When Ben and I moved into our home, one of the only things we weren't a fan of - was the small shed in the backyard. It was in rough shape physically and cosmetically. We thought about tearing it up and getting rid of it, but then we were stuck with what to do with our lawn mower. So we thought about getting a new shed, but sheds are surprisingly expensive. We reevaluated and decided our best move was to work with what we had. Naturally, I turned to my go-to: Paint.
First Ben power washed it, then he convinced me to prime the shed before coating it with the pretty light blue and I'm glad I listened. It shortened my painting time quite a bit!
Together we built a ramp that I stained with a pale grey, and Ben built the cutest custom shutters that I painted glossy black.
I got an amazing deal on a window box from a local garden center and painted it black and white and filled it with flowers. I used the same outdoor black paint to cover the hardware on the doors, which I think really gives the shed some extra style :) I also painted two large planters from A.C.Moore using DecoArt Outdoor paint in "Iron Gate" and "Picket Fence", using their Mandala stencil to give it a little character.
I'll be sharing a detailed DIY post about those planters very soon!!
I'm so proud of how it turned out!! This makeover would not have been possible without the sponsorship from DecoArt. Thanks to them and the help of my talented husband - we turned what was once an eye sore into a really adorable cottage-like shed!
What is the most drastic makeover you've ever done to your home or yard? What is your favorite part about the way it turned out? Comment below!! :)
Hi friends! Welcome to the blog! I'm Mandy and I'm an artist, blogger & founder of the "Artists to Know" interview series. Here you'll find photos of my latest art adventures, furniture makeover projects & advice from successful artists!
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