Garden Shed Makeover | Before and After DIY

I have been absolutely itching of giving my garden shed a makeover, we inherited it when we bought the house and the sight of it was depressing me each time i would glance outside. The actual shed is in good condition, nothing wrong with it,  just needed a bit of TLC and a lick of paint. I kept browsing Homebase for colors and i finally settled to these two by Culprinol: Muted Clay and Purple Pansy.

Initially i wanted to get a deep blue/navy color for the door and accents but i couldn’t find it anywhere, so i had to settle for Purple Pansy. I didn’t expect the shade to be as lilac as it is, the catalog swatches and the tin picture showed a much deeper shade of purple. Nevertheless, i think it does a great job at brightening my garden.

As for steps of DIY, i firstly cleaned thoroughly all the cobwebs and dust from the wood and made sure it was dry. After, i just proceeded to apply approximately four coats of Cuprinol paint with a medium sized brush, made specially for outdoors painting. I dint prime the wood, so im hoping it will hold on well. On the Cuprinol tins it says the paint should last about 6 years and that it is weatherproof.

I bought all the supplies in Homebase for about €50 euro: paint and two brushes.

I cant wait for next summer to hang some pink flower baskets on each side and just get the whole garden sorted. I get so much satisfaction each time i complete a DIY project! Still lots to do in the garden for next year, i want to have some flower beds, a little vegetable garden and of course get some tables and chairs and maybe a bench. Ill have to partition the garden and get some pathways made and have some notions about painting the back wall and having pots of herbs hanging. Oh and i need to paint the fence too!

If you have tips and tricks for the garden do let me know, im still pretty much a novice and i need all the help. Thank you for reading!



  1. Ann-Marie Callaghan
    August 28, 2017 / 8:59 am

    It’s amazing what a difference a lick of paint makes!

  2. August 28, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Brilliant! I need to do the same!

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