Transform an old shed into a new looking shed?

  14 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jun 07, 2020

    Fresh paint, new front door, added shutters, pretty windows and fresh landscaping

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 07, 2020

    Paint-of course, new hinges and handles, shutters, wheeling ramp for lawn mower, small patio with furniture, painted accents on the outside, awnings, gut the insides and repurpose with shelves, window(s), insulation, electric, and drywall. Have fun with your project.

  • My first thought is a fresh coat of paint. If there is a window, maybe it needs to be replaced or you could put a window box under it and fill it with flowers.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 07, 2020

    Hello Chris,

    Re- Paint, Re-stain, Re preserve, difficult to imagine with out pictures.............

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Jun 07, 2020

    A fresh coat of paint is likely the first thing to bring new life to your shed.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jun 07, 2020

    You don't say what the old shed is made from. Paint, cover with siding, etc are options. Removing it and rebuilding is option

  • Seth Seth on Jun 07, 2020

    Make sure you repair or replace any issues with rotted wood, rusted hardware, sagging doors, failing support structure, etc. Those won't go away with just a new coat of paint.

  • I would start with a new light and bright colored exterior paint and then perhaps you could update the roofing, too if the budget allows.

  • Maura White Maura White on Jun 07, 2020

    Does it need a new roof? A new coat of paint? Small changes like that can make something old new again!

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 07, 2020

    Hi Chris: Well, paint is your best and cheapest go to. However, if you want a new look, you can make some fake window frames, paint them white and attach them to the sheds sides and on each side of the door. Just get some wood that's about 1/2 inch thick and maybe 3 or 4 inches wide and cut to the size you want your windows. Paint the area behind the frames black, by drawing around the frame before attaching it permanently, and then painting about 1 inch inside of those lines. I'm assuming it's a wooden shed. You can also get some of those long plastic planter boxes, glue some foam in them and attach them to the bottom of the frames and then stick some fake flowers in them. Pretty and no work:) Oh, drill holes in the bottom in case it rains, so the water will drain out. Depending on what the door looks like, you can make a cross hatch look with 1/2 inch thick and maybe 3 inch wide boards, painted white to look like barn doors and maybe paint the shed red to look like a barn. Good luck

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jul 01, 2020

    If the old shed is falling apart, is leaking, or is rotting, then paint will not be a magic wand that transforms it into a new shed.

    Please post a picture of the shed so that we can see what you are starting with. Once we see what you have to work with, it will be easier to offer realistic suggestions on what you might do to improve its appearance.

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Jan 30, 2021

    Paint will give you the most bang for your buck!