I love a project. My boys (all three of them!) often accuse me of dreaming up projects to do. They say if I have five spare minutes on my hand, I can have three new projects planned. And, since there is some truth to that statement, I guess I’ll have to own it. And, while I’m self-disclosing here, I’ll go ahead and tell one worse than that… Typically I dream up projects that require from my men, so there’s usually a fair amount of negotiating and bribery that goes into enlisting them for my latest adventure.
This weekend the project was the shed.
|Isn’t this the cutest little shed you’ve ever seen?!|
|One of the reasons I love this little shed so much is the adorable gate. Seriously!|
Now, I should mention here that we inherited this little shed when we bought our place two years ago. We also inherited a boatload (that’s Texas talk, I think) of junk in the shed, but that was cleaned out last summer. I’ve had good intentions for this shed for over a year, but my list of “must do” and “want to do more” projects have taken precedence, so the cleaning process had to be repeated. Of course, this time, I just had a boatload of cobwebs, spiders, wood ants, and dirt dauber nests.
|Swept clean and power-washed!|
I’m one of those kind of gals who thinks there’s nothing that a little bit of paint can’t fix. Painting is always my first solution. Thank goodness we now have the new Ace Hardware (yes, I’m loving it!) in McGregor, since my little bit of paint for this project required two trips and two gallons. Why or why can’t I ever just buy all the paint at once? Oh, I know. Then I wouldn’t get to make two trips for a Sonic Diet Coke, too. I would be forced to drink the canned Diet Coke in the refrigerator. Oh, the shame!
|First things first… paint the walls|
|My trusty sidekick, Duchess! She stood at the gate and watched, and
I am certain she cheered me on in her own doggy sort of way.
And, of course, I have to have music while I work.
Well, painting was a great start, but you know, what the shed really needed was a window so I could have some light. Actually, I thought the shed needed electricity so it could have some light, but that was immediately vetoed. No problem. Brad would tell you I’ve always got a Plan B. How about a window?!
|Let there be light! Love my hubby and his amazing carpentry skills!|