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.
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.
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.
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).
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