My mom and step dad came to me asking if I would want to paint flowers on their shed for them. Obviously my answer was hells yes, that could be soooo fun. Not to mention relaxing. I love sitting down and painting for hours, it’s one of the best ways to relax myself. Their shed is a medium grey with white trim, and they weren’t too picky about what flowers they wanted so I was looking forward to getting it started asap for them. My mom and I went over to Home Depot and picked out the colors we wanted – bright! I mixed a lot of the colors for shading and getting specific colors that I wanted. It worked out awesome.
Here’s what I started with:
After hosing down the shed and getting all the dirt off, I started out with a calla lily. My mom LOVES calla lilies – it was her and my step dad’s wedding flower, also the flower I used on their wedding invitations. So I wanted to make the calla lilies look awesome.
I guess I can’t take all the credit for painting the shed, I did have some help…Miss Jazzy Lynn (below) did most of the work.
Next up, daisies. Love blue, love daisies.
Poppies next. Who doesn’t love little poppies?
Then came the tulips. I can’t lie – I love how these turned out.
A blue and white lily and another poppy…
And of course sunflowers. Because really what is a flower mural without some sunflowers?
Now time to add in some final details like grass, a couple snowdrop flowers, little grape hyacinths…
And of course one last calla lily for the back side of the shed, and it’s complete.
So what do you think? I love the outcome – it took me over a month to complete, and I think all the time and effort was well worth it. My mom and step dad love it, so that’s all that matters!
Looks great! What kind of paint did you use? Regular house paint or craft acrylics? Did you cover the wall with polyurethane afterwards?
Thanks so much Ann! I used exterior sample sized paints from Home Depot (they’ll let you pick out any shades you’d like). I wanted to see how the paints held up on their own before spraying the shed, and two years later they look just as they did when I painted them 🙂