Schoolhouse She Shed ORC Reveal

I’m so excited to finally share my Schoolhouse She Shed Reveal with all of you. What a relief to be done, its been an exhausting 9 weeks. Who am I kidding, I’ve been working on this shed project off and on since February and I am so ready to be finished. If you recall from my Week 1 and Week 2 post I had big plans to turn a storage shed in our backyard into a functioning office, storage and schoolhouse.

Here is a quick reminder of the before situation:

The interior was a complete disaster of items that needed purging, organizing and a home.

Now that you have had a reminder of the scary state of the storage shed I will happily show you the results of weeks of blood, sweat and tears (and a sprained index finger).

Schoolhouse Shed Shed Exterior After Photos

If you remember from my first few posts I discussed wanting to paint the shed black, add a deck and freshen up the space.

Exterior Schoolhouse She Shed
Schoolhouse She Shed
Exterior Shed Succulents

I’m happy to report that I was able to paint the shed black, add plexiglass to the previous solid shed doors and get a deck started. The deck is happening but not 100% complete…This is real life people!

Exterior of Schoolhouse She Shed.

Naturally I threw down a few IPE boards to give you the feel of what it will be like 100% complete.

Heading into the shed you can see the drastically different interior.

Schoolhouse She Shed Interior After Photos

Happily I was able to complete everything I had hoped for the interior space. The kids and I all have a dedicated desk space. We have concealed storage for all of our crafting and office supplies. Here is a reminder of my original layout and mood board plans:

School House She Shed Moodboard

I used up all of my left over sample paints from the Colleen Elizabeth and Vintage Revivals wall mural I painted for my ORC Master Bedroom a few years ago. It adds so much depth to the space – instead of just staring at a plain besta unit we now enjoy a beautiful piece of art. You can see it takes center stage as you enter the She Shed.

School House She Shed
School House She Shed wall mural.

Next up is the kids side. Its the perfect amount of space for them both to stretch out and work on their own projects. With time I hope that board will be covered in their artwork!

School House She Shed kids custom desk

Now for a look at my side of the She Shed.

School House She Shed Adult desk and custom backsplash
School House She Shed Adult desk and custom backsplash

By far my favorite part of this whole project was creating a custom backsplash behind my computer monitor. (Side note – that is definitely me being reflected in the computer monitor screen :P- Oops)

I had imagined creating something like this for years, but never had taken the time to make 600+ cuts with my saw and hand paint/stain each piece of 2×4. I love the look so much I can’t even tell you. Here is an up close of the “tiles”.

Did you notice that thin piece of wood to the right of the Besta? I built a really cool rolling cart out of scrap plywood for our art supply stash. Now the kids and I can just pull it out and grab out whatever supplies we need for any project we are working on.

I took a little time to “decant” all of our pens, markers and art supplies. I’m hoping now that they are more accessible we will use them for some new projects 🙂

Speaking of organization I have to show off what is going on in the Besta units.

While I acknowledge I won’t be changing my career to a home organizer anytime soon, at least know where everything is at. My new favorite past time is using my label maker to label all the things!

Schoolhouse She Shed Reveal

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my Schoolhouse She Shed renovation. This OneRoomChallenge was by far the most challenging one I have ever done. Between COVID, work, school and everything else happening in the world it was hard to stay 100% on track and focused. I even missed my Week 7 post write up. I hope you forgive me, I’ll definitely make up for it by writing some great tutorials in the coming weeks.

It was also an extremely labor intensive project which demanded a lot of time. I built so many things from scratch. It really forced me to flex my creative muscle and think of ways to use up all the materials I had laying around the house. The only new things I bought for the shed were the multiple Bestas from Ikea and flooring. Otherwise I used up leftover light fixtures, furniture and so so much plywood.

Make sure you check out all of the great reveals over at the OneRoomChallenge blog. Now that I am finished I can’t wait to spend the day browsing all of the 200+ rooms people completed this round. Let me know what you think and if you have any favorites!

Until next time friends!


2 thoughts on “Schoolhouse She Shed ORC Reveal

  1. That backsplash behind your screen is amazing – at first i thought they were oil pastel chunks so i cannot believe you hand cut and painted all of them!

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