You may remember that we started work on our garden the other week. I’ve been planning on lots of changes this year in the garden after it has been a bit neglected so when Ocean Finance challenged me to #PimpMyShed on a budget of £75 I said yes, of course!
We’ve been hampered by the rain somewhat in the past week but we finally managed to transform the shed from a boring storage area into a place where the girls can go and relax and have their own space.
Kaycee’s planning on using it to film her YouTube videos (the link takes you to her channel and if she got a comment or two on one of her videos, she’d be so excited!) and both of them have asked if they can sleep in there sometime!
So onto the photos.
We had to move the greenhouse and take up the brick and slab base.
Then store everything in the greenhouse that was previously stored in the shed.
I’ve just noticed that I forgot to get Ant to paint the pointy bit blue near the ceiling….I wasn’t tall enough to reach!
Super wonderful handyman husband!
I have to admit, we haven’t done the full transformation for £75. The sofa, for instance, was made by the super wonderful husband using wood, sponge and material that he’d saved over the years in case it came in handy!
When I mentioned to him about making a sofa he said a better idea would be to put hammocks in instead! He thinks the girls would love having hammocks in there. He’s always trying to get me to let him put up a hammock for some reason!
The paint for the inside of the shed was all from leftover tins we’ve collected over the years. We used some light blue emulsion as an undercoat. We bought it for Aiden’s room a few years ago and had over half a tin left.
The magnolia was leftover from when we moved in here, the pink was from when we last decorated Kaycee and Ella’s bedroom in the old house and the dark blue was again from Aiden’s room when he had a Spongebob themed bedroom!
We bought the paint for the outside of the shed from B&Q on the bank holiday weekend, they had it on offer, 1 tin for £22 or 2 for £23.
We’ve got enough leftover to paint the other shed as well which is great because it looks horrible at the moment.
The bookcase and ottoman are out of the girl’s room.
The cushions, heart lights, battery operated pretend candles, bird wind chime, and metal butterflies were from B&M and came from the budget, as did the flowers in the baskets and planter.
I already had the hanging baskets and planter so saved money there.
Ant also had lots of carpet tiles stored in his garage from when the computer shop closed. This meant we didn’t have to buy flooring either 🙂
We spent £25 on plants and the rest on the various decor items.
There is still a lot more work to do. We want to put a patio in front of the shed for the girls. Ant wants a mini orchard up there as well so we’re getting some fruit trees soon 🙂
It’s still looking very messy up there but hopefully, we’ll get lots done this summer.
This post is in collaboration with Ocean Finance.