Saturday, July 6, 2013

Operation Shed Spruce Up Complete!'s finished, in spite of the rain! 
This morning the sun was actually shining so I was able to finish spray painting the decor for the shed. As I was trying to get everything attached to the shed however, the rain started.....again! I had to quit and go inside. After it slacked off and was just barely sprinkling, I went outside to finish. I still have to pack for my trip and I really wanted this finished before I leave, so I had no choice but to work in the rain...:) I apologize for the gloomy photos, but I had to take them in the drizzling rain!
You might remember these from earlier in the week.

They were the inspiration for my sprucing up my shed. I got the idea from Tina over at Cluttered Corkboard. You can see her shed spruce-up here. Anywho, as soon as I saw these, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them!

I painted them each a different Krylon color. 
The dragonfly got a coat of Global Blue...left over from a chair makeover I did for my daughter's apartment a year ago.

The butterfly got Pumpkin Orange...also left over from a project.

And my favorite...the bee, got Sun Yellow! It too was left over from a project.

Like my pretty new pink and white begonias? I want to add some different color flowers in here too.....maybe when I return from Pennsylvania!

The pink piece is actually a rabbit nesting box my dad gave me. I turned it upright and made it into a planter though! What do you think? It was rusty old metal (I know you're disappointed in me!) but I perked it up with a coat of Watermelon Pink. That's the only can of paint I had to purchase...:) I had the watering can already and the little architectural detail below the flowers is a $0.25 thrift store find from a while back. I hope to attach it with silicone somewhere on the box but we couldn't do it in the rain. It's just propped up here for now. I also want to write something on the front of the box. Maybe faith or hope....we'll see. I need to decide if I am going to paint it on or use vinyl lettering, but that's another project for another day!

I already had the cast iron water hose holder, so it got a coat of oil rubbed bronze. I am thinking of placing a couple small potted plants on it or maybe even an air plant.

I placed one of my ferns and another yard sale find at one corner. is the shed before the spruce up.

And, here it is after.....:)

Here is a photo took from across the yard...:) See all my pavers stacked up to the left of the shed? Those were free folks! We're hoping to build a little patio area with those in our back yard one day!

And one final photo....before and after. I am really pleased with how it turned out. And the best part is it didn't cost much money. Under $20 for the insect wall art, one can of spray paint, and the begonias. Sweet! My kind of project and, it's unique!

I got some exciting news today as well! I won another giveaway! That makes two in two weeks...:) This one is a beautiful Old Country Roses bowl from Tablescapes By Bev I was tickled pink to win this....I love Old Country Roses and only have a couple pieces. One day I hope to own at least a service for day! Too many home improvement projects to complete before then! Thanks so much Bev...I can't wait to get it!

Well, I can't put it off any longer folks! I must get my bags packed to head out to Pennsylvania! By the time you read this, I will be on the way! We (my daughter and mother-in-law and I) are leaving bright and early in the morning on our girls only road trip! I am so excited and I know we will all make some special memories along the way. I hope to have lots of photos to share when I return. Be sure to check back tomorrow afternoon as I have prepared a Sunday post for you. I also have guest posters for Monday and Wednesday., so please pop in and show Donna and Roxy some love...:) Thanks again ladies for being my guests!

Until next time....have a fabulous weekend and week!


  1. Vicky it looks great!!! I love how it adds some wonderful color to the shed!!! I love the dragonfly the best :) Enjoy your trip!


  2. I love it Vicky, it just looks very sweet and gives you something to look at instead of a boring shed!


  3. The rabbit nesting box is my favorite! Of course, I would have sanded back the pink a little to let the rust show through, but begonias are my favorite plants in the summer. The wall plaques turned out quite charming.

  4. Hello Vicky,
    What a nice surprise to see my name mentioned in your post, so sweet of you! Thank you so much.

    I love your plaques and what you did to spruce up your shed.
    (and definitely Loving that pink!!!) :0)

    Have a wonderful trip!
    -Tina (

  5. When do I move in??! Your shed looks lovely after its spruce up and I love the hose holder. Have a good trip back. Chel x

  6. How pretty Vicky - colorful and the perfect colors for summer -
    I knew exactly who you meant when you mentionned Donna lol


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