We Built A Shed!

I will let the photos do most of the talking on this one, but we are very proud of this shed that we helped my dad build, and we truly made it feel like another room in the house. Well, from the outside anyway–the inside is unfinished and just your garden variety of utility shed. It’s got dirt, planters, shovels, and will eventually house a patio set if we ever buy one, ha ha.

So what you would never know from these images is that the majority of the wood used to build the actual shed, not the outside (siding & shingles) was actually re-purposed from my uncle’s deck. This is both sentimental (20 year old hand-me-downs are perfectly fine with me!), and is also because we prevented almost an entire huge dumpster worth of wood ending up in the landfill. An extra bonus that we saved my uncles a few bucks for disposal. And it was good cedar wood too! I didn’t think to take any “before” images other than this half-taken-apart one, but I am sure my family has some buried away on social media somewhere, so I will add them in should they surface. Take a look for yourself–I think we did pretty darn good.

To be fair, my husband gets full credit for the paint job. He did that all by himself, on one of the hottest days of the summer. The visual design was mostly me, and my dad did all of the blue-printing and vast majority of the building. We helped in any way we could (go for this, go for that, making sure the snack and water supply was always full, and holding stuff up when more hands were needed, etc.), but let’s be honest–he built it for us. Thanks dad! And thanks again to my uncle for the free wood! It saved us over half the price!!

Until our next adventure!

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