Looking for some easy garden shed decorating ideas for your plastic outdoor shed? Here’s the before and after painted garden shed.
disclosure: This post is sponsored by Wagner.
This garden shed was tucked away in the corner of the back yard.
We inherited it from the previous owners.
It’s actually super useful and holds tons of tools and is perfect to hold all the tools and garden equipment.
Eventually, we want to build a garage on the other side of the property that doubles as a workshop/office for me where I can hold workshops and classes. Then the goal is to turn the current carport into a back porch.
Right now those plans are waiting for me to win the lottery.
Or until we get children through college.
And so for now, we have our not-cute garden shed. But really? All it needed were some simple garden shed decorating ideas.
Here’s a picture of it far away so you can get the idea of how it fits into the back yard.
We’ve painted the fence since this picture.
But when you give a mouse a cookie there’s always more. There’s always another project that needs to be done.
Somehow, someway, the white fence made the garden shed EVEN BROWNER. That poor little shed was PITIFUL. It needed help. It needed a makeover. It needed the football captain to come along and ask it to Homecoming.
So we painted the shed.
garden shed decorating ideas
1. paint it
When looking for simple garden shed decorating ideas–paint is your friend. Because after we painted it? It looks LIKE THIS.
Here’s the after.
I seriously cannot get enough of the before and after on this tiny house that is LIVING LARGE.
After we painted it, I totally forgot about how the before looked until I went back and looked at the photos.
In happy news, it was so much easier to paint than we thought it would be.
Because we had this.
We painted the shed (and the roof) in a day.
2. clean the shed
Before we painted the shed we washed it down.
Have you ever noticed that sometimes things are so much dirtier than you even realize?
This took almost as much time as painting it because we had to scrub off years and years and years of grime and we still couldn’t get it all off.
We let the shed dry in the sun (which in Texas took two minutes).
It was time to paint.
One of my favorite things about the Wagner Flexio Paint Sprayer is the control nozzle.
It lets you easily adjust the amount of spray that comes out of the sprayer at any one time.
You can start with it adjusted to zero and then turn it up depending on the amount of spray that you need.
You can also adjust whether you want the spray to come out vertically or horizontally by turning the dial on the front of the sprayer.
It’s so easy to use, too.
You just fill up the container with paint and screw it into the paint sprayer.
No messy tubes or trying to connect with paint cans.
Just add paint and go.
3. add the first coat
It has great coverage, too.
You can see the before and after here. We used exterior paint from Sherwin-Williams to paint the garden shed. It’s Sherwin-Williams Emerald Exterior Acrylic Latex paint and the color is SW 7006 Extra White.
This is just one coat of paint on the garden shed.
4. Add second coat if needed and decorate the outside
A few other simple garden shed decorating ideas?
- Add decorative urns to the sides
- Add a striped awning to the window
- Landscape the sides of the shed
- Add wreaths to the doors
- Get creative and make it your own
And now? Here’s one more before.
And one more after.
I seriously cannot say enough wonderful things about the Wagner Flexio Paint Sprayer.
The garden shed is so much happier and prettier now and blends in with the fence and the back yard so much better.
We are even thinking about adding some stone pavers around it where there’s dirt and making an outdoor dining area.
The back yard is happy.
The garden shed is finished.
That was a serious makeover with a little paint that turned out so much cuter than I even imagined.
She’s ready for the homecoming dance.
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