Finished off my fun and fabulous weekend by redoing and cleaning out our garden shed. Fun???? That's a mater of opinion......well, the cleaning part wasn't so much fun but the redecorating part.....now, that was fun.
This is more of a storage shed,as opposed to a cute little garden "room". In the winter this is where most of the lawn furniture and tools are stored. It gets a lot of use, I really do pot plants in here, my garden tools stand at the ready and we fill the bird feeders here.....it's an out of the way place for the cats to take naps under cover, when it is raining.
The good news is we have a public park on the other side of the fence behind the shed, the bad news is we have a public park on the other side of the fence behind the shed. We like the fact that no one can build behind us, we do have to give up some privacy to get some privacy but it's O. K.. There is an eight foot chain link fence that surrounds the park, I use it to support several vines and climbing roses and they cover the yucky fence.
In my earlier blog about garage sales and Barn House Flea Market, I mention, the screen door. That was my motivator for cleaning and rearranging the shed today.
This is before we attached it to the wall, this is my idea of a "privacy screen"....has a cool personality tho'!
The funky shelf, on the left, is made out of an old box and some screen, it is still sturdy enough to store the extra flower pots.
Above it is a half of a Burma-Shave sign. Back when we were selling, I found TEN Burma Shave signs under a table at an estate sale for $10. TOTAL. One of my MAJOR SCORES! Of course, I sold the rest, I do have one that is intact that I kept, too!
I added the vintage red chair, a small table and some flowers!
This is my potting table, I keep hand tools in the berry carrier....the window is more of "screening" from the park.
Under the bench, we have two plastic garbage cans we use one for potting soil and the other for bird seed storage.
An old pop case works as a small shelf, above it I hung a rake head that I use as a tool hanger. Look NO cobwebs.......that won't last long! When we moved to this house, 20 years ago, this was a woodshed, we've not finished the walls but we did replace the roof with clear Plexiglas for added light and shingled the outside.
Thought I would share this....I used an old metal newspaper box for storing my garden stakes, probably, a newer plastic box could serve the same purpose....also, it is a nod to my years in the newspaper business.
I love summer, especially weekends like this that are sunny but under 80 degrees........I can get really motivated, I'm glad this job is done and I LOVE the screen door!
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