This is another long overdue post. That does seem to be a common occurrence on my blog. I have wonderful intentions but being on a computer all day for work, it’s usually the last thing I want to do when I come home.

When we bought our house in 1989 it had a lot of things that we didn’t love, like dark green carpet from the front door all the way into the dining room! YUK!! . We have upgraded just about everything in the house and even added an addition (see a previous post) but the little baby shed behind the garage was something we seemed to just live with, even though we whacked our heads on it more times then we can count.

The shed was about 6 ft but the opening was less than that. This is a picture as I was starting to take it down.

It was pretty easy to disassemble. Once the walls were removed I just pushed it over!

Almost ready for the new one to be built.

My boss was willing to help us. Okay, that’s just crazy talk. He didn’t help us!! He was the brains and most of the muscle behind this project. So grateful for his expertise.

We started with a very FIRM foundation. There is a song, if you grew up in church about building your house on the sand or building your house on an rock.

The wise man built his house upon the rock
The wise man built his house upon the rock
The wise man built his house upon the rock
And the rains came tumbling down

The rains came down and the floods came up
The rains came down and the floods came up
The rains came down and the floods came up
And the house on the rock stood firm

The foolish man built his house upon the sand
The foolish man built his house upon the sand
The foolish man built his house upon the sand
And the rains came tumbling down

The rains came down and the floods came up
The rains came down and the floods came up
The rains came down and the floods came up
And the house on the sand went smash

Written by Ann Omley

There is no way this “house” will smash!

Our previous shed was 8′ by 10′ and this one is 10′ by 10′. Go big or go home, right?

As you can see the the opening is quite a bit larger than the previous one. We decided we wanted a roll up door, rather than a regular door. Of course, this had to be custom ordered and it took weeks to come in.

We also chose to go with SmartSide or Smartboard. It doesn’t need to be painted or treated, so less maintenance and since I do the painting, I was all for it.

We trimmed in white which I think looks awesome! And we are so pleased with our door choice. We also put on eaves troughs which collect much needed water in our barrels for watering our garden and flowers.

The fun part was organizing and Ron and I building and installing the shelves. Much fun!

Thanks for reading!

Until we meet again

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