I’ve mentioned before that we recently purchased a shed off of Craigslist. We were in such need of space for all the treasures I’ve been picking up lately. We got crazy lucky to have gotten such a sweet deal from the previous owner. Did I mention that it is completely insulated and drywalled? And the electricity has already been installed? We will have to wait a while to get power run out to the sheds, but it will be great because it’s complete with lights and an air conditioner!
Since it was delivered, we have been slowly filling it up with things from the garage. And just a few new things too. Okay, maybe more than a few… Ha!
While I love the space it provides, it wasn’t pretty. In fact it was kind of an eyesore. Not like our other shed…
It needed a makeover. We had some of the paint left over from the first red shed, but not enough. So I stalked my local Sherwin Williams store for mis-tints, and about two weeks ago, I hit pay dirt! They had two shades of exterior red that I could have for – get this– $2 a gallon!!! One was kind of a purple red, the other like a mauve red. I hoped that when I mixed it together with what I had left from the first shed, it would be sort of similar, but I knew it wasn’t going to be perfect.
Imagine how excited I was when I mixed it all up and it came out to exactly the same shade!! Holy Moley!! The Happy Dance actually happened in my driveway. Thank goodness no one was around to see it 🙂
When we first moved into this house, we bought a Wagner Procoat paint sprayer. My brother painted one room, and deemed it to be a bigger pain to use inside than to just roll the rooms. You have to tape off EVERY SINGLE THING that you don’t want to be painted. I still have green on the fan in there.
So, it has sat in the garage for the past two years because I always assumed it was a pain to use and not worth it.
Boy was I wrong! I pulled it out yesterday and read the directions and figured “hey, I can do this!”. And so, I did.
After the shed was all taped off, and the paint sprayer set up, it literally took me 20 minutes to paint the entire shed. No lie. It took longer to clean the darn thing afterwards! Having used rollers and paint brushes to paint the other shed, and it taking three days to complete, I couldn’t believe how much easier it could have been. Grrr…
So, here is the shed today.
Much better, don’t you think?
I’m trying to decide if I should paint the big doors red too, and just keep the trim white. What do you think?
The yard is still pretty torn up from all the pool construction, so don’t judge me on the mess, just appreciate the color match 🙂
I can’t even tell you how lucky I feel to have gotten this project done for $4 – and for it to have turned out so well. We are planning on putting in a 10 x 10 paver patio between the sheds so I can sand and paint and work on projects without making too much of a mess inside the sheds. We also have to add some plants to both sheds, but those projects will come when the pool is finished.
Speaking of the pool... We are just finishing week two of our Pool Re-Do. Can you believe this is how far they have gotten?!
See the shed in the background? Ugh… not a pretty site line before. So happy that it’s painted now!
Actually, it’s a little further along than this picture, because they finished the plumbing yesterday, and then this morning, it passed the plumbing inspection. Next they will backfill all around the pool, and do the coping and tile. I can’t get over how fast this is going! Treasure Pools will forever get my recommendation – they truly do an amazing job.
So, what have you been up to lately? Any big projects going on?
Well, I have to get back outside and sand the furniture for my niece’s big-girl room. My new niece/goddaughter(!) should be making her way into the world in a few weeks, so I’m working on a deadline here to get the older one into her new surroundings and settled as soon as possible.
Thanks for stopping by!