One Room Challenge Shed Makeover Reveal

See how a messy tool shed turned into a great place to hang out. Whether it’s for family or teens and their friends, this shed makeover reveal is totally worth the effort.

Bedding Style blanket hanger

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It’s DONE!! I have never painted so much in my entire life. If this is your very first time stopping by my blog, Hey there! I am so glad you are here. It’s One Room Challenge Shed Makeover Reveal day, so you picked a great day to visit.

To catch everyone up to speed let me do a little summary. Over the past 6 weeks we have been hard at work for one room makeover. Each week we have been updating on the room progress and today is the big reveal day.

I’ve been torn as to what to call the shed now that it is isn’t really a traditional shed. The she shed is super trendy but my family said it’s not just mine although I totally plan on using the new serving area as a desk to work on my blog! My son said it’s still the shed but now it’s THE Shed! I’m happy with that.

I know you stopped by to see the makeover so let’s get to it! I am thrilled with the final results. How about a quick reminder of how it look before.

Cluttered Shed

then the second before…

One Room Challenge Shed Interior Before

More project post for the Shed Makeover

and now…

ORC Shed Makeover Room Reveal

I kept the dart board where it was because it was already in the best location for safety reasons but I added a small table I found on clearance at Ross. It had a wood top that I painted. I used the basket for the darts and some extra games.

Dart Board backer idea!

I used a large foam core poster board and covered it with black felt. Buy spray adhesive to attach the felt to the board. Leave enough felt to wrap around the back so that the edges are covered. This dart board backer will keep catch all of the darts that miss the board. Works perfectly.

One Room Challenge Shed Makeover Game Center
Shed Makeover - Music and Games
Shed Makeover Game Center

The convertible futon sofas are perfect for hanging out. They lay flat for sleepovers, prop up chaise style for TV watching, and work perfectly for a crowd.

The bench we added around the table is so awesome now. If we need more space we can always pull the table out for more seating. If you notice behind the bench (and the serving area) we added wood planking. We did it the same as we did in our kitchen for last years one room challenge makeover.


One Room Challenge Shed Eating Area Before


DIY Bench Seating - Shed Makeover One Room Challenge

Here is a view without the table.

ORC Shed Makeover Bench Details

My vintage school chalkboard got a layer of antique wax to cover up the orange wood. The shutter, which was on my in laws house when they first built it years ago, I used to hide wires but it gave some added texture to the space as well.

Shed Makeover Wall Art - Vintage Chalkboard
Shed Makeover Farmhouse Wreath
Shed Makeover Farmhouse style wire basket
Farmhouse Style Basket - Shed Makeover
Shed Makeover bedding style blanket
Shed Makeover Serta Lounger Sofa
DIY TV console - One Room Challenge Shed Makeover

The serving area also got a new look. Now instead of a pop up table we have a real serving area. Ray built it like he did the benches. I added the bar stools to make the space work double duty. When not being used as a serving table it can be a desk. I’ve already utilized that feature.


One Room Challenge Shed Food Area Before


One Room Challenge Serving Shelf
Serving Area - Shed Makeover
Shelf Styling Shed Makeover Reveal

The two loft areas above will still be used for storage. So my sister helped me cover it up with drop cloth. This was her idea and it turned out great. I grabbed the cheaper drop cloths at Walmart because they aren’t stiff. They are more fabric like in feel.

Love the tent look it gives the space.

Shed Makeover Room Reveal
One Room Challenge Farmhouse Shed Makeover

I had planned to add plants to the deck but I didn’t get that part totally done yet. Ray needed to do some yard work so I decided to share the “porch” with you in a different post.

THANKS to my honey for the build projects. I had told him he wouldn’t have any work in this space.

This shed makeover has lots of projects that can work in any space. I will post tutorials and how to’s on the blog so you can all be inspired. I’d love to have you on my email list so when I have those ready I can get them to you right away.

See all of the SHED makeover progress here

UPDATE: One Room Challenge Backyard Makeover Spring 2018

I would love it if you would pin this photo to one of your favorite Pinterest boards. Thanks for helping me share my projects with the world.

Before and after of tool shed turned family hangout shed.
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  1. Love the built ins and open space. Did you consider insulation/wallboard? I bet it would have been easier then painting was!! Love your shed.

  2. How did you attach the drop cloth? I’m working on my She Shed at the moment and love the idea of covering “the mess of boxes”

  3. Your shed turned out wonderful;.. we are going to work on ours after Christmas and I am definitely stealing some of your ideas…
    What is the size of your shed??

  4. There are certain times when it’s too hot or too cold but all in all we are fine without the insulation. We have a ceiling fan and a tabletop fan for summer and we have used a small portable heater in the winter if we are having an event. We have 4 windows, and our shed is tucked under trees. We also live in the south.

  5. This is awesome! How do you make it without insulation in the shed? I’m wanting to convert ours to my office/studio but wondering if I need to insulate. I love in the south so humidity is a problem as well. Any advice would be lovely! Ours is not quite as big as this one.


  6. What a great bonus space! I love the crisp white paint. It looks so fresh and clean! Just fabulous!

  7. Oh you are so lucky! I have been wanting a she-shed for a couple of years. Someday dreams.

  8. It turned out so nice! You really had some vision for this space and I can imagine that it took A LOT of time. Good job!

    My first visit here. 🙂

  9. That is the pretties shed I’ve ever seen. You did a wonderful job with this space. Looks like a wonderful area to hang out with family and friends.

  10. EEK!!! This is so incredible! I have such shed envy now! I totally wish we lived on more than a postage stamp so I could have a shed and totally recreate everything you’ve done here. This is absolutely amazing! Wonder if the HOA would mind if I had a shed that took over the entire backyard. Hmmmm….. Congrats!

  11. Hard to believe this space started as a shed. You did an amazing job creating a lovely hangout! So fun!!

  12. This is the best compliment of all and exactly why I share on this blog! Good Luck to your son and his new adventure. ~Sonya

  13. It turned out so awesome! What a fun space! And that really must have been a LOT of painting! Great work!

  14. I love this! And I found it at just the right time. My son, recently graduated from college with a job and everything(!), has moved into his first apartment and I’ve had the hardest time coming up with inspiration for a young mans apartment that wasn’t too feminine. Your ideas here are just the inspiration I was looking for. Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. This is such a creative use of space. I love that it leans slightly more masculine, but still feels fresh and bright with the dark leather sofas against the white walls. The throws are amazing- love the light fixtures and patterns of the textiles.

  16. DANG! I have only seen shed makeovers on HGTV and I am simply ah-mazed at what you just did. I need a shed now!

  17. What??!!! THE COOLEST SHED EVER! Great job Sonya, I am certain this is a favorite hang-out from now on! Congrats and CHEERS to us for another room done!

  18. That looks awesome!!! what a great spot to relax in!

  19. Are you kidding me?! DREAM SHED GOALS!! AHHHHHHHHHH! xx

  20. You are so talented, I think everything looks mahvalous! I wish I could do this, however I am an old lady of 81 yrs.
    I wish I could still do these kinds of projects.

  21. so fantastic sonya! we have a huge loft area above our garage like this and one day we would love to turn it into a kid lounge!

  22. It’s awesome! I absolutely love it! Where did you get the string lights? Thanks

  23. Wow you did a lot and it looks awesome!

  24. I thought it was super cute from your Instagram pic but now I’ve seen the Befores too, it’s even better! Such a huge transformation, and all the little touches are great. Love the bench. Great work!

  25. Your son is right, it is not THE shed. Everyone is going to want one, not just the she’s.

  26. It looks awesome!! Love the built in desk and seating area. The white paint did wonders and pulled it all together!!
    I’m curious, where did you move all your tools too? Is there a new shop space in the works? 😉

  27. I love that you madeover your shed!! It’s a really cool little hangout space now. Nicely done.

  28. Now this is a HUGE transformation! I love the use of the fabric over the loft storage area. It adds a lot of texture to the space. Perhaps it should be referred to as the party shed, because how could you help doing anything else in that space!

  29. What a fun, casual space for you and your family to enjoy! Great job!

  30. It’s SO SUPER duper fun Sonya! I just love it!!!

  31. Lovely, what a transformation! I particularly like the built-in dining nook!!!! So bright and spacious!!!

  32. omg, drooling!!!!! What a fund hang out!!!! AMAZING!!!

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