Kevin had a couple days off this week, the kids are still in school so we couldn’t go anywhere fun. In the back of my mind was a FUN project. Always. A little shed makeover! And the way Kevin works it took a day, it would have been less if we didn’t have kids and other things going on. I took a poll on Instagram asking what color we should paint the shed, either black or white. The entire time I had wanted to do black. But then I thought….hmmmm maybe white would be better to match our house. You want to know what everyone voted for?? It was basically SPLIT in half! And I just want to preface this with I appreciate and LOVE all of you that take interest to vote! I don’t always ask for a vote because I don’t know what I want to do. I do the vote to see what YOU like! It is always interesting to compare what I want to do verses the 10,000 people who generally participate in my polls!
Let’s look at the voting results and the shed BEFORE…
Black or White Shed Voting Results-
I had no idea it looked THIS bad! Geesh! Take a picture. A picture does not lie!
Black Shed AFTER-
Can you believe the difference! And what $200 will do for you? Go ahead, scroll back up to the BEFORE!! I went to the gym and the grocery store and when I came home Kevin had it done (and was watching Finn). I didn’t tell him that I wanted to paint the trim and everything black. So I took another poll on Instagram. Asking if we should paint it ALL black or leave the white trim and 8,500 people said LEAVE the trim white. While 4,4500 voted to paint it all black! As you can see we went against the majority. The white trim just felt to country/farmhouse to me, not really my style. If you are curious as to what it looked like, it basically looked like the BEFORE photo. Here it is again….
What we did-
- Took off broken shutters and window box
- Repaired the molding around the window (we did this last, but should have done first. We didn’t know if we were going to do shutters.)
- Painted the shed in Exterior Glidden Premium Black Paint
- Painted the ramp to the shed
- Spray painted the downspout
- Hung window box and added flowers
- Removed rose bush
- Planted climbing hydrangea plant (I already had this in a pot)
- Installed the No Dig Edging
- Put down black tarp over the grass and secured with plastic spikes
- Added 35 bags or medium size marble rocks over tarp and in flower bed by shed
- One Gallon Exterior Glidden Premium Black Paint $25 (just asked for the color black)
- Spray paint $5 (for downspout)
- Medium Size Marble Rocks $120 (35 bags @ $3.50 each) covered 60 square feet
- White Flower Box $10
- No Dig Edging 20 ft $15
- Black Tarp $10
- Vigoro Spikes $7 (for the black tarp)
- 1 Board of wood for window repair $9 (Kevin used the saw and cut at Home Depot)
Here are some photos of the process-
We decided to leave the very top trim white to tie in the house. Then added just a white window box. I thought about painting the window trim white, but I like that it just blends in (for now). Also the white rocks really pull it all together.
Pretty happy with our time spent on this little shed! And it only cost about $200! We will change out the roof when do our new roof (eventually). I love the contrast and the way it ties everything together outside our home and inside our home! And the pink flowers are a little nod to our pink front door!
Black Shed Inspiration Pics-
Black Shed/Garage (source-Most Lovely Things)
Black Shed with amazing topiary (source)
Black Shed with gorgeous potted plants (source- Bobedere)
Black Shed (source- art of doing stuff)