Getting our shed organized.

This month we shared our shed makeover with you…

shed final with logo

We were so pleased with the turnout but it felt a bit like a partial makeover because when you opened the doors…


It was a disaster inside. I walked in to find something a few weeks ago and actually twisted my ankle tripping over my son’s scooter, ran in to a wall of boxes and pulled down some Easter baskets on my head.  Then I threw a minor tantrum…you know when you are so beyond annoyed and mad that you yell like a bear and start throwing things…yep.  That.

It was so beyond the point of needing to get organized.  We first cleared everything out and took inventory of what we had and what we could donate.


 One of the problems I have with projects is it takes me about an hour to hunt down everything I need before I even start.  Tools are literally scattered everywhere.
Basement, garage, boxes in the shed.

I spent about $50. on a couple of peg boards and assorted peg board hooks from ACE Hardware and covered this wall.


Best money I ever spent.
P.S. You can buy an assortment of pegboard hooks on Amazon for the cheapest price I’ve seen around.

Shed organization

There is something so gratifying and freeing about being organized and knowing where things are.  I’m ready to tackle the rest of my house.

Check out some of our other projects using pegboard:


DIY Advent Calendar.


Framed Jewelry Board.


Good Deed Punch Cards and Rewards.

Happy Peg-boarding!

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Hudson Bay Blanket

O Canada.
How we love thee.
You’ve given us Ryan Gosling, maple syrup and hockey.
How can we ever thank you?
But I have to say, in my humble opinion, one of your best additions ever was the Hudson Bay Wool Blanket
(blanket traded by the Hudson Bay company between Canada and North America in 18-19th century).
It has influenced design (and warmed cold toes) around the world.

Yesterday, after I dropped my last little man off at his first day of preschool,


me and my teary-eyed self wandered around town until it was time to pick him back up and see if he survived.
You can imagine my excitement when I found a vintage Hudson Bay Blanket at a consignment shop in my wanderings.
It was like a consoling gift from Heaven.

For now it’s hanging out on my son’s bed


but oh the possibilities…


Via Atlanta Homes Magazine



Via Apartment Therapy

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Via Animal Print Shop



Via Vogue Living.



Via Apartment Therapy


Via Country Living


Via Selectism


Via One King’s Lane

Here are some different versions of the classic Hudson Bay Wool Blanket.


1. The Bay.
2. Faribault.
3. Pendleton.
4. Woolrich.

P.S. My little man did great on his first day.  For the past 11+ years I’ve been at home raising three little men.
I’m emotional seeing this sweet time come to an end but I’m immensely excited to see what this new chapter holds!

Tuff Shed Facelift + $100. gift card giveaway.

I am a part of ACE Hardware blogger panel.  This is a sponsored post written by myself.


If you’ve been following our Tuff Shed makeover journey you know we’ve been working hard to give this back yard storage unit a little facelift.

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Today we get to show you the fruits of our labor.

To begin I decided to first tackle the trim on the shed doors.  Tuff shed wood and trim are a composite wood that are coated with a heavy duty finish.  I tried to find similar trim pieces at some local lumber stores then it dawned on me, “why not just see if Tuff shed will sell me some trim boards?”  And they did for $1.50 / sq ft.


Using a miter saw I measured and cut down my pieces.  I then glued and nailed them to the shed using my Craftsman Magnesium Straight Finish Nailer.


(#LowQualityPictureAlert #PhoneCoveredWithSawdust).

Next we made and installed some garden grow boxes.  Tutorial here.


We then ripped some boards down to create the board & batten look.


In all honesty, when we got it to this point I really thought we had made a big design mistake.  I stood back and thought it looked like an awful gaudy circus.   I was prepared to rip it all off but the Mr. was the voice of reason and said to first paint it before jumping to conclusions.


At the last minute I opted for a gray and white color scheme instead of black and white.

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Once I got the doors painted and one side of the shed I had a little glimmer of hope. Amazing how much mileage you can get out of a coat of good paint.  I used “Silent White” and “Fog Rolls In” both outdoor satin enamel by Clark + Kensington from ACE Hardware.


The icing on the cake were the Bermuda Shutters made by Timberlane.  I can’t wait to tell you more about them later this week.




Even though this shed is in the backyard it is visible from the street.


It used to be an eyesore but now it also boosts the curb appeal.



A big thanks to ACE Hardware for sponsoring most of the tools and paint this project.  Now to organize the inside (that will the be real challenge).

Ace Hardware wants to help you tackle an end-of-summer project by giving one lucky reader a $100. gift card.

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