One of the things we loved about this house is the large back yard and shed that came with it. It definitely looked a little rough but we knew it had potential.
At the very least it was going to be a great Halloween haunted house. Buying a new shed costs thousands and building one on our own would’ve been equally as expensive since the price of wood these days (pandemic prices) is through the roof as well. Repairing it was the best option. Carpenter bees had really done a number on the sides – there were holes all over. The roof shingles were starting to curl up which meant they were almost at their expiration date. Many of the planks were just plain rotted. Because of all these issues slapping paint on it wasn’t going to cut it. Robbie did a ton of the repairs and I fixed up the area surrounding it.
We added a couple paths to the shed and a fairy garden near it. All really cute, pretty elements that made the shed stick out even more!
The doors were in bad shape so Robbie removed them and rebuilt a door out of siding. He was clever and made a rectangular door look like an arched door.
All the repairs were made so it was time to prime the shed with white paint. It was so dried out the wood soaked up the paint like a sponge!
We were so excited to finally have the shed ready to paint. I chose a dark blue because I’m always drawn to pretty dark colored homes. Because I had a dark color I knew it wouldn’t look as fairy-house-like as I originally planned but the shed seemed to ask for dark blue and I didn’t want to argue with her. (She was adamant!)
Robbie made shutters out of more siding. They’re obviously for show only – they probably won’t be closed much but when it is closed there’s a cute surprise!
And that’s it! That’s how we transformed our scary shed into the cute little rainbow house it is now. Maybe someday I’ll change it up again but I love the pop of color in our fun backyard.
Here’s a quick video of our painting, decorating and dancing around. Enjoy!
For fun I did a little trailer of our scary shed you can watch below. Hey – you don’t have a scary shed in your backyard without making a terrifying movie around it right?