Monday, 3 May 2010

Shed Mural

My husband decided that the sunniest part of our garden was taken up by the shed. So we moved the shed to the other side which was always shaded and made a little area with a table and chairs (which my husband made all by his talented little self). He made a raised bed behind the table using railway sleepers and for the table and benches he used decking, sleepers and fence posts (just whatever came to hand he stated hehe). He also made the planter that is midway up willow screening. I am reallychuffed with it.

I felt a little bad as we were taking up some of the (much in need of returfing as we seem to suffer from flooding when it rains and it rains a lot) grass, so I have decided to paint a little brightness on the shed for the kids, where we took up some of their grass space. Don't worry though they still have their little picnic bench area and playhouse and slide and sand table etc hehe.
So this is the start of the mural. My 5 year old loves dragons, my three year old loves princess and pink and I will add in various flowers and I don't think you can make it out on this pic but there is a little pixie hiding with a toadstool hat among the fly agarics. There is also a fairy door and stained glass window on one of the trees. I have so much to do to it and so little time. I have a castle to paint in the background on some hills and flowers to put beside the trees, some wildlife, leaves etc etc etc. You probably all know as most of you guys will have kids but time is very limited especially when my youngest is only 15 months and needs or wants a lot of attention.

Anyway just thought I haven't posted for ages so would put up my progress on this mural and then put another one up when it is completed, probably just as my kids graduate haha.


Jane said...

WOW!!! can't wait to see it when it is finished Andrea, it is amazing already, you're so talented!!! Love the garden furniture your hubby made too! hugs, Jane xxx

kay said...

garden looks fab as does your mural,x

Jodi said...

This is fabulous!! Looks so relaxing!
Jodi =)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is fantastic!!!!
Love your garden I could sit there for hours!
kim x

Netty said...

The mural is beautiful, Annette x

Mina said...

wow its brilliant must be so magical for your children...cant wait to see it finished and can we have a closeup of the tiny details please
Mina xxx

Mandy said...

Such a tanted OH you have to make thetable and bench the garden looks lovely...And OMG your mural is looking fab,can't wait to see it finished..Thank you for your lovely comment..
Mandy xx

Angela said...

Wow your mural is fantastic!! I bet your kids are just loving it.~ Thanks for the comment on my beautiful nightmare post ;)

Jennifer said...

How fantastic & magical for your children. I would love to see the finished results then please could you pop over and paint my shed lol! Have become a follower xx Jenny xx