I would have run to the store for some spider repellent and Diet Coke.
PS--What color would you paint this shed for maximum invisibility? I'm thinking the beige of the house, but the roof stains with light green mildew.
What about painting the sides beige, and the top sage or something that would hide the bird poop :) Or would that look tacky?
My vote is light sage green or a cool brown.Or you could dress it up and make it a charming potting shed while putting some things in storage if you're putting it on market real soon.Bye the way I love your site.I get so inspired by your creativity and thriftiness.You seem to find some great treasures at thrift stores.
We had a shed similar to this when we lived in our last home. Ours was in very poor shape though but wanted to keep it until we built a new one. (Oregon rain made for a rather rusty appearance.) I spray painted white rustoleum over the rusty areas and we painted it a country blue (the color intended for our house). We were up kindof on a hill and it blended well with the sky, and had a mellow unobtrusive look.
I think the most attractive sheds are painted the same colors as the house. Like Anon. said, a potting bench may look cute on the side of the shed. Filled with clay pots and tools. Of course, that all depends where your shed is located.
We had a problem with a rather unsightly "tree house" built partially onto our very old but quite nice garage/ shed. We have alot of trees in that area as well. Anyway we painted it Army Green (really that is what the paint chip said) And amazingly the tree house fades into the background and is no longer the first thing you see. Perhaps that could help your shed blend in. I also wanted to tell you that love your blog and have learned so much from you - Thank you!
If its invisibility you're going for, I think you should paint the shed some color that blends in with the great outdoors... whatever color that may be where you live. I was actually reading an interesting discussion on another blog about the psychology of colors in kitchens. You can read the discussion here if you want. Maybe the same is true for outdoor sheds?
Aw! Invisibility? I was thinking either a light blue or lime green... not so much for visibility but sometimes when a shed's a pretty color it's less unsightly than when it's, like, gray.but that's just me :)
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