Yes - my husband took all last week off from work. To do what? Vacation? Go backpacking? Rockclimbing? Golf? (oh wait he did play 9 holes...). No he took a whole week off to finish the garage. I was a little unclear as to why the garage needed "finishing" - because afterall it is just a garage! But he had it all planned out. Starting from bare studs, he would put up drywall, paint and build shelves and counterspace - primarily for his tools. And what a job it was! He did the entire thing himself and if anyone knows anything about putting up drywall - you will understand that it is not a one-man job. I did help him a little with the painting. We started off using roller brushes and quickly decided to go purchase a paint sprayer. This helped some but he ended up looking like this.
The drywall and painting (which he hated) took about 4 days and then the real fun for him began. He built some shelves for all of our stuff and a work area for him. Although he has a few things to add, he finished most of the work before Monday. Whew! Job well done Hon!
Unfortunately I don't have any "before" pictures but it was just studs with a few nails to hang things on. Here are some pictures before he installed the shelves and stuff. I may post more pictures once it's all finished. But you get the idea...
Mark that off the home improvement list! Besides, it forced us to clean and organize the garage - how good does that feel ?!