I do have a shed, I got a very nice shed indeed. I got the shed shown above, by my gorgeous feline girl (sweet dreams). However, it is a work shed. It’s filled with saws and tools and various sorts of crap I wouldn’t have a clue what it’s being used for. It’s got a 3 meter counter running at the back, and there’s not a space on it for a fly to rest. I have to say the shed looks prettier in summer (pic was taken in spring) when there’s flowers in the window boxes.
So, due to the shed being used for wood and stone work, and all the various tools that comes with that, we have for a few months been talking about getting a new shed, a new one for gardening tools. One where we can store the rakes, the seeds, the leaf blower, the lawn mover, and all the various other stuff that we use in the garden.
But, as most things go, we still haven’t gotten around to it. Lack of dosh means we would have built it ourselves (just like we did with the work-shed), but lack of time, enthusiasm and bodies that aren’t falling apart means we’ve still not started.
So imagine my joy when I spotted *drumroll, please* that there’s a shed up for grabs!!! Oh, yes, please, I do want a shed!!! But… and here’s the big but… most companies want you to praise their product to high heaven, and they’re also looking for a marvellous story of what you will do with your shed. Hmmm… I don’t intend to make it into a something exciting at all. I want to store my gardening shite in it. And as for praising – it’s a butt ugly shed!!!
Yes – as you can see… it’s exceedingly ugly. I shudder with the thought of something like that in my garden… but its got potential. 😀
A lick of paint, some fascias and window frames, stick on a door handle (no, doesn’t need to be functional – but it’s amazing what a simple handle can do to a door that’s lacking one), a welcome sign on the door, and a flower box under the windows – and suddenly you would have transformed a butt ugly shed into a charming little hut for gardening tools to live. 😀
Well, no matter what – I still got my fingers crossed for a new shed… or B&Q vouchers! 😀
I did not win the shed – it went to someone with thousands of twitter followers, who just happens to write gardening books. 😉
Not that I thought I should have won – someone wanted to use it for a BBQ shed – which I thought was a brilliant idea. Sorry, got no idea who won the B&Q vouchers.
But – I got my shed anyway! And as this post seems quite popular with google searches, I thought I’d update so you can see my new 7×8 foot shed that ended up costing me a measly £58 altogether!