Throughout the year I have been trying to make my garden a bit more presentable so that we can spend more time out there. You may have seen my previous posts my mess of a garden and my cleaned up garden.
Well cutting down all the Ivy from around the shed just revealed how dirty the shed looked so I thought it would be a great summer project to give it a bit of a makeover.
I gave the shed a good scrub with a scrubbing brush, warm water and a little cleaning spray. When it dried I used sand paper to smooth it down and remove any loose bits ready for it to be painted.
I bought a small tin of Cuprinol paint in the Pale Jasmin shade. I thought, as the paint is designed to be used on wood, that it would be thick like a gloss but it was very watery and when first applied it seemed to just soak into the wood and fade. After finishing one side of the shed I ran out of paint and had to go and buy another, so it would have worked out cheaper for me to just buy a big tin in the first place!
Once painted I hung some bunting across the top which I purchased from Amazon and hung a picture on the door. The paint looks a little patchy but overall I am very pleased with how it looks.
So that's the shed done but it doesn't end there! I have loads of other jobs that still need doing in the garden and the neighbour has plans to cut down the whole of the Ivy as it's on both sides of our garden and growing out from between the fences.
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