

And after what would have taken just one day (had all the parts arrived at the same time) but instead took two days of (really very easy) work, the amazing result of our garage makeover:

After Garage Makeover with Rubbermaid Fast Track System

Garage After

Garage Closet After Rubbermaid Closet Solution

Storage Room (now Army Room) After

I have my darling husband to thank for all of this, because when I say “we worked hard/cleaned out/installed/lifted” what I really mean is…he knocked it out of the park. I thought I was the one with the stud-finding skills (I bagged him almost nine years ago didn’t I?), but boy does that man have a way with studs and screws and drills and levels and ladders and muscles.

New garage, new Army Room and new baby room = complete!


  1. Dang that looks like a lot of work. Go husband!

    • It looks like a lot, but putting up the closet system and the fast tracks was actually really, really easy. My skeptical husband was impressed with their products! Just the moving of everything and clearing out took a while.

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