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Creating a shic shed

Chic Shed with Wood Paint

Many of us are lucky enough to have a shed (or two) to use as a practical storage place, or a nice hideaway to potter, work, or create in.

Over time it’s easy for the space to get messy with bits and pieces all over the place, making it hard to find what you’re looking for, and easy for spiders to hide in!

Organising shed space can be simple and fun with lots of products on offer to help create chic yet practical storage solutions.

Some timber buildings companies offer add-on items such as staging which can be used to store lots of different items on from tools to pots. Potting benches, cheap shelving or old tables can also give you great spaces to work on and store bits and bobs neatly away.

Painting it with Wood Paint will not only protect the timber and make it last longer but makes it easier to clean and look a lot prettier too. When you’re painting interior wood items you only need 1 coat but 2 coats of wood paint will create a harder-wearing coating and a deeper, richer, more solid colour. You can also dilute Thorndown Wood Paint down by up to 50% water if you want to create a wood stain effect.

Lots of garden centres stock a selection of lovely storage items from timber crates to wicker baskets and traditional timber trugs. Using these ‘gardenalia’ items can help create stylish yet practical spaces with a place for everything.

Hanging garden tools on walls and doors helps to keep them dry and tidy, and free up more floor space. You can get wooden pegs with nails in them for fixing, or simple hooks from a DIY or hardware store, or simply bang a nail into the wood framing of a door or wall. More decorative hook rails can look great and if you’re feeling like taking on a project, they’re a really simple thing to make and decorate yourself.

These simple solutions can help create calm spaces that make entering them and working in them a pleasure, rather than a chaotic space to be avoided.

A big thank you to Forest Garden Products and their Creative Designer and Photographer, Sarah, who created these beautiful images of a shed interior makeover, using our Cow Parsley WhiteGoddess Green and Slade Green Wood Paints!