The Shed

One of the major plus points to my new garden was that it came with its own shed.  A shed is a fantastically useful thing and it would have been a real stretch to find room in the budget for a new shed.  Paint, however, paint I can afford!  I have always wanted a Forget-Me-Not Blue shed.  Don’t ask why but it’s always been a ‘thing’.  I have never really painted anything so I jumped right in with my usual “How hard can it be?” approach.  If you ever wish to paint something… put down a drop cloth would you?

 

The first wall gets it's new look!

The first wall gets its new look!

 

The front wall and door hadn’t weathered half as much as the other walls so before I painted this one I gave it a quick sand down to get rid of some of the darker stain.  The rear and side walls had a bit of an algae problem but a quick brush over with some thin bleach took care of that without any hassle (Try not to drip on your nice clothes… in fact, just don’t wear anything nice to do these jobs!)

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And finally, a little bit of white for the trim!  Now all I have to do is figure out if I can move it without it breaking as whoever decided to put it a good foot away from the fence needs shooting, WHY?

 

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2 responses to “The Shed

  1. rachel Butler

    Eek, I wouldn’t move it too close! One, it’s easier to get around if anything needs fixing and two, you may get your neighbours complaining about the running water from the shed roof going down their fence and damaging it (my sister had that problem and the neighbours had to move their shed). Looking good though :-)

    • My plan is to pivot it 90* so it’s broad side on. I have a whole plan for guttering to fill my water butt from the roof run off!

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