Today we’re sharing our next big project, our metal shed makeover plans!
It’s hard to believe but it’s been one year since this metal shed was moved onto our property. Truth be told, I was not happy the day it was delivered.
I thought it was too expensive. I didn’t think we needed one more thing to take care of. And if I’m REALLY getting honest, I was afraid the shed would be an eye sore in the back yard.
At the time, our sweet Jelly Bean had just passed away and I was in no shape to take on a big project.
Month after month, I would sweep the floors of the empty shed, clear away any cobwebs and dream about using it as an office space, a studio or a quiet writing cabin one day.
But no matter how many times I tried to take action on those dreams, something would always hold me back.
Moving Forward on the Metal Shed Makeover Plans
That all changed a few weeks ago when we were riding home talking about the upcoming anniversary of Jelly’s passing.
My bestie S said, “When are you finally going to let yourself have a proper space to create and write? The shed has been empty for a year now, don’t you think it’s time to get started on it?”
I won’t bore you with the rest of the conversation or the details but it was mostly if ___________, then ___________, scenarios which I happen to be famous for.
Those same scenarios have basically kept me scared to move forward on anything for a year despite having nearly every detail drawn and planned out.
In fact, we already have a lot of the furniture pieces we need. Pieces that can easily be repurposed and fitted to use in the metal shed makeover plans.
The things I don’t have though are pretty substantial and unfortunately somewhat expensive.
Walls, for example, insulation, shiplap, the floor needs to be finished and painted. I need at least 2 lights and most importantly, I need a heating and air unit.
My Dad and I sketched out a game plan at the beginning of the year, then the pandemic hit, and the metal shed makeover plans fell to the bottom of our long list of priorities.
Recently though, I’ve been giving the shed project another look. And I’ve decided that progress no matter who big or small or slow is still a step in the right direction.
So, this metal shed makeover is going to be our next big project.
Metal Shed Makeover Plans: Master To Do List
Interior To-Do List:
- Insulate Walls and Ceiling
- Add Plywood Over Insulation
- Add Shiplap Over Plywood
- Trim Out Windows
- Paint Walls White
- Decide if Floors Should Be Planked or Painted Battleship Gray
- Refinish and Paint Built-In Table
- Refinish and Paint Hutch
- Create Work Island
- Add Workstation Table
- Add Seating Area
- Make Coffee Table
- Add Buffet Cabinet for Photography Needs
- Add Rugs
Exterior To-Do List:
- Power Wash Exterior
- Add Fencing Around Base
- Add Concrete Blocks Around Base
- Create Flower Boxes
- Add Flower Boxes to Windows
- Create Steps
- Decide on Backyard Pathway and Flower Gardens
- Add Urns and Plants to Either Side of Shed Door
Given it’s so hot, humid and summer is typically Florida’s rainy season, this project will have to be completed in phases.
While it would be such a special treat to have the metal shed makeover plans completely finished by the Fall, I’m trying to be realistic about the timeline.
The Domino Effect
As always, projects like these have a domino effect and take on a life of their own. Moving my office means we’ll have to turn the current office back into a bedroom.
It also means we’ll (eventually) have to give our backyard a makeover and reorganize the garage too.
Finally, since we’ll be reusing much of the furniture we already have on hand we’ll have empty spots to fill inside the house and in garage as well.
No matter what I know it’s going to be a DIY adventure. And while I probably could have chosen a much better time of year (hello, crazy Florida summer heat – sorry Dad!)
I’m thankful to be able to finally start putting this space together and I can’t wait to bring you along for the ride!
Let us know what projects you’re moving forward on this summer!
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