When I bought my house the backyard looked terrible. No blade of grass in sight, giant holes in the dirt, and rotten fruit on the ground. It looked terrible, but what looked worse was the shed...
For my birthday, my dad decided that he was going to "pimp out my shed". I wasn't exactly sure what that meant, but he had been watching a lot of the DIY channel.
He started with the floors. He had to rip out and replace the sub floors. It was a big job. I wasn't much help, but the acoustics were great so I did a lot of entertaining singing and dancing numbers.
After that we started in on the ceiling. I really wanted the ceiling to stay vaulted, so it didn't feel like a box. It took us many nights of just staring up at the ceiling wondering how to do it. It was a tall order, and a group challenge. It turned out beautiful and made a world of difference though. I sit in there and just look at it sometimes.
We then added electricity, redid the sheet rock, put new flooring in , and finally painted the outside and inside. All hands were on deck.
And then we were finished (ish) with the actual structure. The cabinets still needed put in, as well as, my giant "workspace" countertop.
I'm super happy with it the way that it is right now. I know it sounds cheesy, but my shed is one of my very favorite places to be. It turned out way girlier than I intended. Almost everything in it means something to me. I have notes from school parents, pictures from kids, homemade gifts from friends, and all kinds of other things filling my shelves.
I just love it!