We put this shed in last fall, but I lost so much time in the past year to depression, that I’m just showing you now. Spring may seem like the obvious time to put in a shed (and really that’s fine too), but I think fall is a great time because you’re about to store everything for the winter.
We really wanted a shed. In a small part, we wanted one because the garage isn’t super spacious, but mostly because I don’t like the smell and mess of the yard equipment seeping from the garage every time I get in and out of my car. Not to mention all the bugs that like to hang out in my gardening stuff … being in the garage is just a little too close to where I sleep.
I wish this was a sponsored post, but it’s not. We paid full retail price for a Tuff Shed from Home Depot. I know it seems like all bloggers DIY-everything, but that’s not how we roll. We DIY what is in our comfort zone and aren’t afraid to hire out the rest! (I shared our master closet remodel progress last week, which we also paid someone to do.)
The most incredible part of our Tuff Shed was that they came in the morning and built it in ONE DAY. One Day!
I let them into the backyard, they set up their tools. I went about my business inside the house, and before I knew it, I looked outside and saw this. It was SO FAST.
The rest of the roof and the finishing touches still took a few more hours. They were done before my middle schoolers even got off their bus!
The only downside to our Tuff Shed is the inside is a pretty rough particle board with 2x4s.
Tomorrow I’m actually going to talk about using my paint sprayer to give that rough particle board a coating of paint to make it less splinter-y. Like I said, it was very rough in it’s bare form.
In addition to storing the riding lawn mower, we also store away seasonal outdoor items and whatever. It’s been awesome. Eventually Matt wants to build shelves in there to make it all beautiful, but for now everything is just smooshed in there.
Don’t be afraid to hire other people sometimes. I’m not sure why we often put so much pressure on ourselves that we need to do everything ourselves. Often the people who do something all day, every day are going to be waaaaaaay better than us at doing it!
I often think sheds can be an eyesore, but I think this one turned out so pretty. The windows make such a difference! And then think about that whole thing being built in one day, it is just so awesome.