Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring Cleaning

If you've been around here for a little while you know one of the big goals of this Spring is to get the exterior of our house painted.  We're still debating color and still have a list to get through before we are totally ready to begin that big project.  I think the yucky yellow pollen has finally started to retreat so we are in the clear - so we are on to working down our list of to do's in preparation.  So one of the big things we wanted to get accomplished before starting the big paint job was cleaning out our shed.  Remember this little beauty?

Well, let's just say there was a ton of stuff in there when we moved in and the only thing we have done since moving in is fill it with even more stuff.  It had gotten a little out of hand....

Oh, and we have finally uncovered the mystery of the contents of the barrel.  Don't you want to know what was inside?

We will get back to that in a minute.  Silas enjoyed clean out day, he supervised in a chair nearby and drank sweet tea.

And played a little t-ball.

Ok, so here is what was inside....Cotton Batting.  Yes, an entire barrel full of it.  One of the reasons why we haven't touched the inside of this shed was because of the unknown contents of the barrel - aren't we funny.  I'm not going to say what we thought was in there.

We found lots of random goodies inside our shed, some useful, some not.  We found an old bathtub door, bags of concrete mix that were now solid concrete, a tent, some street signs and this hammock amongst other things.  We are totally putting this thing up - after it gets a major clean.

So I wish I had some nice clean shed photos to share with you but I just don't right now.  We discovered a busted floor once we got everything out so we have been working to get it repaired so we can get everything back in - fun stuff.  So hopefully we will have that all wrapped up and we will be on to the next item on our list - yard clean up.

Enjoy your Wednesday!


  1. Stacey @ OneSeventeenSouth.comApril 11, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    What kind of street signs and are you going to keep them?

  2. You can see them in the picture above, I think we are - Justin wants to hang them up on the outside of the shed after we paint.

  3. What is a bath tub door?? Why doesn't my bath tub have a door?!

    1. haha, like old school tub/shower combos with the sliding glass doors? I'm guessing that's what it was at least, lol!

  4. I cannot believe it was batting in the barrel! Who does that? So glad it wasn't something scary!

  5. I can't wait to see what color you pick for the outside of the house! Also...I would have been terrified of that barrel - I probably wouldn't have even opened it.


  6. I would have been afraid to look in that big can as well. You just never know. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award so if you could just hop on over to my blog and check out the rules that would be great. Thanks and congrats! :)

  7. i've been trying to do some massive spring cleaning as well! and yes, that barrel does look a bit foreboding, doesn't it? thanks so much for stopping by after the blog hop!