Whew! I have been putting my feet up today after teaching workshops at the OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show this weekend! My voice is a little hoarse from talking so much!
I was invited as a show feature guest to teach classes inside of a shed provided by Quality Building Inc.
When the word “shed” was mentioned as the location for my classes my mind went into instant Glam She Shed planning mode.
You know I couldn’t leave my building as-is.
It had to be tszujed up a little bit to reflect my brand if my logo was going to hang on the door.
48 hours before the start of the Home & Garden Show I drove up to the OKC Fairgrounds to scope out the sheds and jump into full on She Shed planning mode. Holly and I made a huge to-do list of all of the things I needed to Refunk my shed. I ran errands until 10:45pm that night to gather all of the supplies and transform my shed into a dreamy workshop space.
I took a few pieces of furniture with me to show off some of my work.
One item I knew I HAD TO HAVE in my shed was a chandelier. I managed to hang two inside! I was pretty limited to the modifications I could make to the shed because of the short time frame I had to work with plus it was on loan to me by the kind folks at Quality Buildings Inc.
To fake a chandy appearance I bought some inexpensive brass chandeliers from Habitat from Humanity’s ReStore and spray painted them in a fun emerald color. If you need to spray out your own chandeliers just hammer a nail into a tree, hang your light fixture, and spray away! This allows you to spray from every angle and we only needed to apply one coat because hanging it from the tree gave us the ability to work quickly.
I also found the fabric for $5 a yard a JoAnn Fabrics. Of course I gravitated toward the $40/yard fabric but I was in a pinch I knew I would have to staple the fabric to the shed’s frame and I just couldn’t bare to ruin expensive fabric! This fun print tied in the front porch rocking chairs, the emerald chandeliers, and gave a welcoming appearance making everyone who walked by want to peek their head inside!
The shed had peg board already installed so I bought a few hooks and hung my workshop aprons so ladies could put their purses away, choose an apron, and start painting.
I think one million people asked me about the turquoise rocking chairs on my make shift front porch. I wish I knew where they were from because I think I coulda sold 100 sets of them! They were borrowed from my assistant Holly’s front porch and I was so grateful she and her hubby let me use them. They also provided a nice resting place for worn out event attendees.
In case you are not on Facebook I also gave a LIVE video tour of the shed during the show and you can catch that here!
Many blog readers came to meet me and some of their comments were so funny! Lots of people commented I was much shorter in person (I am 5’1!) and that I was so much prettier in person than on my blog! LOL. Not sure of that’s a compliment or not but it made me laugh!
Again, a special thank you to Quality Buildings Inc for providing a shed for me to refunk! I see more collaborations with them in the future so stay tuned! She Sheds for all!!!
Do you dream of having a She Shed? There are even books dedicated to all things She Sheds and I think I need one sitting on my coffee table after getting my feet wet in the She Shed decorating pond!