My Hiatus: A More Modern Shed

Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t, but I’ve disappeared for approximately five months or so. Two kids are definitely more challenging than one, and my thrifting experiences have plummeted. Couple this with the onset of fall and my desire to get our cars actually in the garage for once. We have squirrels that literally chew through the wire casings and wires on the underside of our cars. So there’s that.

How to solve a crammed garage? For starters, there is no furniture in there. Just kidding. I bought three end tables this weekend. Second, build a shed. We thought about ordering a Tuff shed or something similar, but I couldn’t get over how they looked. Wait, you have a mid-century home but a ranch-looking shed? Nay. We’re crazies and are building a shed.

Originally there was a post on Retro Renovation’s blog on midcentury modern sheds. Several fit the bill but not our wallet. We are thrifty. Then, we found free plans here, and with an estimated price of $1,500 for a 10×10 shed we were sold. A 10×10 Tuff shed we were considering was $1,900.


Our shed came in at around $1,200. Plus, I got to customize it how I wanted and it looks like a cute little extension of our main living space. Fancy digs for our lawn tractor, vintage bikes and other outdoor miscellany. The only thing left is to paint the ramp, but that may need to wait until spring.

What do you think? Have you been up to any major projects? Next time I will share with you another project piece I picked up but haven’t decided if the rust bucket is worthy of saving. You’ll have to chime in.

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  1. Rena
    Posted November 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    That is just gorgeous!

    • Angela
      Posted November 6, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Rena! So glad it’s almost done 🙂

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