Shed Final Reveal
When we started thinking about this shed renovation project (initial brainstorming post is here) we didn’t have a vision of a division. Even when we got to the real planning stage (you can check that out here) the idea of his space and her space didn’t occur to us.
We Started With This
Our shed was in nice shape on the exterior. When we built our house in 2015 we had new siding, roof, doors and brick foundation added.
We built in the historic district of a small town outside of Atlanta. If you’re interested, that whole journey begins here. We wanted one level, no basement, so this shed is our storage, workshop space, etc. A couple of BEFORE shots of the interior.
You Helped Us With Decisions
So, we gathered ideas on Pinterest and got some great input from our readers.
Walls and Ceiling
The walls and ceiling got insulation. In the end we went with beadboard paneling on the bottom section of the walls for durability and sheetrock above.
We ordered this wall unit for heat and air. It was very affordable, and it’s thermostatically controlled. It’s been in a few weeks now and is working great.
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For shelving, we actually changed our minds after reading a readers’ comments. We had previously planned to go with metal shelving, but the reader had tried metal and heavy duty plastic and suggested the plastic wouldn’t rust and was easier to keep clean.
These came from Home Depot. The great thing is, they were more affordable than the metal shelf units. You can click here for all the details.
Our carpenter fabricated these high storage shelves. I wouldn’t put anything super heavy on them, but empty coolers and bags with Christmas wreaths and garland are just fine.
For the floor we went with a standard garage floor paint in gray. I had hoped for one of those shiny epoxy finishes, but this project was being done on a budget. Something had to give.
No More Tattoos
Remember those bumper stickers on the windows? I called them tattoos.
They’re gone! Again, Pinterest to the rescue.
I used a blow dryer and acetone (otherwise known as nail polish remover). If you heat a corner with the blow dryer and get it up the sticker will come off little by little. Just heat a section and then pull. Keep repeating until you get the whole thing off and then clean the residue with acetone.
She Shed and Man Space – How Did That Happen?
As for that whole Sacred Man Space and She Shed division. We never planned it — it just happened that way.
On the left side he has his rolling tool case, various cabinets collected over the years and of course, the mini beer fridge (complete with bumper stickers).
On the right (my) side are nice, neat shelves with Christmas decorations, flower vases, craft supplies, small gardening tools
The carpenter cut a piece of 3/4″ plywood to serve as a counter in my corner workspace. I haven’t quite decided how to finish it. Here’s one last chance for reader input. Comments with your thoughts would be great.
and the crown jewel of the whole She Shed side…..
My better-late-than-never Christmas gift. I decided to go with the Sole F-63 Treadmill after much research. Once I’ve used it a while I may write a review. But, for now, I’ve linked to several if you’re in the market.
When Sara’s friend Ken heard I was putting a treadmill in the shed he was concerned that I was infringing on the “Sacred Man Space”. If you’ve read these posts you’ve already heard about Ken (Bloody Mary Gift Basket and Budget Bathroom Makeover.) That’s when we realized how divided the shed really is. I made this fun graphic to illustrate for you.
But, notice that I did use a broken line instead of solid so you can see that we really are one happy family — and visiting and borrowing tools across the line is definitely encouraged. In fact, I even allowed that big planer machine on the She Shed side. Being the space-organizing genius that I am, I had room to spare.
Next to the treadmill is a good place to store those fun DIY cornhole boards (in signature Biscuits and Burlap colors, of course). Spring is the perfect time to start up a league, or just get a family game going. Our tutorial on building them is here.
The final touch for the shed reno is stringing fun lights from the shed to the grill station and bar area.