Monday, August 2, 2010

Yes, Sunday was the grand finale!

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.

shed 008 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.

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This is before we attached it to the wall, this is my idea of a "privacy screen"....has a cool personality tho'!

 

 

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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!

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I added the vintage red chair, a small table and some flowers!

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

shed 011An 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. 

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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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41 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a thrill to have such a wonderful place to work and store things. I LOVE your screen door and the chair and table are just perfect. I would love for the weather to be under 80 and be able to be outside and work in the yard. That would be a real thrill. YOur shed is perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a great shed. I have always wanted and needed one. I do all the gardening here.

Debbie said...

What a great potting shed, I would love one of these...yours looks so charming, and cozy..I could take a rest when done.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love it! Nothing better than a work area that has a spot for an nice iced tea too!

Stacey said...

I would love to have a garden shed...and a greenhouse. :) Yours is so cute and functional too. That's what a girl needs!

Sandy said...

How lucky you are!! Great place to pot up all those plants. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Carol said...

What a darling shed! My first visit here...I'll be back!
Carol in GA

Rachel said...

I love the repurposed newspaper box! Great upcycle!!!!

Zoey said...

What a great place to work in the garden! Love the colors and all of the interesting items you have repurposed. It looks like you have quite a productive day.

zentmrs said...

I love it! I wonder if I can get The Mr to make me one...

Melody said...

Hi Jan! You've been a perverbial busy bee! Love the results. That screen door is wonderful. Of course you have to a newspaper thingy somewhere?!
The window is picture perfect puts the whole shed in perspective and gives the park a better outlook.
When we can afford to we want to put up an outbuilding...with my CarGuy I wouldn't mind it having a gas/garage theme, but it has to match the house...ie wood not metal..he just laughs at me.
Well, I better get back to work.
Type ya later!

Alea said...

What a fun place to work and relax! I am working on creating an attractive place for my gardening implements.

Alison said...

Your storage/potting area has so much character, I love it! I need to get my garden shed organized. So not looking forward to spiders and cobwebs though.

Becca's Dirt said...

Love your shed re-do. It is such fun to re-decorate with something different.

Jean said...

Super garden shed! Love the screen door and other old objects you reused. Jean

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

This is so cool--I love it!

Genie Robinson said...

Dear Jan....What a fun post for a Rednesday. When I was a little girl and we would go on trips, I would love for my daddy to read me the Burma Shave signs along the narrow gauge roads. I got such a kick out of them. By the way, yours is the second post with a red metal yard chair....how do you girls get so lucky to find red ones in such great condition.....

Hugs
Genie
buttonsforbaga.blogspot.com

Olive Cooper said...

You have an adorable shed. I just pot plants where ever. Well done. olive

Rebecca said...

Love the fun, bright, cheery colors!

Lesa said...

Love that shed-- mine could use a redo, if you aren't too tired. ;o)

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

This is such a cool shed!

Donna

Sherry said...

Nice redecorating in your shed. I know what you mean about giving up privacy to get privacy. Next to our house we have a school. We are on the back of the property, really so nice and quite and then there is football season. The parents all decide to park in front of our house to get to that field, yuck. Way too many people in our tiny little street.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I'm so envious, oh how I'd love to have a garden shed! Love your Burma Shave sign and your red chair is terrific.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Cherry Chick said...

Hi Jan,
It looks like a great place to work in. I don't even see any "socks" hanging around..wink..wink!
Thanks for sharing with us all.

SueLovesCherries said...

I just love, love, love garden sheds! Mine is so small I can just about turn around in it! Yours is a great one, I love the rake head idea!

Heidi said...

Gee, that looks nice, so tidy and neat and funky too! I really like what you've done with the place!
I would love to have a little garden shed all my own...
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Light and Voices said...

You are sooooo lucky to have a garden shed. It is adorable.
Joyce M

The Tidy Brown Wren said...

I love your shed. I'm jealous of your vintage red chair. Enjoy using your special place.

AshTreeCottage said...

Darling shed!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Melinda said...

I love your creativity! The vintage pieces just add so much charm!

Marie said...

I'm so jealous! I love your garden shed, especially the little personal touches you added to make it so personal and pretty. Stopping by from OW.
-marie

EG Wow said...

There are few jobs more rewarding than cleaning out a work space! And then decorating it. This isgreat inspiration. Thanks!

Self Sagacity said...

I love your privacy screen! LOL. So cute. Sounds like what I would do until I can get a hold of my SO.

craftyles said...

Your shed is really cute. Love the Burma Shave sign. What a score. I'd love to have a garden shed some day like yours!

Ann said...

You did a fantastic job cleaning and decorating your shed. I too love the screen door and have been on the hunt for one for a while for my pantry...I'll find one evidentually.:)
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Linda said...

You have a great gardening shed. Mine is a old metal one that I am painting. I want to dress it up a bit as well. Thanks for sharing!

Jami @An Oregon Cottage said...

Cute, cute- in my dreams I have a Garden Shed like this. :-)

Thanks for linking to the Tuesday Garden Party!

niartist said...

Great photos! I know you like to participate in the tabletop meme at Marty's, so I wanted to tell you that tomorrow I'll have a meme too, that I think you will love! It's called Vignette Friday's, and it's all about tabletop vignettes, bookcase vignettes, garden vignettes - any vignette you set up, photograph, and want to share! If you're interested, please stop by! EVERYONE is welcome to participate, but I really hope you do! :) Thanks, and I'm looking forward to seeing your vignette!

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. Visiting from outdoor wednesday. Just love your garden shed!!!!
~ Julie

Neabear said...

What a neat garden shed!! Love it! I really like the rake head idea too. That is great. Hmmm...that has me thinking... Loved your post. I found you through a comment on someone's blog. Glad I did.

Linnea

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. Thanks for visiting and following. Looking forward to getting to know you and your blog.
~ Julie