GIRL-SHEDSPIRATION WITH CUPRINOL #SHEDOFTHEYEAR

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If you follow me on snapchat (mermaidgossip) you’ll know I spent the weekend reworking my shed. It’s been a couple of years since it had it’s original lick of paint, so I thought it deserved a bit of a revamp. When B&Q got in touch and asked if I’d like to work with Cuprinol, alongside their #shedoftheyear campaign, I was super excited to oblige.

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know I’m an avid fan of the girlshed. I love George Clarke and his amazing small spaces, particularly the #shedoftheyear programme. I should have applied really but I’ve missed the deadline now – maybe next year. However, I always find inspiration when watching it, I just wish I could go a bit bigger and create a full studio shed/summer house, but we don’t have the space in this house, but a girl can dream!

For now though, my girlshed is just perfection. It was pretty cool any way, but it was looking a little tired before the weekend. After a lot of pinning to my own board and checking out the shedspiration board, I headed to B&Q to pick up some fresh paint and some tools to achieve the look you see here. My fav shades of Cuprinol are Beach Blue and Pink Honeysuckle. Originally, it was all white inside, but I only ever gave it one coat before I got too eager to fill it up with stuff. So over the weekend, I gave it another coat of White Daisy and created a feature wall on the back panel using the Pink Honeysuckle.

I also had some pretty shockingly bodged shelves up on the back wall, which did the job for storage but didn’t look particularly pretty. (See what it looked like previously) Inspired by some of the storage systems that I’d spotted on the website, I decided to create my own since I only had a small space to work with. I picked up a few wire baskets from the kitchen & bathroom section. I kept the white ones as they were but I wanted a splash of pink on the white background, so the stainless steel cutlery holders I sprayed pink.

I used S hooks (also from the kitchen section, after much hunting!) to hang some milk bottles that I had sat around in the kitchen to organise all my lose screws and nail bits. I already had some baskets in the house, also being unused so I got them out for some blanket storage too.

I also took down the old curtains that I knocked up, and never really liked, and replaced them with some cheapy venetian blinds. It doesn’t look like a whole lot has changed, but I spent the ENTIRE weekend in the shed prepping and getting it all ready while the weather was nice. I did ALL the work myself as Brad was away on a stag do all weekend. There were many swears and a few cuts but with power tools in hand, I did all this myself and I am super proud.

I am having a big garden party for my 30th birthday in a few weeks so we have a bit of work to be done on the garden and this just goes a little way to getting it ready. Now can you please just cross your fingers for sunshine at the end of August!?

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