Friday, May 24, 2013

Garden Shed Facelift

With spring and warmer weather here we are moving outside to take care of some yard work.  This is our first full summer on our new property.  We haven't had such big trees on a property before and that means lots of clean up and pruning, raking years of leaves piled in the shrubs, and general yard make over stuff!

We are making some slow and steady progress though.  Decided to start on seeing a smaller project through to the end...small goal and seeing it completed helps you keep on with the bigger jobs!

This little garden shed was in need of some new hinges, some planters, some garden accessories and a few days later,,,,I think it looks great!!

Here is the before picture:   

Add some red paint, charcoal trim, new handle and lock, pain the hinges and add some faux brick to the bottom and one mini facelift complete!!

These planters came with the property, I decided to move them beside the shed and hopefully the morning glories that I planted will make their way up the trellis.  I hauled sooo many rocks into our previous yard to make tree bed borders and flower beds.  This yard will only require 1 tree bed and this rock bed by the shed.  One problem is we don't have any rock piles on this quarter of land!!  Thankfully when we asked the neighbors, they said to help ourselves to some rock piles on their land.  I wanted a river rock size.  Called the landscape place in the city and they wanted $120/yard !! YIKES!  Then called a gravel place and they wanted $31/yard...that was a little bit better but was thankful that in the neighbors rock pile there were lots of the size that I wanted!  In fact, I have never seen a rock pile with small rocks like this in it!  Someone sure went to alot of work gather rocks!

Any suggestions on an annual plant that will be a good, fast growing climber on the trellis?  I am hoping that the morning glories will fill it in pretty good...but this year may be a trial and error year for plants and knowing what will work. 

This shows the shed almost complete, just had to add the faux brick on the bottom and I think it looks much better.  It took us a few loads to move everything from our Hanna farm to this one.  At times I think we looked the Beverly Hillbillies!  Darrell hangs onto a lot of things and had to bring most of it!  Thankful that he did though...we have used scraps of this and that, fence posts were hauled down, and lumber,,,,farmers never want to part with anything!  Some of which you will see in future posts!  Thanks, Darrell, for being the pack rat you are at times!!

Our friend, Rob, made this cute little wind chime out of old cutlery.  I think the perfect place to hang it is by this little garden shed that is thankful for its mini makeover!

Hoping you all have a great week end and thanks for stopping by to see what we have been up to in the country!!  

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Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Dawna. Your little shed looks great with it's fresh paint and makeover. I like the faux brick work added at the base of it. I love the rock garden area and the large tubs for planters. Thunbergia is a pretty annual vine (brown eyed susan vine) that might work there too but it needs sunshine (as do morning glories) and I'm assuming you get sunshine in that spot. We are such packrats in this house and after almost 36 years and having never moved I think it would be a major purge if we did! :-) I hope you have a nice weekend. Blessings, Pamela

Dana DeVolk said...

Wow, it looks fantastic!
We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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We hope to see you there!

Dawna Motz said...

Thanks for the suggestions Pam. The planters get lots of morning sun. And I think I have seen the brown eyed susan vine in the nurseries and they are one of my favorites...just seem so expensive here?? Hoping my morning glories do well this year and we will go from there.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

And what a great facelift it is. Love those silver windchimes!

Tonya @ Love of Family And Home said...

Welcome back to blogland Dawna & thanks so much for linking up!! Your outdoor shed looks beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Joan Price said...

Thanks for the share! I absolutely love that door color! My husband and I have one of those old quaker barns and have been brainstorming what color to paint it and I think we just found our color! By any chance do you know what brand/color you used?

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