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The New Shed

Here it is!!! This is my dream shed.

The picture was in the Summer, 2008, Country Gardens magazine. Every time I look at it I think my heart skips a beat. I LOVE THIS SHED! I love everything about it. It is so simple, cute, and rustic. When the magazine came in the mail, back in 2008, I showed my husband and we started shopping around.

About ten years ago, when we bought this shed (below), for our old yard, it was about $1,800. I thought that was pretty pricey for a storage shed.

So, you can imagine my surprise when the simple salt box type shed I was looking for was running at about $4,000! I’ll admit that I love a good DIY project, but building a shed is a little beyond our capabilities and $4,000 was just not in the budget. My shed project was suddenly placed on the back burner. Well, more like totally off the stove and back in the cupboard.

Then came the Costco coupon book last week.

Ahhhhhh! (Angels singing, lights shining down from heaven!!!)

I can just picture this plain little salt box shed, all painted red with a window box and beautiful landscaping. And here’s the best part. It was from COSTCO! You can imagine what a screaming deal we got this for. (You can look it up on costco.com if you’re really interested to see the deal we got.) To top it off, there was no shipping fee.

Here’s the side area of our yard. Our house is L-shaped so this is the weird little unused corner of the yard. We haven’t done any landscaping to this area because I wanted the shed first and yard and flowers second. Don’t you think it is just calling out for the cute little red shed?

I can’t tell you how excited I am to look at this:

Instead of this:

Yep, I can see myself (and my hubby):
*finishing the retaining wall
*learning how to put the shed kit together
*tearing up what is left of the grass
*adding lots more dirt and sand to the horrible soil
*planting new grass
*taking endless trips to Flower World for plants and flowers

All for this:

Let the Spring DIY projects begin!

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The Comments

  • Mary
    April 21, 2010

    That is going to look adorable in your spot! And, I didn't even notice at first, but there is a dog in both the red shed's picture, and yours! They're just different colors! Can't wait to see the finished project!

  • ann marie
    April 21, 2010

    That will make the corner of your yard so welcoming-not to mention all that storage!!

  • Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage
    April 21, 2010

    How exciting! That Country Living photo makes my heart skip a beat!

  • Ann @ makethebestofthings
    April 22, 2010

    Just adorable! Good things come to those who wait, and keep their eyes open for coupons. It will be so much fun to fix up and it will be great. So glad for you.

  • Roseanna
    April 22, 2010

    Oh, a little backyard "folly". That is what the Victorians called them.
    I am sure you will make it beautiful, can't wait to see ti!

  • Linda@Coastal Charm
    April 22, 2010

    This is a cutie…thanks for sharing it! Hope you have a FUN weekend:)


    I’m having a GIVEAWAY…don’t miss out…today is the last day to enter!

  • Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
    April 25, 2010

    It's going to look great!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day!

  • Fawnda
    April 25, 2010

    That is going to be great! Good luck on the project! 🙂

  • Stephanie Lynn
    April 25, 2010

    Love your inspiration picture! That is going to look amazing! Great find on the shed! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! I think it is going to be gorgeous red!

  • Room to Inspire
    April 27, 2010

    I think a little red shed is going to look just perfect in that space! I can't wait to see all the photos along the way. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week!


  • Rodney Orton
    March 19, 2011

    Well, I think your old shed looks okay. But yeah, that one from Country Gardens mag is quite neat with its red roofing. I'm also planning to add a shed in our house. My wife was all busy running around town in Omaha finding good shed below $3000. Got any idea?

    Btw, I saw how your shed turned out. It's nice. haven't you put some plants and flowers?

  • Roxie Magnus
    March 15, 2013

    Aww… That’s so adorable. I want this kind of shed too. After seeing your post here and that little lovely shed, I’m now considering if we can renovate our old shed and turn it just like this one. My husband is good in DIY, particularly home remodeling. So, I’m hoping we can finish it soon. I’m so excited. 🙂 -> Roxie Magnus