Tuesday, September 25, 2007

we got us a shed!

It's here!!! Chris came this morning at 6:30. He and Mark unloaded the wall frames, and at 7 am, he fired up his compressor and started building. He took an hour lunch break, and at 2 pm, I had a shed.

Isn't it lovely? This is the side you see if you walk from the patio down toward the lake. The 6 ft wide double doors face the house. Mark put linseed oil on the floor and bottom edges for added protection. When that dries, I can start loading it up!

Here's the inside. You can see the two lofts we had them add. There isn't much headroom in the lofts themselves, but it will be a little added storage space. I don't think I'll have any problem finding something to stick up there. :)

Here's a little better view of one of the lofts. (The black handle is a broom that's on the other side.) Chris said we could stain it right away, but we both have a lot of projects scheduled for this fall, so we may wait until next spring to "decorate."
A few weeks ago, we found some freebie windows on Craig's list. I don't want windows in the shed - I want to make use of all the space for storage - but we're thinking we might attach some windows on the outside of the shed to make it look more friendly. Another idea I have after seeing Kate's project is to stencil the sides. If you haven't checked out Kate's beautiful garage wall, you really should. (Kate Smudges in Earth, Paint and Life - on my sidebar.) When I decide what to do, you all will be the first to know!

This is the view from the lake - it hides the compost bin - hooray!!!! The wagons and baskets will all have a home now. I am smiling from ear to ear.

15 comments:

Susie said...

You will have no trouble finding all kinds of things to fill that shed Kris. I speak from experience as Bill has built two for me!
xo

T*mmy said...

It looks so nice and clean and new. Reminds me I need to clean our garage...arrrrg!!

Have fun filling it up!
:)

Kitt said...

Wonderful!

You could put a mirror behind the window so it reflects the garden.

Barbara said...

Wonderful for you, now you have plenty of space to store all the garden tools. My shed is unfortunately far too small.

Greenie Gardens said...

A beautiful garden, you live on a lake and now storage! What a lucky lady you are! Bet you will have this filled up in no time. Stephanie

kris said...

Thanks everyone! I think I'm gonna love it - and it will a lot less utilitarian once it's decorated a little.

Kitt - great idea on using mirrors. We had actually discussed that earlier, but I'd forgotten - thanks!

Stephanie - thanks for leaving a comment! I just spent some time strolling through your gardens and admiring your kitties - beautiful blog!!

kate said...

Oh I wish I had a shed like this. It is lovely and having that storage space will be great. All those wide expanses makes me immediately start thinking of the decorating possibilities. I think the windows are a great idea. Some windowboxes perhaps? And of course, stenciling flowers...

the second-time-arounders said...

What a great shed! Wish we had room for one. Mirrors behind windows sounds like a lovely idea. I'll be waiting to see how you stencil it. Marlene

Me said...

How nice for you!

The Texas Connection said...

Hi, Nice shed--I think the windows with mirrors behind them would be great--will reflect the lake and the flower beds. By next summer Mark should have music piped into it!!!!!! ENJOY.

kris said...

Kate - great minds... I have iron window boxes like on my fence that I was thinking of using!!

Thanks for the very nice comments - and ideas!!! I'm not sure I'll be able to wait until next spring to do it! :)

Mom - I think I do get electricity - so that will be nice. Kobie & Tess think it should be their play house - but they'd like carpet and comfy chairs, please! They're going to be pretty disappointed when I start loading it up!

Zoey said...

Love your new shed, Kris. What a great idea to add the loft (every bit of space helps!).

I can't wait to see how you decorate the outside. You've gotten some good ideas.

violetlady said...

Love your shed, Kris. I really like the idea of mirrors, window boxes and stencils. I can just picture it.

meresy_g said...

Lattice and vines! You could have a different clematis on each side.

Connie said...

Your shed is beautiful! I haven't visited your blog for awhile, so have some catching up to do here.