The Garden Shed - With Paint!

>> Sunday, October 3, 2010

One long anticipated task for me and my garden shed was the painting. It's come a long way over the course of the past year - from nothing to an actual building capable of storing my lawn equipment, but I've really been looking forward to completing the painting. Even if the inside isn't completely arranged and finished at least the outside now has a somewhat finished look. 

Here is the shed a few weeks ago without the paint. We've realized tonight that we became used to the yellow and brown look. I was never really a fan of that coloring but we've been living with it so long it became what our eyes expected to see. The brown is just pressure treated lumber and the yellow is the cement fiberboard siding.

The first step was painting the trim. As you can see we went for a rich chocolaty brown color. I can't remember the color name but we liked the color tone.

I painted all the trim surfaces including the fascia, window trim, door trim, and the planter door overhang with the brown color. Even with just the trim being painted the difference was startling. I missed a few spots that I need to go back over but you really can't see them in the picture. There was so much trim that the painting took nearly 6 hours to complete the first coat.

And then came the blue! Perfect for brightening up a winter landscape!

It seems like a fairly extreme color change right now to us. Truthfully I'm not sure how I feel about it. In my mind I'm wondering "Is the blue too dark? Does it blend well with the brown? How will this look in a drab winter landscape? Is it too much color? Does it compliment the house?"

The doors and window still need to be painted with a creamy color that may adjust the current look enough to completely "fit" the landscape as we would like.

It's going to take some getting used to. This color feels a little outside my comfort range but I'm a rather boring person to begin with. What do you think? Is the blue the right color for this shed? Is it too bold? Does it stand out too much? Is it just right? Or should we have gone with the flamingo pink my wife wanted? ;)


Anonymous Sunday, October 03, 2010  

Yes, yes, yessss! Blue is the absolute perfect colour for your wonderful shed. Blue and surrounding green are magnificent together. What a terrific job you've done, Dave! Kudos to you!

Lola Monday, October 04, 2010  

Blogger was temperamental this a.m. It wouldn't take my comment.
It does look a bit strange for now. Maybe when you get the cream color on it will be ok. It's just a bolt to me at present.

Gail Monday, October 04, 2010  

Wow that is colorful~For a minute I thought you painted it purple! Seriously, it's a fun color and if you build windowboxes that will add to it's charm. We didn't get a frost and it's been very cloudy in the days~but, not a drop of rain in 7 weeks! gail

Racquel Tuesday, October 05, 2010  

What a fun color that will surely brighten up the landscape this winter when everything else is brown and dull. :)

ShedsnHomes Thursday, January 06, 2011  


Hi all...

To build a nice shed is a great job..and it is very nice to sheds with colors..........

Thanks for sharing..........

Andrea Monday, March 21, 2011  

That's is one of the most gorgeous sheds, I like the big windows the colour beige suits that the greenhouse you mentioned that started in 2009?

Dave Monday, March 21, 2011  

Thank Andrea! It is the same one. It's more garden shed than greenhouse but every plant I have in there is excelling with the extra warm temperatures inside this spring. I'm getting a month to six weeks of extra growing time.

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