Wednesday, September 14, 2011

ON HOME ~ Supervising The Shed...

Waaay back in November, 2009 Andy decided it was time to save our shed. Or rather, he could no longer avoid the issue. As I shared with you previously, when we bought our house in July, 2004 the shed was in a sorry state. It was ignored for several years and in 2007 when we built an addition, it avoided demolition but escaped repair. When a refinancing approval forced the issue, Andy finally gave the shed attention. For about a month, at which time the snow arrived and delayed further progress until the Spring.


Since the shed project began, a lot of things have happened in the world. Oil decimated the Gulf. Miners were rescued in Chile. Bin Laden was found. And bit by bit Andy chipped away at the shed. One thing happened in our personal part of the world to help motivate the shed's overhaul completion - I got pregnant and gave birth to Sammy. I was determined to have that shed finished before the baby arrived.


After countless hours of nagging, endless trips back and forth to Home Depot, extremely sore muscles and a decimated budget, I am happy to report that Andy FINALLY got that shed completed just before Sammy came into the world the end of July. He has turned an unstable, rotted, leaky structure into a sturdy, attractive and fully functional man-cave - er, I mean, shed. In addition to storing all of that stuff Andy likes to putter with in the yard, it also has a workbench area for him to play with his power tools, shelving for all of his softball gear and that hideous Baby Jeter trophy, space for firewood to stay dry and a wood stove to keep Andy and his hockey buddies warm in the winter. All he needs is a TV out there and he could move in.


For all of my nagging, teasing and complaining, I am very proud of his hard work. Other than some assistance with structural improvements and electrical upgrades, he did it all himself. He designed and implemented the sliding track barn doors. He nailed on each cedar shingle by hand. He put on all the roofing shingles and painted all the trim and the doors. I supervised. What a team.


Before and After views of the shed entrance off of patio...


Before and After views of the shed from the back yard...


Before and After views of the shed from the neighbor's...


Before and After views of the shed from the street...


Before and After views of the shed storage area...


Before and After views of the shed workbench area...


Before and After views of the shed interior looking out the door...

9 comments:

Lin said...

ooooh, I have shed envy now! I'm feeling like I need to sew him some man-cave curtains though. That spiffy new shed deserves some snappy window coverings!

Sandy Nawrot said...

Oh, way to go Andy Bumble! I am truly impressed. Every guy needs his own little space. Yes, he needs some curtains compliments of Lin, maybe a TV and a little mini-fridge, but other than that, he is good to go. This project has been a long time coming!

kaye said...

wow--Andy did a great job! And you did a great job encouraging him :)

Susan said...

Now that's what I call a transformation! I'm absolutely certain that your neighbors are beyond thrilled! ;-) Congrats, Andy!

Margot said...

I think I've said it before: your Andy is a real keeper. Those before and after photos are worthy of an HGTV episode. Very, very nice. Really, all he needs is a giant wide screen tv and a don't-touch remote and he is set for anything. Good job.

Amy said...

Fantastic job, Andy! Nice supervisioning, Molly! lol Seriously, I think the shed looks fantastic! I love the cedar shingles, the windows and the red doors. It really looks good...and now we know where you'll be when you need some space or the game's on (once you get the TV hooked up)!

Kathleen said...

Andy is a Rockstar! That shed looks beautiful!

stacybuckeye said...

Wow! That is an impressive shed. If Andy needs a weekend away he's welcome in Cleveland. I have a few projects around here that need some attention :)

Customised Shed Supplier said...

Impressive work! Your shed looks really fantastic. Cheers for all the hard work and effort!