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Hello I have a very shady corner in my garden that only seems to grow snails!I decided to have a feature there to fill it in and came accross an old Shed as it was listed on ebay!I managed to win it for the handsome amount of £30. When we went to collect there were mice living under the floor and the guy was so ashamed he knocked another ten pounds off!It was brown stained but needed lots of loving with broken windows and damaged floor and roof!We got it home and mended the rotten bits.I found a really good cuprinol garden paint in B&Q which covered in two coats which I cant recommend enough as the wood was very dry!Then went for cream windows and actually found the curtains in a local charity shop bin for £1!
Think I have spent a total of £45 and it looks really pretty,the boys love it although I would like to use it!Going to plant up lots of old pots round the base for a country feel and maybe add window boxes!Just need to come up with a name for my little cottage and maybe a wooden animal or two!

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Oh It's really lovely :o)) You can sit in there when it rains.
I want one lol.

9 May, 2010

 

That is a really lovely shed Linda a nice little hideaway when you want a little peace and quiet. I have a comfy chair, kettle and an old microwave in mine :-)

9 May, 2010

 

This is really lovely and very quaint..Well done on such a find and hope the man you bought it from good top star rating and feedback lol..Well done :-)

10 May, 2010

 

wow realy pretty and dont you love a bargain,it will look great with flower boxs too

10 May, 2010

 

Great find. Loks supper. Lady Gray comes to mind for a name.

10 May, 2010

 

I think that was an excellent buy, it helps too when one have good imagination, on how to bring it back to life, you have done a very good job on it, long may it bless you and the boys with hours and hours of fun.

10 May, 2010

 

What a fantastic bargain ... The Chalet ? : o )

10 May, 2010

 

What a lovely job you've made of the shed. It will look lovely with a few pots around it, and the window boxes sound a great idea. I love my new shed too, such a peaceful place to sit in, especially when its raining and you can't get on outside, there's always lots of things to do in there.

10 May, 2010

 

Wow is gorgeous, I've got massive shed envy. You've made an excellent job of doing it up, it's really pretty. Little wooden hedgehogs would look good outside with your pretty flower pots I think.

10 May, 2010

 

aw I just love it,you made a good job of it.

10 May, 2010

 

What an excellent job you`ve done on your `cosy nook` and a great bargain too.

10 May, 2010

 

Thanks for all your kind words!

10 May, 2010

 

wow wow wow - i did the same thing re. old playhouse on ebay, painted it to look like a beach hut (but distressed looking - like the new owner). It looks nice but not like this - I will load a pic. Mines more beach shack - yours is executive seaside dwelling...........

10 May, 2010

 

Beach huts on the market for £12,000 down on the South Coast - truly ridiculous price !

10 May, 2010

 

Well done,I look forward to seeing the 'dressings' at the front :)
How about 'Shady Nook' ?

10 May, 2010

 

wow lokks great you have done well

10 May, 2010

 

Wow well done to you, it looks stunning.......would grace any garden.

10 May, 2010

 

GOSH!!!
i didnt look at the pic til id read your blog....couldnt beleive my eyes!
well done you :-)

i feel bit ashamed now...ive got a shed bottom of garden/patio...just sitting there...quite neglected and full of junk....shame on me!

Your pic has deffo given me some inspiration.....mind you itl still only be used for storage as i cant abide spiders!!!....but deffo going to give it a make over now after seeing yours!

11 May, 2010

 

ps...what was the paint called?
x

11 May, 2010

 

cuprinol garden paint,they have lots of shades of green i went for the darkest they do!Actually bidding on a second huse now currently £5 so there maybe another makeover soon lol!Will have to pass this one on though as no more room in our garden!

11 May, 2010

 

lol..good job i dont want a shed or there'd be a bidding war lol :-)

thanks for the info...i know where il be heading this weekend!

have a good day and good luck with your shed-bid!

11 May, 2010

 

fantastic job

11 May, 2010

 

This gives me inspiration to do something with my old shed, instead of just replacing it.

14 May, 2010

 

Well done on the shed makeover...looks fab ! :o)

14 May, 2010

 

Think it's brill, what a bargain, looks so cosy too.

14 May, 2010

 

Fantastic re-cycling! A lesson to all of us....what is someone else's rubbish is another person's treasure... Excellent!

16 May, 2010

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