“Creativity is making marvellous out of the discarded.”
On New Year, Hubert and I made a promise to each other that in 2017 we would take our household renovations and improvements a lot more seriously. On February 10th, we would have been living in our home for 2 years with little to no work done though we had many attempted projects at home improvements they were unfortunately half finished. So needless to say we had a lot to do around the house!
Even though we had a long list of things to do inside our house, in true Hubert and Jessy fashion, we decided to start where we would be happiest, outside, where we didn’t really need to be working!
At Hubert’s work, they were chopping down trees and therefore had a lot of good quality logs going. Hubert is obsessed with having campfires during the summer and therefore will always look to collect logs to anticipate the holidays. For about 2 weeks solid, he was coming home with trunk fulls of logs. His pile had built up so much that it took up a big chunk of our back garden driveway. Then it occurred to us that we live in England and Summer is still a long way away, therefore those logs were likely to get wet and damaged meaning it would be harder to burn them. So Hubert had this idea that we should a wooden log storage shed for them.
And this weekend that’s just what we did!
Though it’s incomplete right now, it won’t take too long to finish the storage shed. Hubert built this from scratch, he did use this video for some inspiration and it’s a very good video. It’s easy to follow with step-by-step instructions, the link is above, I highly recommend watching it if you’re looking to build a log storage too, please keep in mind that Hubert wanted something substantially bigger than what the video was instructing so he had to change the measurements and add/take away extra steps to make it work.
Here are some pictures of the progress on the Wood Log Storage Shed, hopefully by next week’s DIY Monday, it’ll be complete!
Here’s the stack of logs collected (they’re in need of a home, so that’s why we’re building them one.)
So Hubert started designing a storage shed using the Youtube video for inspiration.
And then he started building the shed!
You’ll be surprised how long the base took to build!
On the first day, we started late, but here is the bottom half of the base complete!
On Day 2 it was raining heavily but determined to continue with the project, Hubert put up a temporary shelter, in typical us fashion where we make things harder for ourselves, we stayed under here working away when we probably should have used our big tent or even gazebo!
But it was totally worth it because the frame (or skeleton of the shed was completed!)
All that’s left to do is built the walls and roof, I’ll update you next Monday on the progress of our very first DIY project!
I hope this inspires you to go and build something today! I can’t tell you how satisfying something is to watch something you’ve imagined come alive. If you have any suggestions on more DIY projects we can start, or have any pictures of projects you’ve done, comment below and share your handiwork!
Do something to make your parents proud today, your kids proud someday but most importantly, you proud every day!
Peace and Love