Shed Makeover

We’ve had this shed… and it was a real eye sore to look at. Seriously.

I basically couldn’t stand to look at it another second. When we bought our property, I can remember thinking how bad of shape it was in. It really needed a makeover.

It was hideous. And rotting. And falling apart. And did I mention ugly?

But… After a ton of work, new paint and wood, and products from 3MDIY.com our shed makeover is complete!

And I’m completely thrilled with the results!

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

But I think I should remind you where we started…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to get started!

First, we had to power wash the shed. The paint was already peeling really badly and it was filthy.

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Even though paint chips were flyin’ in every direction, I loved this job! Not only was it awesome to remove the chipping paint, but I was able to rock out to our local radio stations with 3M Tekk Protection

The Digital WorkTunes are fabulous. And my ears thanked them since the power washer is super loud…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once the shed had dried out, everything started looking a lot better with a fresh coat of primer and paint…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

With the paint dry, we were ready to start replacing and adding the new wood.

I happen to know the perfect guy for the job…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

We added a wood border to each corner and the entire bottom…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

And then we added trim to the door…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once all the wood was in place, I used about 10 tubes of caulking to fill in all the gaps…

Then I started filling nail holes…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

To help me out, I used the 3M Wood Filler

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

I filled the hole…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then wiped them smooth and left them to dry for 24 hours…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

The next day I sanded them smooth with the 3M Advanced Abrasives

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once all the nail holes were sanded, I moved onto painting. This was the most time consuming…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, I taped off all the posts with the ScotchBlue™™ Painter’s Tape

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

While I painted the trim white, Anthony added a new piece of metal flashing to the front of the shed…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then he started building the “windows”. Using extra fencing wire, he measured and cut the wire to fit our frames…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

And then attached the wood frame…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

For the frames, we used cedar fence pickets. After staining them, we sealed each board and nailed them over the wire.

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once the frames were done, and I finished painting, it was time to add the finishing touches.

Let me just tell ya, you’d never know it’s the same shed.

Seriously.

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m pretty much in love with it… and I may or may not walk to the closest windows in the house to stare at it.

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

I mean, it’s no biggie or anything. I just stare away and sigh…

…sigh…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

And the color scheme makes me really happy.

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

As well as crisp straight paint lines…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

And door pulls…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

Potted Boxwoods are also magnificent to stare at…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

As are grape vine wreaths…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

And chicken wire baskets always make me smile…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

And I really love fencing wire framed windows…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

But most of all, I love this shed makeover…

Shed Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

I couldn’t be any happier with the results!

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Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

P.S.S.- The door pull is from Hobby Lobby.

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. What a difference! It looks fantastic and sooo much better! The faux windows and potted boxwoods are my favorite parts. :)

  2. Oh, my goodness. That is so pretty! I love your colors! Now I wish I had an old grungy shed to make over. Just one suggestion, add some diagonal trim to the door to make it look like a barn door. Great job!

  3. So cute…love it!! You did such a great job. Esp. love the shrubs in the whiskey barrels too – attractive and practical.. Ihope you put this on Hometalk on the gardening page. There are so many shed ideas there and a real group of shed lovers!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
    Blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
    Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com (for portfolio of chalk painted work)

    • THANK YOU so much, Donna! I love the boxwoods and whiskey barrels too! :)
      I’m be sure to post on Hometalk too! :)
      -Shayna

  4. Great Job ! You should be very proud of your selfs ! The two halves are greater than the One alone ! Your a good team ! Go fourth and conquer !

  5. Pam Lerczak says:

    Just a little upgrade:) lol!!! It looks great!

  6. What a great transformation and it looks like the 3M products really helped out. I love the mix of soft colours and greenery with the rustic wood.

  7. Really beautiful, I want to live there, it’s so darn cute!

    • THANK YOU so much, Lisa! I thought about packing my sleeping back out there for a second! I really like looking at it… :)
      -Shayna

  8. Great job! I have a shed in my yard that could use a makeover like this!
    Susan

  9. Pretty AND she knows how to use power tools!!! You go girl…love it:) Looks fantastic, Shayna!!!
    Blessings & <3
    M

  10. Michelle says:

    Your shed makeover looks great. I love the colors and those faux windows. I may have to make some for my patio.

    • THANK YOU so very much, Michelle! The faux windows are such a great way to add character! And they’re cheap! :)
      -Shayna

  11. Such a dramatic transformation! It looks so cute now!!

  12. WOW! Shayna you continue impressing me with your projects and I loved seeing pictures of you too, you look so cute with those big glasses :-) you guys did an amazing job; the work you put was worth it and now you can look at it and be proud of it too! :-)

    • THANK YOU so much, Ingrid! I’m so happy to have it done. Now we have a really cute shed to look at! :)
      -Shayna

  13. This is great. We painted our wood shed last year and it looks so much better, but I would love to add the decorating touches like you did.

  14. Great looking job! Chicken wire windows = GENIUS. :-)

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

  15. Your cute little shed put my metal shed to shame. I now have shed-envy. Couldn’t be any cuter!!!! Nice job guys :)

  16. Julie @ Being Home says:

    I totally love this transformation. The chicken wire frames and boxwood planters really add the finishing touch! The door pull and lock also adds style.

    Beautiful makeover! Nice to meet a fellow Coloradan. :)

  17. Awesome awesome transformation and you dressed it up so beautifully! Loos gorgeous!

  18. Kathryn G says:

    Fantastic reno…now I really want a shed of my own!

  19. Excellent transformation, Shayna! Those wire windows are the best! Everything looks perfect!!~~Angela

  20. Beautiful Shed! It’s crazy to think it looked completely different before!

  21. Amazing transformation! You had great vision. I wouldn’t have been able to see how that could turn out but you did. It was worth the work!!

    • THANK YOU so much for the sweet comment, Stacey! It looks so much better… and it was totally worth all the work! :)
      -Shayna

  22. Oh wow, Shayna! It’s lovely. I want to live there. lol! As always, you’ve done an outstanding job! I’ve pinned and I’m including a link back in Saturday’s DIY highlights. :)

    • THANK YOU so very much, Roeshel! I’m so excited to be included in your DIY highlights!
      Have a great weekend! :)
      -Shayna

  23. Beautiful Job … it looks great and I love the faux windows. I would like to do that on the back side of our work shop and hang plants on them but it gets really hot in the late evening when the sun goes down. Doubt that a plant would survive. Thanks for the idea and inspiration. Love your blog.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

    • THANK YOU so much, Audrey! I love the faux windows too… and I’m so happy you’re inspired! :)
      I know exactly what you mean about the heat… we have a few windows like that too! Bummer!
      -Shayna

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