Small Storage Sheds • Ideas & Projects!

If you have a small home, chances are you have a small yard… and have extra stuff to store! Finding small storage sheds that don’t look like it ate up your little slice of paradise is a chore. But there are solutions that fit in a small yard, and some of these storage shed ideas have DIY tutorials as a bonus… you know, for when all those other DIY projects are done? Yes, I hear you laughing. Maybe this should be project number 1? That way you have a place to store all your DIY supplies for all those other projects! Well, thats the way it seems to work at my house, anyway… 🙂




Our first project is a small storage shed by ‘The Cavender Diary‘. This one is a kit, which is a good option if you don’t want to go entirely DIY, but do want to save some cash. Lots of photos!

Small Storage Sheds • Ideas & Projects!


Joseph Sandy created this amazing reclaimed wood DIY storage shed, and it has a great write up on ‘Houzz‘. Love the way the windows light up the inside!




Need plans for a good, basic small storage shed? ‘Family Handyman‘ has them for you! Full instructions and downloadable plans for this project.



Another great project with this DIY shed with free plans at ‘Ana White‘, By Lady Goats!




From ‘A Cultivated Nest‘, this cute DIY shed was made from an old door! This is an amazing project! Lots of photos and a sweet Moms Day story at the site…



This next one is simply inspiration for your existing (or the one you’re building!) small storage shed… I Love This Paint!



Another Pinterest inspirational find, brought to my attention by A Cultivated Nest, (Great blog!)… Who would not want this storage shed for the garden?



Finally, we end with a tutorial for this simple small storage shed, with complete downloadable plans, photos and instructions from ‘Popular Mechanics‘. DIY away!


So have you picked out which small storage shed you are going to DIY? We think you will want to jump right over to our posts on How to Hide Ugly Outdoor Eyesores, and DIY Kitchen Islands! And don’t forget to join the OhMeOhMy Facebook group and our Pinterest page so you see right away when we post new ideas and advice!

Image Credits: Joseph Sandy / Houzz, Cavender Diary, Family Handyman, Ana White, Cultivated Nest, UKTV, Popular Mechanics

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  1. Suecan47
    April 1, 2016 / 10:34 am

    I want to build something similar to store my bikes, but I want to build it with a green roof. Any ideas?

  2. Phae
    January 24, 2016 / 9:21 am

    I love the use of recycled palettes in construction, a resource that seems to be gaining traction.

  3. January 22, 2016 / 6:34 pm

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  4. Corinne
    October 22, 2015 / 1:30 am

    Does anyone have any advice on how to keep pegboard hooks from coming out of the holes when the item it’s holding is removed? Very frustrating !

    • January 3, 2016 / 6:15 am

      Your pegboard hook problem is very frustrating indeed, and totally fixable!
      Get some zip ties and fish them thru the holes adjacent to the lower part of the hook. Trap the hook when you zip the tie, snip off the excess, TADA!
      If you have access to the backside of the pegboard, that makes the neatest looking application because you can hide the zip part of the tie. If not, you may wish to put the zip part off to the side rather than in the way right at the hook.

      • December 29, 2016 / 5:35 pm

        Home Depot sells hook locks that are simple to use. They cross over the hook laterally and lock into holes on each side. Ask for pegboard hook locks.

  5. Jarrett
    August 5, 2015 / 7:29 am

    I like the stain .. Does anyone know the stain ? I have about $700 in material but, mine is about 2ft wider

  6. Tony
    May 2, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    How much does materials cost for storage shed

  7. Julie Lopez
    January 23, 2015 / 6:27 am

    Great ideas thank you.

  8. Bea
    September 27, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    Me again- I would lone the one with all the glass but I think it is beyond my capabilities. At my age I settle for simple . The purple is very straight forward. Could be shortened as I’m slightly height diminished. And tall is not all that necessary.

  9. Bea
    September 27, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    The purple one is of what I speak. Nice color too. Wouldn’t need to peak the roof- just a slant for water & snow to slide off. Couple holes for ventilation- shouldn’t need more . Owners may complain but can’t get much better or smaller. What do you thank.?

  10. Bea
    September 27, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    Small shed is about the right size. Got items stored under steps leading to up stairs apt. Small but size I need. Now to see instructions for the one shown- so I don’t use all my growing space to house building.

  11. ChrisW
    May 8, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Love it! Thanks for sharing!!

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