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getting rid of the old ugly shed…

As my business gets larger we need more room for storage in the house. It’s amazing how much room business supplies and paper stock take up. That plus the increasing amount of kid stuff I’m saving means we’re really lacking some serious storage room. We decided that an outdoor shed would be the answer to some storage issues. However this is our shed……..

Awesome right? Granted the above picture is from 2008. The shed hasn’t been replaced but in order to make it a bit nicer to look at

I took some outdoor metal paint and updated it, and added a shower curtain to hide the contents of the shed…

 The shed has stood up well – the paint hasn’t chipped since I did this in 2009 but the curtain now is looking worn, and it doesn’t keep animals out. I’ve spotted racoons leaving the shed, which gives me the heebie jeebies. It’s not a great spot for storing items. So mixed with the animal situation, the decreasing storage space in our house and increasing collection of things we want to store (like Oscar getting into bikes, and more outdoor toys) we are bitting the bullet on buying a new shed. So by bye to the old one…

We’ve been getting quotes from shed manufacturers and the prices were coming back around $3,000 for a shed of the size we wanted. Aubrey drove by Lowes awhile back and spotted the this shed …

You can order it as a kit to build yourself, or, hire them to build it for you. The do it yourself cost was roughly $1,300 + tax but didn’t include shingles. Comparably, for them to come and do it for us (and with shingles) we’re looking at approximately $2,000. As you know, we’re not opposed to the do it yourself method – but this time around we have decided to have them build it – it wasn’t that big of a cost difference considering the amount of work, and the lack of time we have these days (and the upcoming bathroom reno)

And tomorrow the new one arrives. Yay! I’ll have to paint the new shed myself (the quote for them to paint it was $800) so I’m sure that will be a series of posts as I fret over colours.

Ps., Don’t take how we took apart the metal shed as a “how to” but it was a stress reliever – I think Aubrey had a lot of satisfaction beating it to pieces. 😉 

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