Do you have an old shed sitting in your backyard that has seen better days? Has it past its life expectancy? Has the original paint job made way for a more prominent color called rust? Well, if you have answered yes to just one of these questions, I would like to share a weekend project with you that will turn that old shed into your favorite getaway.
Don’t get rid of that eyesore of a shed that has taken over the back corner of your backyard. Good. Now let’s get started. One word of advice, GET AN EARLY START! This is without a doubt a weekend project. The earlier in the day you start, the better time management you will have. The first thing on the agenda to do is to clean out that old shed. Get rid of everything. You need to start with a clean slate. The best way to tackle this task is to find a new home for these items and instead of stockpiling everything over to the side, go ahead and place them in their new permanent storage location.
Design Your Old Shed Into The Great One
This will prevent you from having to do a lot of extra work later on. Besides, when you finish creating your new backyard getaway, you don’t want your old storage items blocking your view. Unfortunately, this project will cost you a little money depending on how many of these items you already have. You are going to have to paint the shed in order to breathe new life into it. Buy a gallon of a good primer and a gallon of EXCELLENT exterior paint. The qualities of these two items are vital for establishing the longevity of your paint job.
This is not the area where you want to try a save a few bucks. If you do it right today, your shed will still look like a great backyard getaway and be just as inviting fifteen years from now. Be careful to purchase paint that the manufacturer has created specifically for the material your shed is made from. If your shed is made from metal, you will need a paint designed to cover metal.
If your shed is made from wood, you will need a paint designed to cover wood. No matter what your shed is made from, you will need to purchase exterior paint and not paint created for interior surfaces. This is the time to choose a bright color to paint your shed. Choose a color that will draw the eye of your guest to the shed. Do not be afraid to use color. Your best option is to pick a color that will contrast against the color of your planting material. Purchase 6 LARGE potted plants. These will be used to create a lush garden appeal as well as draw the eye of the visitor to your shed. Try and purchase plants that are, or will be in a very short amount of time, at least five feet tall (including the pot). They should have a look of maturity, be lush and full in nature, and very healthy.