We went ahead and bought a shed for the house. Â We needed something for theÂ snow blowerÂ and the much needed lawnmower. Â We looked at some different things. Â WeÂ don’t have the time to build one this year so we wanted to get something cheapy that would last us a year or two. Â Turns out, these metal sheds are really inexpensive and remarkably durable. Â Not the most attractive but I think I can make it work!
In the short term, we’ll just put it up and use it as quality storage. In the longer term, I’m thinking I’ll attach a couple tall, skinny fake windows to either side of the door with planter boxes below them. When we replace the windows on the house, I’ve got a couple that will be perfect. Â I’ll just anchor them to the side of the house and call it a day. Â I’d also like to put a nice trellis on the exposed side of the shed and grow some kind of nice vine on it. Maybe a climbing rose or something cool like that. Â A couple bushes in front to give it some landscaping and we’ll fill in between the shed and the fence to the right with some arborvitae. Â I’m also going to be keeping my eyes peeled for an old weathervane to mount on top of it. Â How sweet would that be!?!
I could also paint it but I’ll probably wait until it needs it though I would like to paint the doors like barn doors just to give it a bit of style.
It’s 8’x10′ so I’m hoping it will really hold a lot
- Lawn Mower
- Weed Whacker
- Hedge Trimmer
- Propane Tank
- Potting soil, mulch, compost etc.
- Lawn Furniture (during winter)
- grill (during winter)
- Shovels (snow and garden)
- planters and pots
- Sidewalk salt
I’m a little concerned the size will overpower the yard but I don’t think it will. Â That yard is actually rather huge. Â With some old windows with chipping paint and some window boxes, I think I can turn this ugly metal shed into a cute backyard cottage.
Once we get it installed a post a picture. Â Any other ideas for how to gussy up the ugly metal shed?