Labor Day

What’s more appropriate for Labor Day weekend than to take care of some home maintenance chores?

Our garden “shed” was originally built as the pump room for a hot tub that was installed on the deck above it. Stupid design. From what I’ve heard, it leaked and flooded the pump room several times, and the thermostat never worked properly. It also used an electric boiler, which was extremely expensive to run. Since we knew we’d never use it, we removed the boiler and pump assembly, and just used the room as a garden shed. Last year we had a burst water pipe that sprayed water all over inside the shed for hours, and made a total mess out of it.

The walls and ceiling were already stained from years of water damage from the leaking hot tub

Shed - before remodel

and all of the paint on the walls and ceiling was peeling and flaking from the burst water pipe.

Shed - peeling paint on ceiling

So this year we decided to fix it up, and turned this:

Shed - before remodel

into this:

Shed - after

Quite a difference, no? We did the walls a few weeks ago, and put up the new ceiling yesterday. We still have a little bit to do – install some shelves, and put up some pegboard. And maybe another tool hanger. But that’s minor stuff.

The Pontiff even got to wear his newly-patched work jeans, and pronounced the patch to be “perfect”.

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4 Responses to Labor Day

  1. Chris says:

    I don’t know, it looks too nice for storage now. πŸ˜‰

  2. margene says:

    You two really did labor! The shed looks fabulous. Does L. do plumbing? We’re in a mess today. πŸ˜‰

  3. Carrie K says:

    Even the ceiling looks better!

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