Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Progress!

We bought our house from a man named Jackass. Shortly before we purchased our house, Jackass built a shed in the backyard. In true Jackass fashion, he didn't finish the shed. When we moved in, we assumed that the shed just needed some vinyl siding. We planned on having the siding installed the following summer (we purchased our house in January). But by the time summer rolled around, there was a HUGE hole in the roof of the shed. It turns out that Jackass failed to put shingles on the entire roof. The rain saturated the plywood, creating a gaping hole. Needless to say, we were pretty pissed when we discovered that our shed was basically ruined.

Here is a picture of the ugly shed that Jackass built...

He positioned the shed underneath two lovely shade trees. We are having his shed torn down, so that we can put a new spiffy swing set for my babies underneath those two lovely shade trees.

Since I want our swing set to be in the shade, our new shed had to be built on the opposite side of our yard. This actually worked out lovely, because the people behind us have a MILLION things in their backyard, and our new shed would help hide their clutter. Here is some photographic evidence...And finally, here is a picture of our lovely new shed...
Go ahead, tell me how lovely it looks:)

30 comments:

s said...

much, MUCH better. :-)

Dooneybug said...

Very nice! It's big enough for a guest house! Or perhaps for you to hide from the kids? :)

The Woman said...

love it, my kids would use that for a play house and I would have to build an uglier shed lol

Midwest Mommy said...

Wow, that makes your yard look so much better.
Oh and Jackass' shed...yucky.

Heather @ A Boy, A Girl, A Pug said...

Damn that's one nice shed. So jealous!

amanda said...

uhm where may i ask did you get such a lovely shed??

we need one and i love yours!!

seriously - it looks big enough for me to come over and have a sleepover!

dani said...

jackass' shed pale in comparison, christy!!! seriously, the new one looks really nice and p & i will love having their swingset in the shade:)
love,
dani
ps has jackass made his way back up the street to take a gander???

iMommy said...

Well that is a definite improvement! Well done, I say. Well done!

Melissa said...

Dahling, ees beeyouteeful!

Eva said...

God, that shed looks great. Not scary at all, like mine!

Kristin said...

oh my dear it is lovely :) very very lovely !! Looks like the house that jackass built is turning into your own!!

Z's Mom said...

hahahaha....it IS a lovely shed. I just love how that all worked out for you! Killed a couple birds with one stone, I'd say.

Awake said...

It's actually super cute!

anymommy said...

Lovely. It looks like a little playhouse. I bet the kids want to steal it for their own someday.

Timi said...

That is one very strategically placed shed. It's really incredible what a difference it makes.

Becks said...

It really does look lovely! It hides so much of your neighbors yard! What the heck is that thing they have going on over there anyways? Looks much better! The old shed was scary!

Amanda said...

It's looking great!
And it hides your neighbours clutter and gives you a little more privacy.
Good job Christy!
l,
amanda x

Paste Eater said...

Jackass must be a member of my husbands family. Check out my blog for the rather creative (for lack of a few curse words)way he *updated* our daughters potty chair.

Mama Kalila said...

That is great! It looks tons better

Danielle said...

awesome! i wish i had a backyard and a swing set too!

Lainey-Paney said...

wow, it does look awesome!!!!

Jeninacide said...

It looks like a PLAY HOUSE! COOL!

Jennifer said...

Like it. :) Now you just need a privacy fence to block out the rest of their stuff. lol.

I love the shed. It's too cute.

Steph said...

I love it. It is super spiffy and looks a ton better. I like the idea of the swing set in the shade too.

Marni's Organized Mess said...

OMG! BEEEEEE U T IFUL!

Dana said...

he is a Jackass.... LOL..

much, much better.. It's looking great! Well done!

Jenn said...

That's great and it hides their yard some so that's even better !

Nellie said...

niiiiiice... much better than a view of a bunch of crap!

Tabitha said...

Yep ~ I love the new shed. I am glad that you pulled the old one down ~ the new one is sooo great!!
love and hugs XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

sheasy said...

That is a cutie-patootie of a shed. It could double as a guesthouse!