Getting closer

May 15, 2014 at 11:48 am 2 comments

I am just about to spend the rest of the day putting the final coat of paint on the very, very long project of the girl’s shed. This is all the woodwork which is quite a slow process-skirting boards, window and door surrounds and the huge cupboards. This means I can finally start moving in all my ‘stuff’ which means a big sorting through, emptying of all the cupboards inside and probably numerous bags to go to the Op Shop.


The view out the door (ignore the work table)

The view out the door (ignore the work table)


The row of cupboards

The row of cupboards

Inside the cupboards

Inside the cupboards

view to the right

view to the right

view to the left

view to the left

the sink unit (to be plumbed in)

the sink unit (to be plumbed in)

Hopefully this second coat won’t take the five hours the first coat took!

The floor is still covered in old carpet pieces for protection. Unfortunately I didn’t think to do this before the shed ‘putter upper’ got to work and took chunks out of my specially chocolate coloured (for heat absorption) concrete floor. The floor will be given two more coats of sealant when all else is finished off.

Autumn will be a great time to get a garden going out in front and on the side of the shed, hopefully some plants for a dye garden (if we can get some decent rain-temperatures here 20 celsius all week and only just over two weeks until winter-amazing).

I am still debating about the rest of the furniture- do I buy a second hand large table for cutting and sewing (2 metres or longer) or make one up from bits and pieces; do I buy that very expensive adjustable Horn sewing table ($1000 is a lot of money for quite a simple table) or once again, make something up. Big decisions!!

Entry filed under: energy efficient, girl's shed, Native plants, Natural dyeing, Uncategorized.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Linda  |  May 20, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Looks great – should be a fantastic work space for you.

  • 2. Heather Martin  |  July 12, 2014 at 2:09 am

    That is a very splendid shed and will be wonderful when it’s finished. Thanks for visiting my blog. You ask about our weather in October. Very hard to forecast, but quite often not bad at all. Bring warm clothes just in case, and waterproofs, just in case! If you are lucky it could be a golden October.


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