Monday, July 11, 2011

It WILL become a potting shed someday..

I’ve finally begun to work on the small storage shed in my yard. 
It started life as a storage shed at my mom’s camp, where it suffered much abuse from shade and critters.
When mom let her camp go I decided to take the shed for use in my yard. 
The guys who demo’d the camper agreed to deliver it to my house for a small fee.
So began the saga of my someday potting shed. 
You can read a little about how we moved it last summer here,
or how it got prettied up a bit here.
So…. it’s been sitting pretty much untouched and unused since then, the door was rotted and fell off when we moved it so it’s been without a door for a while.
I DID experiment with some paint colors while deciding what color to paint the house….
You can see in this picture how the bottom of the siding has started to rot.
Mike has often wondered out loud why we have this eyesore taking up space.
Eyesore?  I don’t see an eyesore, I see a beautiful potting shed, don’t you?  ;)
First off, time to empty out the junk from inside.
Then a window must be chosen from my stash.  I love the shape of this one, so it was easy to pick.
I removed the back vent before taking the picture..the window is going on the back of the shed, so when I actually use it for a potting shed I’ll be able to see outside.
My Sawzall is the tool of choice for this job.
In almost no time I have the new window propped up in the opening.
A little bit of framing on the inside and some trim and caulk around the outside and we are good to go.
So much for window #1.  Hey, it’s a start, right?
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  1. Isn't it Mary Poppins who says "Well began is half way done"? I think it's adorable - or should that be a-door-able? Can't wait to see it finished.

  2. It will make a great potting shed. I especially love the window.

  3. I think it is wonderful and I love the window you added. I's a start!!!

  4. Good for you Rose... it is going to be the cutest potting shed when you are done with her... Mike will be taking all those thoughts back in no Loving the window.

    Can't wait for the big reveal... soon right?

    Have a great week sweets... maybe I will have to come back and redecorate the "new" look.

    Hugs, Deb

  5. It's a GREAT start! I know it's going to be one of the most awesome potting sheds out there by the time you're done with it. :)

  6. I can't wait to see it! I love the window and the arch. And the fact that your shed isn't overly HUGE! ... WITH A NICE GABLE ON TOP.

    it is going to be lovely!Pat

  7. I'm so jealous! this is going to be awesome! No eyesore!
    keep us posted, k?

  8. Your potting shed is just full of charm since you added the window.
    Excited to see more of what you do.

  9. I never in a million years ever thought I'd want a potting shed! But now I do!! Can't wait to see the end result! Fantastic!

  10. I love that window. I wish I had a stash of them!

  11. Yes! You're off to a great start! Love that back window. What a fun project!

  12. I agree with are off to a great start! Lookin' good!
    I need a slower tutorial on how you put in that back window:-) I bought a shed on craigslist and the guy delivered it and set it up all for a very low price. It has no windows and I die in there. I hung a mirrored window on one side...birds love that! Not, they beat themselves to a pulp trying to fly in. You've inspired me...I think I can put in a window.


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