We have 2 sheds on our property, one that is a boring barn style...and this FABULOUS old cinder block building...but, it used to be boring.
One of my neighbor's granddaughters came over one day last summer and asked if I would mind if she painted windows on my shed. I thought about it for a moment and said 'sure, no problem'. Of course, I was thinking that it's only paint and I can just paint back over it. Or, I could wait until next spring when I plan to uncover the plywood off of the old windows and re-glaze them. This little shed has been boarded up for years, it appears that someone shot the old windows with a BB gun.
Well, I was truly surprised when she matched the 'mullions' to those on the cabin. Bill had noticed that she was really trying to get them right. She was using a ruler and pencil lines. When she was done, I had no interest in painting over her work. She did a darn good job!
Later on, she asked if she could paint some flowers on the bottom, again, it's only paint. I told her that she could paint anything that she wanted on the shed, but Bill has already named it.....get this.....MOTHER-IN-LAW'S QUARTERS! I asked if she would mind painting a little sign for my Mom. She didn't disappoint my husband. It is the first thing he showed my Mom when she came over!!!
Didn't she do a fabulous job on the shed? It is also known by the kids as 'The Clubhouse'. Maybe she will paint that on the back of the sign next spring. I love my little shed so much, I wouldn't change a thing...except reglaze the window's next year.
We have a door bell and vines. A half moon. This may have been a 2-holer at one time, we aren't sure, there is a solid concrete looking seat. Could have been a pump house. Any other ideas?
Flowers, butterflies and curtains!