When Valspar Paint asked me if I would like to take part in a renovation project, I knew exactly what needed renovating in our home. The garden shed outside my back door was always an eyesore but just got overlooked as it was more of a dumping ground rather than a feature of our garden and home. So I took on the challenge to transform the eyesore into a She-Shed for myself, to store my backdrops and props and a place I could enjoy my morning cup of tea.
To start off the project I needed to have a major clean up, making decisions to throw out all of the things we have hoarded over the years. I got rid of everything, including all of the unsightly shelving and cupboards. The roof also needed refelting as it also looked a little tired.
Once everything was thrown out and tidied up, it was time to head to B & Q to choose the colour I wanted. Valspar is one of the UK’s biggest paint brands for interior and exterior projects. The Valspar Garden colours range is available in 200 colours and comes with a 6-year performance guarantee. It won’t crack, flake or peel in that time. Its long-lasting, weatherproof and mould resistant. I had researched lots of sheds and decided to head over to the dark side and paint the outside Carriage Wheel which was a lovely deep grey, to balance this out I decided to paint the inside too and have some feature walls painted in Blanc de Blancs. It was time to mix up some paint.
We then set to work and started painting… with my little helper. The painting was easy work with the weather being kind to us this year. The paint dried quickly and we saw the fruits of our labour as the shed started to look like new.
Once painted it was time to take on my favourite part of the project and that was to style her up. Adding finishing touches to the shed really bought it to life. The festoon lights were purchased from Amazon (link here) and really made a difference to the outside with the black cable picking up the darker tones of the sheds hinges. The Bistro Set was purchased from Habitat (link here) and I love having my morning tea here. The shed is just outside my kitchen, so I wanted to feature herbs in this area so I can access them easily, so I decided to fill the window boxes with herbs I can use to cook with, it also makes the area so lovely and fragrant. Paper lanterns are always another very easy way to spruce up and outside area and I purchased these from eBay ( link here).
The rest of the small details featured throughout the shed was kindly provided by The London Florist in Crews Hill, London. They stock the most gorgeous range of rustic details including wire baskets, faux & dried flowers, apple crates, watering cans and much more. YYou can find there website here
Decorating the inside of the shed was just as important to me as the outside, as I would be using this area to photograph styled projects and store my props and backdrops. I wanted it to be a space that would inspire and help my creativity. I added vintage & rustic items, that I could use for my styling, that I could easily take down and use for work.
I never knew I would enjoy this project so much, It has been lots of fun to see the stages, as I turned little space into my own She-Shed.
This blog post was kindly sponsored by Valspar paints, with styling details provided by Your London Florist. However, all the renovation ideas and thoughts are my own.
I hope you enjoyed it