Murdo Girl…Back to the she-shed

I went out to the she-shed this afternoon to see how Kip was coming along. He is doing a great job! There is still a lot of work for both of us to do, but it’s about to get fun.

The walls are covered with four inch pine furring strips. they look like knotty pine. They’re a real light color and because there won’t be any windows, I’m going to stain them with a light stain.

I’m not going to complain about the “no windows” thing. The she-shed has double doors in front that take up space and I’ve come up with a couple of ideas for the ceiling that I hope will bring the feeling of the outside in. I’ll see what you think.

The ceiling has plywood held up by 2 x 4 rafters. They (the ceilings) are flat on 2 sides. Those areas could be used for storage. they’re kind of like a low loft. the ceiling is vaulted in the middle. I’m thinking of painting the rafters dark brown and the plywood light blue. Then I will stencil some clouds and birds up there.

The first pic is of one of the flat sides. The second is of the vaulted space in the middle.


The picture below is just to show the brown rafters. I couldn’t find a picture with the ceiling made from plywood.


There will be no chandelier or balcony. This is to show the clouds on a blue ceiling. Mine won’t look exactly like this because I’m not going to air brush the clouds on. I’m going to use stencils.


Bird and cloud stencils.


Painting the concrete floor is going to take a lot of work. You have to clean it with a special cleaner and seal it with a special sealer. I’m still looking for a cozy round rug,

There is already a storage cabinet and a shelf in there to display my display stuff.

Kip just ordered a combo air conditioner heater that will go in the wall, and Heidi gave me a really cute little duraflame fireplace that looks neat and also puts out heat.

What do you think? I’m open to suggestions

4 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…Back to the she-shed

  1. sanjuan831 March 12, 2020 / 8:18 pm

    Agree with Judi. Our friends did clouds on the ceiling with blue sky and a bright yellow sun. Very cool. Love being able to write comments.


    • Mary Francis McNinch March 12, 2020 / 8:21 pm

      I have to keep changing the settings. It keeps messing up. I think a sun would be really cool!


  2. lifelessons March 11, 2020 / 11:47 pm

    Glad your comments are back.


  3. lifelessons March 11, 2020 / 11:47 pm

    I love the idea of the clouds on the ceiling. My neighbor did them on the wall behind their bed and it is so cool. The new owners of their house left them. I’m so glad. You are going to have such fun decorating and arranging your new space. Do keep us up on it.


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