Last week I accepted my third project / challenge with Woodie’s
. And it was a good one. It was all about creating #Shedspiration.
THE BRIEF – transform a typical garden shed into a haven for gardening and tool accessories, with organisation and storage being the primary focus. Challenge accepted, twirling with arms wide open in a field full of tulips. Styling a small space for optimal storage? Relax, I got this one, guys.
First, I chose a colour for the shed to be painted. I went with Cuprinol’s
warm yet neutral ‘Pale Jasmine’, and the interior walls got one coat of paint. I then defined the three work areas – a mini gardening area for re-potting and the likes, a hardware station to draft up DIY ideas, and a small area to chillax over a cup of tea and a cheeky biscuit [or three] while surveying all of your hard work.
Using large storage crates
as a base, I created the foundations for the two work stations and added large wooden shelves
as the worktops. [I should state that for the hardware side, this station is NOT suitable for using large power tools on. This station is suitable for storing tools, drawing up plans and for working on smaller projects. A proper work bench is necessary for using power tools, but you guys know that already. I just have to put it out there].
I used the walls to my advantage and hung up as much as I could, including a shelf over the hardware station for the smaller and more used tools and hardware accessories.
I kept the palette very neutral [yet snuck in two hits of my favourite berry hue] when styling and adding character to the shed, and I stayed away from using specific brands as much as possible, to keep it all neutral and middle of the road and open minded. Every item you see in the shed is available in Woodie’s, so if you see something you like, head to your local branch!
I had particular fun with the signs – Laura had suggested a few cheeky and inspirational phrases, so I ran with the idea and designed some bespoke super simple Woodie’s-style posters to place in the shed. My favourite being “IN CASE OF ZOMBIES. OR YARD WORK.” perched among the garden tools.
A huge thank you to all the staff in Woodie’s Blanchardstown for letting me make a nest in your shed for an entire day, and for all your help / not judging me too much with my questions and statements [“Don’t worry, I’m not stealing this … Is that shed sealed and/or moisture proof? … I’m just bringing all this stuff into the garden section … How many trolleys do you have in this branch? … Could you reach that for me? I’m vertically challenged” etc.]
I had possibly way. too. much. fun creating and styling this shed. I really felt like the Emily Henderson of sheds by the end of it.
Excellent. This place is begging to be used for the next project. Any project. My work bench is such a mess.
I could have moved in, Pat. Wait, does that make me sound like a jerk? I just really loved making a nest in there.
Ha… you jerk, you. No, it is positively homey in there.
This looks great – organised, light and airy, pretty. The phrases are funny – definitely add a fun twist. I like the little scattered soil – I'm trying to remember the term for that… I've forgotten my learning!
Lumberjack says "you've made something that's usually a man-cave, a place that's dark, damp, full of junk and spiders, into somewhere inviting and full of inspiration to get out in the garden and get cracking!"
(He got quite excited over this project of yours)
He is welcome to get cracking in the garden… personally I see myself as the one perched on that pretty chair, eating biscuits and overseeing the work! 😉
Well played, Hydrangea Girl. Well played.
Wabi-sabi! I so thought of you when I scattered that soil! Thank you to you + Lumberjack. You're far too sweet. I fear when I eventually grow up and have a shed it will be a far cry from this. Although, with all my ruthless decluttering, it may actually be a little tea room. G&T room.
Better crack that whip, Miles. Spring is coming.
Oh this looks amazing!! I love it. I know that's weird but it's only because we just got a shed and ours is ugly and I want it to be pretty and organised! Of course, I had to show this to Wayne – I think we're going to steal a few ideas. And I totally want an 'in case of zombies' sign in ours now too. xxx
I was abnormally excited about the little signs! And I can't wait to see your shed transformation. I have a hunch that this is where the illusive pink paint is going. Pink sheds FTW!