Beach Hut Shed – No. 1984

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beach hut in our garden

beach hut in our gardenIt’s been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember to own a beach hut. Sadly it’s very very likely that this will forever remain a dream. With prices for a beach hut where we live in Dorset starting from £60k and going all the way up to the staggering heights of £280k!!

So one sunny Wednesday afternoon I had a lightbulb moment. Why not create my very own ‘Beach Hut Shed’ in my very own back garden. When we bought our home 2.5 years ago there was a painted black shed already in the garden. We don’t know how old it is….. Old, and on its last legs. But that wasn’t going to stop me!. My husband said it wouldn’t work, I wouldn’t be able to paint it because the current black paint wasn’t normal paint. But ha; I was having none of it.

The colour was an easy choice Cuprinol Garden Shades – Coastal Mist I picked up a 1Litre tin for £15 in B&Q. Because I was painting directly onto black it took two coats to cover. But the paint was so easy to apply, I didn’t need to sand I just brushed and wiped down the woodwork first.

seagull samI couldn’t have a Beach Hut Shed without a seagull; I was delighted to find Sam on Ebay for £17.98. Hand painted and made using high quality resin; Sam looks realistic and proud sitting on the roof.

My Beach Hut Shed had to have a number, and 1984 was a perfect choice as that is the year my husband and I were born. Again, Ebay was my go to place. And I found this fab pink acrylic glass effect plaque for £6.50. The pink goes perfectly with the coastal mist paint and really makes the Beach Hut Shed.

Bunting was a must too; and I wanted quite small bunting. I found White Flamingo on Etsy. And the lovely Kimberley provided me with 7 metres of her bright and bold mini oil clothing bunting for £18.

I already had the two wooden hearts, and couldn’t resist hanging them on the Beach Hut Shed, I think they look sweet.

And finally, for the summer evenings I added 12metres of solar powered white LED fairy lights which I picked up on Ebay for £9.91.

So for just under £70 I have been able to transform my tired old, black and miserable looking shed into an amazing Beach Hut Shed, which is now the main feature of our garden. I love it so much, can’t stop looking at it! Sadly the inside is not blog or Insta-worthy but I’m really pleased with the outside. The shed itself is on its last legs, but I’ve been able to give the old girl a new look. And I also now have a perfect Insta-wall to pose in front of.

This post is in no way sponsored by any business, I paid for everything myself. These views are my own.



12 Comments on “Beach Hut Shed – No. 1984”

  1. Thanks for the write up Zoe…your shed, or should I say beach hut, looks amazing!! What a great transformation. If anyone would like to have a gander at my Etsy shop you can find me by searching for “lovewhiteflamingo” in the shops section

  2. Aww, I love this! I’ve always wanted a beach hut too! But like you, unless I win the lottery……Ìm never going to get one I’m hoping to get a summer house…… probably next year and have ideas in mind for it being transformed into a ‘beach hut’ Definitely butting!
    Love the addition of the seagull’ Looks a perfect beach hut, have fun

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