Need a space to call your own? Follow along as we share the building of the She Shed – turn it into a Farmhouse She Shed and give the Backyard a much needed Makeover!
We are making progress on the She Shed this week. The schedule was jammed packed but we were able to get some construction done on the shed, not as much as I had wished for but between working on other projects and dodging a few rain showers and storms we are still on track for the big reveal of our Farmhouse She Shed by the end of the month.
And I can hardly wait! Like I talked about during our Facebook Live video, working from home is amazing, but it has it’s own set of struggles. The main problem I have is noise, maybe it’s just my older age creeping in, but I just need it quiet in order to focus on work.
We played around with a lot of different ideas for the shed, including an open pergola with a roof for shelter, but in the end we decided to stick to the original plan and build the shed. Since beginning the project, it has morphed into a bit more than what we started out with. Doesn’t that happen a lot in construction projects though?
We will be customizing this ordinary, boring shed into a Farmhouse She Shed Office. We have ordered some hardware to turn the doors into hanging Farmhouse doors and will show you the process for that. Then the whole shed, inside and out will be painted white. I haven’t quite decided on the furniture for the inside, but I am thinking I might order another chair like I put in the Farmhouse Bedroom Makeover, I just love it.
Here’s what’s been going on since we talked last…
We left off with Doug showing the type and steps for installing the foundation for the She Shed. And the OSB flooring was laid down and a couple coats of primer/sealer paint were applied.
Did you catch our Facebook Live video? You can still watch the replay. We shared all about the shed and the backyard makeover and what we are doing to customize the shed and turn it into a Farmhouse She Shed Office.
So the next step is to build the four walls.
The directions suggested using the just completed floor as a level surface to build the walls on. This works great. Doug built the back wall on the floor first.
Then the rains came so we moved to our garage to build the final walls.
After the walls are built it’s time to attach them to the floor and secure them together. We definitely needed an extra set of hands for this step, those walls are heavy and awkward to move.
But we were able to get everything placed without any problems, starting with the back wall. It amazes me how just a few nails and screws along with a little support can hold an entire wall in place. Although we worked pretty fast to get the back and side walls attached when the wind started to pick up and Doug got nervous.
After a couple hours of work we now have the shell of my She Shed.
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So what’s next on the schedule? Well next week we’ll be raising the roof! And I can barely wait to show it off to everyone. We have some beautiful GAF shingles ordered, remember the ones you voted on? And Doug will be doing a complete tutorial on how to roof your She Shed.
Stay connected with us as we keep you updated on our progress. We’ll keep you updated with occasional posts here and across all of our social media. We will also be sharing the process on Facebook live chats so you can get in on all the action. Follow along with #HHSheShed