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Usually I do a Thursday thoughts post over on ‘the other place’ blog, but today is a special day as my new playroom is finished, and so is the shed.  I inherited Phil’s old desk upon which he has built several model tanks, and consequently looked like Picasso had spilled his paints, so I decided as I was getting back into mosaics, that I would tile the top to hide the mess. Never done big tiling before, and it’s similar but not the same as doing mosaics.  Have to say I loved the process, and I am quite chuffed with the result.

My new room is lovely now 🙂

But mostly I am happy as Larry because today the new electrician came, as promised, and wired up my shed.  Last year my hubby asked me what I wanted for a birthday present, and was taken aback a bit when I said “a shed please”.  To be honest I wasn’t expecting to get one, but my hubby is awesome and said OK, and for that I made a deal that if I had a shed, then we would swap rooms, so he could have a bigger modelling space.  The shed was delayed in arriving, so by the time it arrived the bad weather had set in and any work to insulate it and make it usable had to wait for spring this year. So in March Phil began.  He’d never done anything like it before, so Youtube tutorials were put into play, cock ups were made and redressed, problems appeared and were solved.  What I hadn’t expected is that the windows of the shed didn’t open, and when we asked the people who made it if they could sort that, they said not without damaging the framework of the shed.  But my hubby is nothing if not innovative and resourceful and he hatched a plan which worked a treat, so I have windows I can open.

So without further ado, here is the story of The Shed…

33 comments on “Special Fraggle Report

  1. Shed!Shed!Shed!Shed!…absolutely love it!So jealous…tell Phil well done, some job xx

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    1. 😀 thanks Clare, he’s a star!

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  2. beetleypete says:

    That’s a shed in a million, FR. Lucky you have Phil. I would have had to ‘get a man in’!
    (Phil looked pretty tired at times, on the film clip)
    The tiling on the desk is such a good idea too, and it looks great. Shed heaven!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Yes he worked hard on it and did get worn out sometimes, but he really enjoyed it too so that made up for it. Shed heaven indeed, we’re waiting for it to get dark and then will christen the shed with a glass of something! Cheers Pete.


  3. Sue says:


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  4. Lovely job on the shed!

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    1. Cheers Graham 🙂

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  5. -N- says:

    Just great! You are one lucky Fraggle!

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    1. Yes indeed I am! 🙂


  6. enmanscamera says:

    What a nice…and, oh gosh, clean, tidy and colourful workspace.

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    1. Yes it will be interesting to see how long it lasts! 😊

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  7. That is both a cool and beautiful tiled table top. You have a great playroom.

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    1. Thanks Otto 😊

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  8. Jay says:

    It’s turned out so well and I do love your tiling job, so cheerful!

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  9. YAY!!!! So excited to get to see the finished product!!! I came home at the right time!

    (And I especially liked seeing the pics of Skye in there.)

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    1. Hi Sarah hope you had a great holiday 🙂

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      1. I did – now I need to take a vacation from my vacation to get caught up on things!

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  10. kmSalvatore says:

    Wow, that’s so impressive Fraggy, kudos to Phil. No way could Dave do any of it:) and He’d be the first to admit it:). Love your tiles too. Very kool

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    1. Thanks Kathy ❤️

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  11. vinnieh says:

    That’s one cool shed. I need to get one.

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    1. You could set up a pole in one 😀 😀

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      1. vinnieh says:

        Haha, sorry but my pole dancing skills are pretty abysmal.

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  12. Eddy Winko says:

    Brilliant! Great to see the shed that you have described, top job Phil 🙂

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    1. Cheers Eddy 😊


  13. lolabees says:

    Fraggs, this is really impressive. Phil did a great job! Congrats on having your Girl Cave! Love the tiling. Everything looks lovely.

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    1. Thanks, happy days 🙂


  14. steviegill says:

    Wow, love the tiling and the shed looks amazing. Can he come and do ours next?

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    1. Haha should think so for free board and lodgings with a bottle of Famous Grouse thrown in 😂


  15. I suppose you had to stop him putting 1944 Stalingrad Camo on it!!

    Great job he’s done there mind.

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    1. Haha don’t suggest that!!


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