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The Long Awaited Shed


We have been in desperate need of a shed for almost 2 years… so since we’ve moved in.  We have desperately needed some storage space.  <<we are obviously pretty desperate, huh?  When we insulated and floored the attic that helped a lot, BUT we still have “manly” things that need to be put away.  Since we have to have all paint, tools, extra pieces of lumber, and so on locked up for our homestudy, we decided to go ahead and clean out our savings  buy a shed.  This is totally 100% embarrassing, but part of the ‘reality’ in “ramblings, renovations, reality” is being REAL.  Even though we don’t like to believe it is ‘real’ this is for REAL what our back room has looked like since we started all the renovating.  Keep in mind, NO storage space but this room.  What is this “room” you speak of anyways?  Well, it’s a glorified junk room right now, but future plans include: making it into our laundry, craft, and homeschooling room.  It’s basically going to be a mudroom where you can take your shoes off and hang your stuff up, but it’s so big (200+ square feet) I can do all of my crafts, laundry, and homeschooling in here.  I think it is going to be my favorite room in the house and where I spend most of my time, when we are done.  I’m pretty sure I want it all white.  Ceiling, trim, walls, all of it white.  If you know me, you know I LOVE color.  My train of thought is this, we will have  the kids painting, crafts, and schooling stuff hanging all in here, which equals a lot of color.  I figured if I made it all white then their art work can shine.  The mudroom is opened into the kitchen, so we are going to tile the whole area the same to create flow.  We are thinking a gray color with dark grout.  Perfect for muddy feet and paws.  Here is what our glorious mudroom looks like as of today:

Go ahead and say it, YIKES!!!  Yeah, we know.  Haha.  Look at those floors!  Well, when we moved it there was cream carpet in here.  As you can imagine with us using this door all the time (it’s our main entrance) it got gross.  When we pulled it up there was VCT (vinyl composite tile) down, with leftover carpet padding.  We were going to pull it up (it’s peel and stick tile) BUT back in the day the adhesive they laid these suckers with had asbestos in them.  That means we can only tile over it.  Since this room was our storage room, we had nowhere to  put the junk so we could tile.  But NOW…

Here she comes!

He’s so happy!

We have to trim our massive pecan limbs.

We also plan to build something around all those cinder blocks to make it look nicer.  For all of you out there wondering… no, storage sheds are not cheap.  We had originally planned on buying the supplies and building our own.  There’s a tiny problem with that…we’ve never built a building before!  I think you have to have a building permit too.  Also, time is of the essence, since we are trying to pass a homestudy here!  It would take us a really long time, not to mention having to level the building and put a roof on it, etc, etc.  We went with a local company and they brought it out and leveled it for us.  Tomorrow we will start filling it up.  So, we feel it was totally worth the money to save all that time and effort.

Here’s Keira-bug inspecting the shed.

I decided to keep all the graininess in this photo (it was getting really dark) because I just liked it that way.  I think Keira approves; she thinks it’s her new play/dog house!

How about ya’ll?  Any storage spaces at  your home?  Do you think you could build your own shed?







Author: Jeff & Meg

This is a story of two lovebirds who got in a little over their heads, or at times it feels that way, remodeling a little home built in the 1940's. Our journey has bumps and twists, ups and downs, but we wouldn't have it any other way! Please join us and our two poodles as we flip this old house and work towards the adoption of our first child!

2 thoughts on “The Long Awaited Shed

  1. love it!!!! it looks sooo big, but you will fill it up fast. cant wait to see what you do with that room too!

    • it’s HUGE! we figured, go big or go home! we didn’t want to have to buy a bigger one in the future! jeff wants a riding lawnmower some day, so we had to get the double doors. he is going to build a work bench so he can do wood working too. that room will be my fav. i can’t wait to start painting and laying tile. that’s next on the list!!!

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