Doesn’t everyone have an ugly metal utility building in their backyard? Guess What! You can transform that ugly duckling into a charming garden shed! Yep. and… for practically FREE!
You need to find a pile of fence boards which have been put out by the side of the road for the trash, load them up, (after asking permission of course), and take them home.
Then you talk your own handy dandy Mr. Menace into using the old fence boards to side an old beat up 10′ x 10′ metal utility building that you already own and had considered burning or giving away.
Locate some cool antique transom windows that will open for ventilation. We found these at the local salvage place.
Mr. Menace had to cut holes in each side of the metal siding to install the windows. He then replaced the siding around the windows after getting them installed.
Next he will need to attach some scrap wood horizontally, so there will be something to nail the fence boards/new siding onto.
|Mr. Menace hard at work with his favorite DeWalt tools.|
|BEFORE – Interior left side|
|AFTER – Interior left side|
|BEFORE – Interior back wall (ignore the arch, thats an upcoming project!)|
|AFTER – Interior back wall|
|BEFORE – Interior right wall|
|AFTER – Interior right wall|
|Also ignore the fact that there is no screen in the screen door.|
|Waiting not so patiently to be attached!|
WA-LAH! An instant adorable antique barn!
Of course there are a gazillion couple more things to do before its T-TOTALLY finished. There are louvers which will go on the bottom of the screen door after the screen is installed. And the weather vane is to be attached to the roof. THEN, I can begin to move my gardening tools out here and also do just a ton tad of decorating.
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Now if money is no object, you might want to check these charming sheds from Country Living.