Happy Monday (actually Tuesday🤦🏻♀️,) friends!
I hope you had a WONDERFUL Easter Weekend!
For today’s Makeover Monday, I wanted to show you the before and after of our She Shed Makeover at our previous home.
Can you believe I never fully shared this shed makeover here on the blog?!! I think I did a few posts at the beginning, but never got around to share the full reveal. There was more I wanted to do around the exterior, like landscaping, but never got to finish it before we moved. We finished this project about 6 months before we put our house up for sale and most of those months were winter months. I had planned on landscaping in the spring, but we had already sold our house by then!
Anyway, here is what the shed looked like when we bought the house.
It was about 30 years old and in VERY bad shape. You can see some of the wood damage on the outside of the shed, but what you can’t see is the inside flooring. The flooring inside was almost completely rotted out, and you could barely walk in it.
We wanted to tear it completely down and rebuild a new one, but if you remember, the city wouldn’t let us. Our land was in a flood way, and about 10 years earlier, they had created new laws that forbid anything new structures being built on the land. 😩 Which meant that even if we built the new shed in the exact same place, the city wouldn’t allow us. CRAZY!
But they did say that we could “renovate” the existing shed by replacing any rotting wood and such. And since most of the shed was rotting at the base, well…..let’s just say, renovate we did! 😂😂
And it become quite the makeover!
We started with ripping out the old plywood flooring and replacing it will all new floor joists for a sturdier foundation.
Cy had our friend, Adan, from Kentucky help us with this project. I loved how sturdy the new foundation was!
Once we had a solid new flooring, we started rebuilding the wall because most of the studs were rotting at the bottoms. We started with the left side of the building. You can see the shape and size of the original wall below…
Cy build the new wall taller because we wanted more room inside the shed. We also wanted the shed to have a new roof line. Cy tried to reuse any of the old boards that we could, but there were not many good ones left…
We did the exact same thing on the right side of the shed as well. Then we added new metal roofing in an “A frame” shape instead of the old “barn style roof” that was there originally.
You can see the difference in the roof lines in the picture below…
Next, Cy wrapped the entire shed in new board, added batten, and we painted it Ebony Fields by Valspar.
New, Cy added new double doors from Lowes, and we painted them black. We also bought outdoor lights from Home Depot and spray painted them gold for each side of the door. Cy also used some leftover wood we had from another project to build me a “front porch” on my she shed. I loved how it was all coming together!
Now it was time to work on the inside of the shed. We spent hours installing new drywall, a vertical planked wood on the back wall, and flooring.
Next, I drew a sketch for Cy of how I wanted the layout of my office to be, and he brought it to life!
I wanted a little more modern of a twist on the shelving, so we did an asymmetrical shelf lay out. Then we painted the shelves the same color as the exterior. The accessories on my shelves would really stand out against the darker color. Another thing I wanted was a little coffee station and a mini-fridge. So we created a little space in the corner right when you walked inside the door.
Once we were finished, I had fun adding some decor! I’ve linked as many of the products/supplies as I could at the bottom of this post. The couch is no longer available at Target, but I linked some similar ones.
We painted the cabinets from Home Depot (linked below,) the shelves, and the wall, the same color as the exterior, Ebony Fields, by Valspar.
I loved having all the storage in the drawers. It really helped me get organized in this space. I probably would have decorated some of this differently, but I just used what I already had. I had pictured a beautiful large piece of scripture art in the middle of the wall, but I never found anything that I loved to put there.
And I really, REALLY loved my little coffee station! I wanted to decorate this corner more, but didn’t get too far. I did get a shelf hung on the wall, though! My little single serve coffee pot was just what I needed. On the other side, I put my diffuser…let’s just say that my office smelled GREAT all the time! 🙌🏻
I was also able to hide my printer in the lower cabinet, which was awesome. Printers are not the prettiest things, so I like to keep them hidden if I can. 😉
I love this shed makeover so much. ❤️
The glass front doors let in a lot of light and made my office so bright and cherry. I enjoyed this space so much for the short time I was able to. It became my little “sanctuary” where I would have my quiet time and spend time with the Lord. So many prayers were prayed in this space. I am so thankful for that pocket of time in my life.
Just like the renovated shed I was sitting in, God was “renovating” my heart each day. Taking the old and ugly parts of my heart and making them new like only He can do. I’m so glad He doesn’t give up on us, but always sees the potential of what we can be through Him.
We are a lot like that old yellow shed that looked unusable…like something that could never be fixed. But the Lord is able to take our broken, worn out, or even rotten parts of our lives and breathe new life into them. And He can make our heart into something more beautiful than we could ever imagine!
Thank you, Jesus!
I put together a reel on instagram with ALL of the pictures I took of this shed makeover. Of course, I used Jonathan’s new song, DUST, for the background music. 😉 So fun!
Thank you for letting me share this shed makeover with you!
Here are links to some of the products (or similar ones,) that I used in this renovation.