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Painted Floor, Trusses, and a Shed Update

Today, we’re sharing the painted floor, trusses, and a shed update as part of Week 1 of the One Room Challenge.

A special shout out and thank you to the One Room Challenge and Better Homes and Gardens for hosting this inspirational bi-annual event.

If you’ve been a friend of The Crowned Goat, this will probably feel like a 2.0 version of the shed update ?

Just for the sake of full disclosure if you’re visiting for the first time though, over the summer, I finally decided to turn our outdoor metal shed into my office after leaving the space empty for over a year.

Normally my Dad helps with big projects like this, but it was just too hot to have him help given his age (sorry, Dad). 

So, I enlisted my bestie S to help turn the shed into the office of my dreams. 

I must have had rose-colored glasses on at the time because it was hotter than a pepper patch in Florida and we were basically working in a tin can. 

Our progress was painfully slow at times installing the insulation around the walls and partially in the ceiling,

learning how to hang drywall for the first time,

putting faux shiplap up on the walls because we blew our budget early on with insulation issues,

trimming out the windows,

installing an air conditioner to make the space somewhat functional,

and painting the shiplap in Valspar’s Du Jour.  

That process alone took almost 2 months and the majority of our summer was spent working in the early morning hours and on the weekends as time allowed. 

We’ve incurred more delays than I can even count. But the minute hurricane season hit so did Florida’s rainy season and our ability to work on the shed ceased nearly instantly.

While we still have a month of hurricane season left to go, we’re crossing our fingers and toes we’ll be able to finish the shed we’ve named, The Crowned Goat Cottage, before the holidays. 

And with the One Room Challenge Reveal Day set for November 12th, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate what has been a crazy year. 

Our plan is to repurpose as many pieces of furniture as we can from our garage stash and to keep things super neutral. Here’s a look at the paint colors we chose by Valspar…

In addition to painting the walls in Valspar Du Jour, we’re also painting the trusses in Faint Maple

and the floor in New Concrete which reminds me of battleship gray.

We’ll also need to properly install the marble inspired countertop on the built-in workstation and add some countertop legs.  

After that, we’ll be transforming an old hutch topper, a table and chairs set, moving in another workstation, a console table, creating a seating area, figuring out what to do with the shed door, finding a way to properly light the entire space and adding steps.

I don’t even want to think about all the work we need to do outside The Crowned Goat Cottage because there’s just too much! 

Honestly, it’s going to take all hands on deck to get everything finished but there is no better motivator than a looming deadline ?  

Thanks so much to everyone who has cheered us on so far! We wouldn’t have made it without your sweet support and words of encouragement. 

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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20 Comments

  1. Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says:

    It is going to be a wonderful space! All your hard work is paying off!

    1. Thank you, Linda! This project is starting to feel like the little engine that could 🙂 I can’t wait to see how it all comes together. Big hugs and thank you for cheering us on, CoCo

  2. Looks amazing so far, CoCo! I have no doubts that you guys will get this finished & all (especially you) will love it! Think of all the struggles you two have been through and you’ve come out on the bright side! Keeping you in my thoughts snd prayers – knowing life can throw us curve balls, but the strong ones keep going. Love watching you come through as winners – always!! 🙂

    1. Such a sweet thing to say, Patty, thank you! I can’t wait to see how it all comes together. It feels like it’s taking forever but we both know all too well that life’s plans and our plans are not always the same. Thank you for your continued love and prayers and for cheering us on. Your support keeps us going and we appreciate you so much! Big hugs, CoCo

  3. Wow! What a transformation. The faux shiplap is outstanding! I remember hanging drywall with my husband. Actually, maybe I am forgetting the worst of it, but I remember it not being as bad as I thought it would be. LOL
    Can’t wait to see where you take this project.It is going to be the perfect home office.

    1. Thank you, Pamela! The drywall wasn’t as hard to hang as we thought it would be but it was so much heavier than I imagine it would be which made for some tricky angles and lifting 🙂 Thankfully, the shell is mostly finished now and we can concentrate on the fun stuff. It feels like we’ve been working on this project forever so I really appreciate your encouragement, CoCo

  4. It’s going to be amazing and I love following this story of yours you know that!

    Cindy

    1. Thank you, Cindy! I feel like we’ve made good progress so far and I’m excited to see how it all comes together. I swear it feels like it taking forever but I know it will all be worth it. Hugs, CoCo

  5. Kudo’s to you hanging the drywall yourself! UGH! That is not an easy job! I’ve helped my hubby with it several times and that darn stuff is HEAVY! I absolutely LOVE the colors you have chosen for the space, and I can hardly wait to see the final reveal! You’re going to love that space when it is all done! I just know it!

    1. Thank you for your sweet support, Christine! We were shocked at how heavy drywall was too. In fact, I’m pretty sure we hung it up backward (bottom first then top) but there was just no way we would have been able to hold it and nail it at the same time. My Dad was definitely shaking his head on that one ha ha. It’s taken so much longer than I thought it would but I’m super excited to see how it all comes together. We’re getting to the fun stuff this week which is a blessing. Hugs, CoCo

  6. I love where you’re starting from Coco – especially that painted floor! I also know I’m gonna be super jealous when it’s done that I don’t have a shed LOL

    1. You are so funny, Lindsey! This project has literally been the hardest project we’ve ever finished because the delays have ranged from materials not getting here on time to weather to small injuries. I’ll be so thankful to have the shed-office finished and you’re more than welcome to come and hang any time. It would be an honor to have you! Cheering you as well, CoCo

  7. This is so exciting! I am quite jealous, actually:) Your work has paid off – can’t wait to see the final product:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xoKathleen

    1. Thanks so much, Kathleen! I feel like we’re finally getting to the fun stuff now. I’m hoping to be able to work on and move some furniture into the space so I can start decorating soon 🙂 Hope your day has been a fun one, CoCo

  8. Thank you for sharing on Embracing Home and Family! This is so inspirational! I loved your popcorn movie night post too! My oldest daughters read that one and insist that we need to try to make it happen at our home! I think we have enough extension cords! Ha! You are always an inspiration!

    1. That is so sweet, Jennifer, thank you! We’ve been trying all sorts of ways to make staying at home extra special since the pandemic began. I swear I appreciate this place in a completely different way now. Sending you guys lots of hugs, CoCo

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