Super Shed! – garden makeover with B&Q…

Black Cladding

I know, I have been harping on about our garden makeover for probably a year now.  So I just wanted to let you know that work has finally begun!  YAY!  Although not really YAY as it is back breaking work!  Dan is broken, and we haven’t really started.

Let me rewind a little.  Our garden, is very tiny urban courtyard.  With rough ugly concrete floor, and an even uglier concrete shed. Which I tried to make pretty by painting the doors a soft pale mint green (Little Green Shed).  Inside the shed was a jumbled mess of tools, old paint cans, gardening equipment and bikes (old broken ones, not our riding bikes – which instead are sitting out in the rain!).

Something had to be done.  I know what I want, a beautiful, black clad, scandi inspired cabin/shed.  Something to grow white roses over and surrounded with zinc planters filled with tulips and dahlias.  Dan on the other hand, wants a workshop space with power and light and room to create his wood working desires.

Thankfully, the brilliant people at B&Q have stepped in to help.  Not with the landscaping and building, no, we are truly DOING IT OURSELVES.  But they are providing the materials to help us live our dream!  So truly grateful.

Prepared to be disgusted at how our garden looked / looks…


urban garden green door

messy urban garden


See what I mean, it is a bloody mess.  Stuff chucked outside, broken, and looking altogether terrible!  And yes that is a go cart!  Not the most relaxing of spaces.  But in my defence it is Winter and no one really goes out there now, except for the cats.

Inside the shed

Last weekend work began, and Dan with the help of Charlie pulled down the shed.  A task that was made all the more difficult because of our limited space, no side or rear access to the garden, so everything has to come in and out through the house.  Yeah – the house is a tip.  With stuff that is going to the tip, coming through it.

pulling down shed


It will be worth it in the end!

You can follow our adventures on Twitter by checking out our hashtag #LGSgardenmakeover for updates.

I am busy pinning garden inspiration – and so you can see what I am aiming for – have a look at our pin board:

Follow Lou Archell | littlegreenshed’s board Yard makeover on Pinterest.

Collaboration Note:  Thank you to the kind team at B&Q who are helping us to live our garden dreams.  All words, thoughts and opinions are solely my own.  Thank you for supporting the partnerships that make this blog possible.

Top image via Pinterest.

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