Since February, I’ve been working of my she shed. It’s been a labor of love! Parts have dragged on though. For example, the outside of my shed was really unfortunate looking for a long, long time. Back in March, it was way worries though! (psst, make sure to wait for the vintage plant stand tutorial at the end of this post! )
Old siding that used to be covered in painted plywood that was rotting. We had to take that all off to add on French doors (a $100 Habitat for Humanity find). Then, for a long time, it was covered in fresh plywood.
she shed exterior
Finally, we had the time to add on new siding and trim! It felt like a huge improvement! I couldn’t stand the brown siding for long, so I dived into painting.
I continued with the white paint from the side of the shed and it really unified the building. The French doors went my favorite shade of pink (Beloved Pink by Behr). This was a full day project to get it caulked and painted, but it made a HUGE difference!
To be honest, I am itching to add a fence here. I smell a DIY project coming up! Just something to give us some privacy (and hide our neighbor’s weeds). Here’s what I’m thinking- a horizontal rainbow fence. So fun, right?!
vintage plant stand makeover
While I was redoing the shed exterior, I chalk painted a plant stand I scored from the thrift store for $6! Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:If the video doesn’t work here, you can watch it on YouTube here. P.s. I’m trying to build that page up, so if you’d subscribe, I’d really appreciate that!
Start by cleaning the plant stand really well. Next, give it two thin coats of chalk paint.
To add the gold leaf accents, paint with an art brush and clear top coat where the foil should go. While that is still wet, put the leaf over it. Smooth it out with fingers. If there are holes, add more clear coat and layer on another piece of gold leaf.
And now it’s transfer time! I thought the stem would be beautiful covered in transfers! These are designed to go on furniture and they apply easily. Just pull off the backing, lay the transfer on the furniture, rub it on with the stick that comes in the transfer pack until it is stock to the piece and the transfer stays on the (painted) wood.
Ta da! A cute little plant stand in front of a cute little shed! I think the plant stand might end up in my living room next to my plant area (where my husband calls my “forest”). But for now, it is adding some beautiful greenery here!
Now you know where my shed is at. What do you think about the rainbow fence? It’ll be the same colors as my Rainbow Stairs, so that will be fun!
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