Finished garage walls allow you to make the space more versatile, and creates more than just storage for your cars and recreational vehicles. It is also a place that can handle an overflow of guests or serves as a place to gather in inclement weather. Choose the look that suits your lifestyle and taste when completing your walls.
Turn your garage walls into works of art. Surprise your kids by actually encouraging them to paint graffiti on the walls. If you prefer a more polished graffiti look, hire an art student who can do magic with a couple of cans of spray paint. This look complements modern tile or high sheen garage floors. Focus on just one wall to capture painted hand prints and even outlines of the kids as they grow over the years.
Stone or Brick
Give your garage a cozy look with faux stone or brick. This look allows you to quickly transform your garage into a room fit for graduation open-houses and parties. Paint the brick to give it a contemporary feel or leave it in its natural state for warmth.
Add a faux finish to your garage walls. Tear several rolls of paper towels into strips and wad them into balls. Paint small sections of the wall and spread the torn pieces onto it, then paint over them. Consider glazing your faux stucco walls after the paint dries.
Paint two 5-by-6-foot sections on each of your garage walls with chalkboard paint. This particular type of paint is available in several colors ranging from pastels to bold primary colors. Paint each section the same color or mix it up with completely different ones. Frame each chalkboard section with wall molding to give it the look of hung portraits.
Add a decorative border to your finished garage walls. Your options for borders are not limited to wall paper. Use chrome diamond plate borders for a modern look. Old license plates offer a vintage feel to the garage.
Give your garage band a place to practice without disturbing the neighbors or the rest of your family. Screw tufted vinyl cushions to the walls. Choose retro colors in bright red, neon or alternate black and white cushions to completely sound proof your garage. Stick with vinyl or plastic that can be easily cleaned.
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