Ben and I have lived in our home for a little over a year now, and we've been slowly personalizing and beautifying each room. (Check out The Howard Home Tour if you haven't already!) But now that the weather is pretty much PERFECT we've been spending a lot more time outside the house, and it's definitely made us more aware of improvements that need to be taking place in the yard. For example, meet Mr. Ghetto Shed:
Because I am weird, I used Photoshop to see how the shed could look if we gave it a little TLC, and flowers :)
First step was priming it:
Priming was 100% Ben's idea, and definitely not something I normally do. I'm all about just going for it with the final paint color - which usually means adding 1.3 million extra coats to cover the color underneath. This time, I listened to him and I'm really really glad I did!
I primed the woodwork too, and I'm planning to coat that with a layer or two of semi-gloss white to brighten it up a little more. Thanks to the primer, I only did one coat of the light blue!
When the sun in shining directly on it, the color looks almost white. But here you can tell more easily that it's just a very pale blue :)
1) Paint the woodwork semi-gloss white
2) Stain the ramp a dark shade of grey
3) Paint the hardware glossy black
4) Create shutters & paint them black
5) Cute-ify with lots of flowers & maybe a little garden bench!
Can't wait to show you how it looks when it's all finished up!
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