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RJL2
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Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
Not sure why all the image links died... Final progress pics and before and after in my latest reponse

Image: https://i.imgur.com/aDRvclf.jpg


Here is the back part of my yard. Sick of the eyesore that is my neighbor's shed, but it provides a good amount of shade, so I'm gonna fix it up and build a patio.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/i9AZVpC.jpg


Got started on the patio, dug up some dirt

Image: https://i.imgur.com/7EvUkmU.jpg

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And a lot more dirt (if anyone in wants some dirt rjl2td@gmail.com)

Image: https://i.imgur.com/EqIMXtA.jpg


Image: https://i.imgur.com/kSmSpGE.jpg


Got the gravel put in. All that's left is to tamp, put down sand and arse the pavers, then paint up the shed!
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LSU999
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
So you are going to paint a mural on this thing or what?


RJL2
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
I haven't decided, but anything is better than rust and gray


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AU1960
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
Paint a mural of Harambe in heaven on that eye sore of a building...


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TDsngumbo
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
Can you legally paint someone else's shed like that?


RJL2
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
He said I could. I asked if I could buy it from him and he said no though


TigerFanatic99
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
Good looking dog there. Is he a good boy?

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Paint a mural of Harambe in heaven on that eye sore of a building...


Legit idea. I'd do it just to troll the neighbors.
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RJL2
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
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Is he a good boy?


The best.


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TDsngumbo
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
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He said I could. I asked if I could buy it from him and he said no though

Good to know he gave you permission to paint it. That could get tricky had you done that without asking first. Why didn't he want to sell it to you?


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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
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Why didn't he want to sell it to you?


Not sure. He's not the most eloquent fellow, he said "ain't for sale" then walked back in his house


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Not sure. He's not the most eloquent fellow, he said "ain't for sale" then walked back in his house

Sounds like a gem.

The in-laws wanted to donate the back end of their property to us 5 years ago to build a house on but the only access to the road was from their driveway. Thinking ahead, I was afraid of my wife's siblings wanting to sell their parents' house after they die and then I'd be stuck sharing a driveway with strangers. So we started looking at surrounding properties to buy in order to have access to a roadway.

We reached out to a neighboring owner and offered him $25,000 for a large chunk of his property but he angrily declined. He was an absolute a-hole to deal with.

One year later he received 2' of water in his house and he didn't have flood insurance. Guarantee he wished he had an extra $25,000 cash lying around then.



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RJL2
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
Got the pavers down finally after a SNAFU with the delivery.

All that's left to do is cut pavers around the tree, put in the paver edging, put poly sand over the top, and paint the eyesore.

Pretty damn proud of myself for doing all this by hand.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/XsxElDt.jpg

Image: https://i.imgur.com/UfP4fS6.jpg


DMAN1968
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
Coming along nicely. I think I'd rather lay pavers than paint that shed :)


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Whatafrekinchessiebr
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
I hope that is not a Sago Palm. I am not great at plant id's but you should note they are highly toxic to dogs.

There was a poster here a few years ago that lost a dog to a Sago.


RJL2
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
It's not a Sago Palm. I don't know the exact type, but it's one that will grow tall. Sago palm leaves are spikier like this:

Image: https://s3.amazonaws.com/site-files-prod/FiftyFlowers/Image/Product/Univ-Sago-Palm-350.jpg
This post was edited on 6/12 at 1:23 pm


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RJL2
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re: Memorial day weekend backyard reno progress FINISHED 6/30
Image: https://i.imgur.com/idKgreS.jpg


Final before an after. Got the shed painted, fake window up

Image: https://i.imgur.com/JuHmDbN.jpg


First coat of paint. Scrubbed all the rust down with a wire brush

Image: https://i.imgur.com/eBddyqj.jpg


Fake window. Made it out of 1x with some half lap joints then sanded an thin acrylic sheet to achieve the frosted look (to cover the shed window without taking his natural light)

Image: https://i.imgur.com/PXjvALw.jpg


Painted my steps with matching colors. need to touch up the white still.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/lkFrcfo.jpg


Image: https://i.imgur.com/HJ2Gmbg.jpg


Damn glad to be done

Image: https://i.imgur.com/YnGbCfP.jpg


Bonus pic of my side kick chilling under the tailgate tent while I cooked under the sun


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