Thursday, 8 May 2014

Hopeless Backyard Makeover - part 2

I'm in process of changing our Hopeless Backyard (mentioned in this post a couple of weeks ago) into something a bit more pleasant. I really want to have a look through my window and have a chance not to get depressed for the rest of the day just because the only things I can see are gloomy corner of the backyard, weathered gray, painfully sad garden shed and matching pessimistic garden wall.
On this point we've got our pallet decking done and I'm in process of planting, adding some garden furniture and decorations. I can see the light in the tunnel ;) But today I want to share the makeover of our wall and garden shed - I can't say they are beautiful, but surely they look better, weathered and distressed in a bit more controlled way ;)

Ok, let's start! Here is the victim - the most ugly shed in the universe...


I've decided to add touches of white paint and then decide what to do next with it. As you can see weather on that day was typically Irish...




Touches of vintage blue and green were a natural decision - we've already had blue because of the decking... (sigh). I've added 2 shades of blue in the corners, around the windows and later - on the door.





The effect was ok :) I was so excited about the final look I used the leftover white paint to add some color to the gray wall behind it - of course!


And here it is - better light, more optimistic setting, my "new" vintage shed with distressed effect in the great company of the white(ish) backyard wall. Not bad for a bucket of paint and a couple of hours of work!


I'm going to share some more photos when the plants and furniture will be more-less in place. So far, I'm still in progress...
Sending warm hugs from wet, windy Ireland!

21 comments:

Amy Lynne said...

Beautiful! I love how your style carries over to your outdoors areas. Very inspiring! :)

Minxy said...

Well the shed and wall look wonderful, even if the weather does not! Love the blue hint, really gives it the wow factor x

Kelly_Deal said...

Looks so pretty! Well done!

Анна Немирович said...

Уже теперь это выглядит как страна Оз! :)

Helen said...

Well I think it looks fantastic, so much better than that dreary grey...looking forward to the next makeover!

Belinda Basson said...

I do love your shed's make over...it is quite an impressive shed now. That would look great on paper...just hinting!

Rae said...

Looks like a cute beach hut. Love it x

whyducks said...

Cool!

Corrie Herriman said...

Starting to look good !
Corrie x

Michele said...

That looks much better! Great job x

Kathy Grigas said...

Great job. You showed what some paint and hard work can do. Yes Ireland is wet and can look dreary on days, but look at the beautiful green of the grass.

Sandra said...

That shed is fabulous, love the way you've painted it, no definite lines, I loooovvve it.

Maura said...

Much nicer! Fun when you can apply your talent to ordinary objects, like your shed.

Emily said...

Looks great! If you are allowed I would get some climbing plants for the back wall. There are some great one that stay all year long, or ones with flowers that re-appear every year.

To bad you live so far away. I thought about this last time when you posted about the deck. We have a building material business and plenty of (free) pallets. I have in all my years seen only a few coloured ones, most of the pallets we have are natural wood. But I think you did a great job!

Ava Gavloski said...

This is the beginning of your artwork on this shed and wall. I can see this is the base of more to come... have fun

Tettiz said...

Well done! A bucket of paint can really go a long way! :) Looks really nice!

Lynne J said...

love seeing what you've been up to-you've worked miracles with paint!

Sue Fraser said...

It's taking shape and a definite improvement. Plants will make a huge difference - and an improvement in the weather will help too! It's the same here in wet and windy Scotland.

Carol McCready said...

Starting to look brighter. Love the blue & white shed.

ravenjanedoh said...

I also live in a rainy climate (Washington state, U.S.) I like how the overall effect almost looks like a whimsical post card, especially with the laundry out - LOL!
.... now if only I could do that to this rental.....

agnés said...

Bravo, joli travail.