I used up a half can of primer and 2 different leftover paint cans for the base coat (I just mixed them all together.) I used some leftover green kitchen paint for the bottom part of the wall and some leftover living room paint for the top part. I would have never put these 2 colors together intentionally inside of my house, but they go well for the garage.
Total cost for this project:
1 shelf = $0 used an old one from a closet
2 wooden boards with pegs = $0 left over from one of the kids rooms
1 box of plaster for texture = $7
5 different paint cans of leftover paint = $0
1 framed puzzle discarded years ago from son's room =$0
Grand Total = $7
I almost forgot about the new door! I was tired of having a dog door in our door when we no longer have a dog. I listed our old door on craigslist and sold it an hour later for $25 right off the hinges! My DH came home to no door and he had to go to the store for a new one and install it right way. That was sneaky of me to pull such a trick on him, but I had been asking for a new door for 2 years. This way he had to get me a new one! LOL! The new door was $116, but with my $25 from the old door it was $91. So technically the total cost of my garage wall re-do was $98.
The fun part was that I let my kids help me paint. They always want to help me paint, but I don't usually let them because I want the finished job to look good. I wasn't so picky about the garage wall so I let them loose! They felt very important and are now very proud of that wall.
Before Pictures (All same wall I just don't have a wide angle camera)
The new door came with a frame that we didn't need. Any ideas of what to do with a door frame? I guess I can take it apart and save the wood for another project. Maybe I should try selling it on craigslist. I definitely do not want it taking up space in my garage!