Monday, July 25, 2011

Potting shed gets a door and siding

The title says it all, doesn’t it?

Just wanted to share some updates on the potting shed project.  Slowly but surely it’s going through it’s transformation.


I originally wanted to put a Dutch style  door in the shed. 

But while going through my door stash in the garage I came upon this old 15 light door.

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Aha, perfect match with the windows!

It just needed to be cut down a few inches, as it was a bit tall for the opening.


Then I had to add some 2x4’s to make the opening narrower and attach the door hinges.

I’ll add some door stop later on.

Next on the agenda;


I hate the original siding on this shed. 

Our house has clapboard siding so I decided to go with that.

I had some salvaged pieces I have been collecting for just this type of project.



You can see I don’t have a lot, and what I do have is from 3 different houses so the sizes are different.

I figure there is enough to do the big side and the door side.  They show the most anyway.

My nailer makes this  job go a lot easier than I had thought it would be..



Before too long I have the big side completed!


Now for around the door.  I framed the door with some salvaged door trim first.

Then I added siding.  I had to rip a couple inches off the bottom of these pieces, they were taller than the others.


The peak was a bit tricky to cut.



It looks pretty ugly with all the different paint colors going on.

But it sure looks better than it used to!

Next up I get to scrape and prime everything.


But that will be another day.

Just because I love the difference it makes, here’s a couple before shots to compare to.

Big side before…..

And big side after…..


Door side before…


And door side after….


It’s actually starting to look like it belongs with our house!

(even down to the clutter)

It won’t be too long now before I get to tackle the inside.

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  1. The difference with the clapboard siding is amazing. I love the door with the glass insert. Between the door and the double window on the side you'll never need to use a light in there. It's going to look great.

  2. The windows, door and siding make a huge difference! This is going to be the cutest potting shed ever!

  3. I love the doors and the window but the siding makes a huge difference also. Like a cute little cottage. Great job! I am so impressed by your skills.

  4. I agree with Linda, it's like a cottage! so darn cute. The clapboard makes a huge difference!
    LOVE it!

  5. This is gonna be an amazing sweet little shed! Awesome job!

  6. Rose~ you amaze me.
    You just happen to have some siding laying around, huh?
    that is the cutest dern shed I've seen... It's going to look lovely all painted up! Great work~

  7. That is going to be THE CUTEST SHED IN THE WORLD!!! I love what you've done with it! I love the door, too. I have one, actually. I need to do something with it. :)

  8. Oh that is going to be adorable when you get it all painted up.

    Is that my new bunkie? I will need some curtains on the windows though... hahahaha.

    I am so impressed with your skills... great job.

    Hugs, Deb

  9. Rose! How resourceful you are! I'm impressed! Great job!

  10. Your work is very inspirational. Well, Old stuffs are very best to remaining old days. It is best place to see in garage or stand-wall.

  11. You never cease to amaze me. That is soo cute.

  12. I LOVE IT! The door, the siding, they are perfection! Awesome Job! I love how you have just been collecting siding reminds me of me except I hoard trim.

  13. I've been enjoying the potting shed transformation. You do great work!

  14. I'm loving it!!! Still too hot for me to try and put in the window!!! Now, you've given me an idea with the glass pane door too! Your shed is going to be amazing...can't wait for the inside!


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