The storage shed may not be the most attractive feature in a backyard, but a little sprucing up can change that. The lack of appeal could be due to a bland shed design or just from years of wear and tear. Even on a budget, you can spruce it up and create a look for the shed that can complement your home. Decorating the storage shed on the inside and outside can make it a feature in the yard instead of an eyesore.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Exterior paint
- Paint brush
- Super duty suction hooks
- Vine seeds
- Antique tools
Paint murals on the walls. Use exterior waterproof paint to do a solid colour on the outside and inside of the storage shed. Out the outside paint a mural, for example, one that reflects the sunflowers in your garden. On the inside, paint a mural in cheerful colours, such as a wall of red tulips with a blue sky background.
Put up rectangular window boxes. On the long, flat side of a plastic window box, drill one small hole on either end. Put a strong, small metal hook from the outside of the box through each hole. Attach a super-duty suction hook onto the storage shed. Attach the hook from the window box onto the suction hook. Attach as many of the window boxes as you like onto the outside or inside of the storage shed.
Put large outdoor butterflies on the outside of the storage shed. There are large handmade wooden outdoor butterflies on homemadecountry.com that can be an interesting addition to the outside of the storage shed. There are several kinds of butterflies available; each one is hand painted and coated with outdoor paint.
Grow vines. When you grow vines the correct way and tend to them, they can make an artistic decoration for a storage shed. Let the vines grow over part of the side of the shed and around the window if there is one.
Decorate with antique tools. Purchase some from an online auction site or an antique shop. Hang them on the inside walls of the storage shed to create unique decor They also serve as conversation pieces for anyone that enters the shed.
Tips and warnings
- Before painting the shed, speak to someone in the paint department at a hardware store for advice on what type of pain to use. They can steer you toward an appropriate brand of paint depending on the material of the outdoor shed and the weather conditions where you live.
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