Saturday, April 6, 2013

PAINTING ARTWORK ON AN OLD METAL GARDEN SHED

Ruth is my friend.  I was doing some painting for her and she asked if I could do anything with her old metal garden shed out back.  I wanted to paint flowers on it and she mentioned hollyhocks because they reminded her of home, back east.  So, that's what I painted for her and it really spruced up that little garden shed!



To paint the artwork, I used craft paints like Americana, Ceramcoat, FolkArt and Apple Barrel.  They are acrylic and wear very well outdoors.

64 comments:

  1. Looks great - love the hollyhocks. Remind me of home in Virginia.
    I can't believe it's a metal shed - you really made it look terrific.
    Mary

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  2. Your work is simply amazing! I love this transformation of a simple garden shed. Let me know if you ever make it down to Houston. I have a few things I'd love painted!!

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    1. Thank you, Tricia! I think you could paint those flowers, too.

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  3. This is darling. I love flowers painted on sides of outdoor structures. It's very cottage looking and I love that look.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie! I think everything should have some artwork on it!!

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  4. Your friend must be thrilled with her newly painted shed. The hollyhocks are darling :)

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  5. What a great way to brighten up a garden shed!! You've got me looking at mine now...

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Yes, Ruth had flowers everywhere and this little garden shed fit right in.

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  7. Great Idea!! I have one of those rubbermaid sheds in the corner of the yard and would love to do something like this to it...

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  8. I think you should do it and I bet you would love it!

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  9. That is adorable! Such a great way to freshen a shed.
    Sherry

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  10. Thank you! Yes, it looked really, really cute in her garden.

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  11. You painted those free hand? Wonderful. I once stenciled a garden on my daughter's bedroom walls. Great job on the shed, Laura

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    1. Thank you and yes, they're free hand. I love stencils, too, and bet your daughter's room looked really beautiful.

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  12. Amazing!! Every garden shed should have flowers like that :) Autumn greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  13. Wonderful facelift! And, hollyhocks are my favorite. I'm sharing your artwork on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page today.

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    1. Thank you! I linked my timeline to your Firefly FB.

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  14. Pretty hollyhocks really transformed that metal garden shed.

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  15. Totally sweet! Visiting from GWPond!

    Rebecca

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  16. I recently saw a house and it has painted flowers like this around the foundation going up the side into the siding! It's still winter here in Maine and I thought I want some of their dirt? Where did they get that soil at this time of year to grow those flowers. It was just as pretty and real looking as your shed. Love it...............great job andi thewednesdaybaker

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  17. Those hollyhocks really spruced up your friend's garden shed.

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  18. I really love this! Great job!! I need to get you over here to paint something for me ! lol

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    1. alrighty!! I would love to see those beautiful azaleas! and, thank you!

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  19. Looks fantastic and I am so pleased that you shared this darling potting shed at "OpenHouse"!

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  20. Such a cute idea to spruce up an old shed! Thanks for linking up this post to The Weekend re-Treat! on The Best Blog Recipes. I wanted to stop by and "Pin" your post while I was here tonight :)

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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  21. Oh, my...this looks fabulous..you are so talented. I love this little shed,

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  22. Love the Hollyhocks Lynda. They are one of my favorite cottage flowers. Really made the shed a conversation piece. Great work as always! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you and it really did look nice in her flower garden.

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  23. I have an old vintage metal small shed in my back yard, Oh how I wish you were closer to paint it , do do such fabulous work , of course being the fabulous artist you are

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  24. That is so sweet of you! If you will get some of the craft paints from Michael's, you can do your own artwork. Just paint some large flowers with a stem and leaves. Even if you don't think it looks good, I know it will. From a distance, the colors will show up and look very, very nice.

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  25. That is JUST CUTE!
    I have often thought of painting something similar on my propane tank...
    I should try this!
    So inspired...:)
    Pat

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  26. Oh I love this! I'm a gardener and I want my own garden shed and I'd love to have something creative painted on it! Great job!

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    1. Thank you! Good luck with your garden shed. Just be sure to build it bigger than you think you want it to be!!!

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  27. VERY sweet! When I saw the thumbnail at the linky party, I had no idea the flowers themselves were painted- thought some other art project would be revealed....wow, the flowers are ADORABLE! You do awesome work!

    Thanks for sharing with us, and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

    Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tue@ linda-coastal charm linky party
    Smiles,
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    ~~My Current Project At The Party~~

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  28. I always have hollyhocks in my garden. The shed is darling with your touch! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  29. The flowers you painted are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna

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  30. What a great idea, I don't even have a garden shed...yet. Thanks for linking up with Eat. Pray. Love :)

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  31. Well then, paint something else, like your garage doors or back door. Artwork looks good everywhere!!

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  32. I want to paint my old shed now. Great idea and love the painted flowers.
    betsy

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    1. I think you'll have fun. Painting on a shed, you don't have to be really careful and just splash color here and there.

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  33. So beautiful!! Love it. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  34. Gorgeous! Give you paint and a paint brush and you turn something ordinary to extraordinary! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  35. Oh, I love this! It is so awesome. I will be featuring it tomorrow at Pick of the Bunch!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. I love all of your amazing work. :)

    Hugs
    Kathy

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