When Ben and I bought our house one of the things we were both really excited about was the huge shed in the backyard. It was structurally in good shape, aesthetically...
Not so much.
So on Sunday, Ben and I decided to change that. First Ben power washed the shed from a shade of algae green to its original beige/tan color.
Next he pulled off the rotting white wood trim and started cutting new wood to replace it.
I removed the shutters and sprayed them with three coats of black Rustoleum indoor outdoor flat paint. Then I painted the new wood Ben cut with 3 coats of exterior white semi-gloss paint. As they dried he attached them back onto the shed:
It was clear that the previous owners had confiscated their window boxes and left behind a yucky outline, so we decided to make our own!
Ben was able to build them really quickly, using these plans that I found on Pinterest. They were inexpensive (roughly $12 for the two including screws, wood and paint) and sturdy and I loved painting them! I used the same exterior white paint as the trim, then I made a black stenciled outline to tie it in with the black shutters. Filled them with flowers and voila:
We had plenty of extra white exterior paint so I decided to freshen up the trim and it really made a big difference! However, I realized that I am a big scaredy-cat when it comes to being up high on a ladder...doing that top window was terrifying!!
Ben and I are really proud of how it all turned out and can't wait to get started on more projects!!!
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