Welcome Back! We’re onto the second week of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling It Home. So, what exactly have we been up to in the last week? Mostly list-making and planning. Unfortunately, we have had rainy weather all week so there hasn’t been a good opportunity to start working on our to-do list. Saturday’s weather looks promising, so cross your fingers for us!
We have been busy planning the layout, listing out the must-haves for organization and picking paint colors for the shed. Here is what we have in mind for the new layout.
The main goal is to find a home for everything and build shelving, to everything off the ground. The shelving for bins (along the back wall) will make the biggest impact. We currently have them all stacked on one another and on the floor. Shelving will make it look more organized and allow for easier access into the bins. Since the walls of the shed are angled due to the barn-style, we will need to get creative in utilizing wall space for storage.
We also selected the new paint colors for the shed. It is currently a whole-lotta brown and hasn’t been painted in ages. The original paint can for the house and shed color looks like this.
Any guesses as to how old the paint can is? I’m thinking the 90’s? Late 80’s? If the paint can is any indication, the exterior really needs a fresh coat of paint! We had our roof replaced last summer, so those shingles are all shiny and new.
Back to the paint colors. Last summer we started brainstorming on what color we would like to repaint our home. Brown with brown trim is not our favorite choice- I’m sure it was cool at one point in time. We would really love contrast, color and more character. Painting an entire home is scary, guys. So, we decided the shed is the perfect place to try out these colors first. If we hate it, then we haven’t committed to painting the entire house. Playin’ it safe.
Here’s a little sneak peak into the colors and design we doodled up. We are going to salvage most of the trim, add some new, but keep the original brown color (Tahoe Brown by Benjamin Moore, circa 1980’s or 90’s?). The body of the shed will be Hamburg Gray by Sherwin Williams and the red accents in Forbidden Red by Behr. We also doodled in some mulch on either side of the shed and added pavers to the front. All of the space around the shed is currently a muddy mess from all the rain. Grass does not grow; we’ve tried. We’re still contemplating the landscaping options. Landscaping scares me more than painting an entire house.
You may have noticed the black accents in the doodle above? We are envisioning some larger black hinges and handles on the doors. Similar to the hinges in the photo below. Maybe we’ll get fancy and add a black solar light over the door to tie it all together.
This weekend we’ll be busy shopping, power washing, painting and planning our next move. Pray for nice weather so we can start getting our hands dirty. Stay tuned for more updates next week.
Be sure to skip on over here to see all of the other wonderful ORC participants and their spaces! Truly amazing websites, bloggers and neat ideas. Check ’em out!
P.S. Did you miss Week 1? Catch up over here.
P.P.S. Be sure to follow our Pinterest Board to keep up with our ideas and inspiration!
All photos via Designs By Jolene