Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Evolution of a Garden Shed

Back in August, my hubby started a little project we call the “garden shed.” We had wanted one for years.  Ever since we sold the gigantic play structure that came with the house, we wanted to build a shed in it’s place.  We had the plans, which were approved by both the HOA and the city years ago, but life got in the way and we did nothing.  Here is what the spot looked like for a long time.


Actually, that is a very cleaned up version.  For a long time, we had a huge pile of yard debris there.  We are really lucky that even though we live in a somewhat newer neighborhood, we have lots of nice big trees for privacy.  Unfortunately, we could still see the neighbor’s trampoline.



Here’s my cute honey, still smiling. Can you see how our grape vines have grown over the neighbor’s trampoline?


My number #1 boy helped out a lot in the early stages.


Coming along.


Getting closer.


And voila, only three months later we have the completed garden shed.  I am so happy it’s finished.  Of course, I need to do a little planting, put up a window box, and jazz up the outside a bit. We painted it to match the house and it really blends in nicely in the backyard, I think. Lest you think I am going to decorate the inside, I need to let you know that this is strictly a garden shed. No cute antique bed or anything fun is going inside.  The good news is that having this shed will free up a lot of space in the garage for more of my junk that is currently residing in the house.

Okay, not the most thrilling post, but I’m pretty excited that this is one project that is finally finished.  Somewhat.  We are having beautiful weather up here in the PNW!  I think I’ll go outside and do a little painting.  Hope you’re having a fabulous day where ever you are.


Colorado Stitcher said...

Nice shed and much better view than the trampoline!

Tete said...

I would be happy dancing all all over the place if I could get another shed!
Storage is a major problem around here and this is something to get excited about!
Yours looks so cute and I bet it will hold a ton of stuff!
Hugs- Tete

Into Vintage said...

Despite your warnings of 'strictly a garden shed', somehow I envision a trellis with pretty pink roses and some charming vintage pots & gardening tools -- maybe a cute painted potting table or a little bench... but all on the outside, of course.

Sounds like I might need to get my own shed! :-)

lizaanne said...

I have massive shed envy. We had a huge shed in our backyard, but some creepy critters had burrowed underneath it and the siding was getting icky, so instead of trying to repair it we just took it down with the intention of putting up another one with a proper foundation. Well, that was about four years ago. :-(

Just make sure nothing can live under your porch - they can get difficult to get out!

Andy's Attic said...

It must be shed season. I've just been posting about my shed. I can't believe you aren't putting anything cute inside??? Maybe just a little?? I have no doubt you will "fix up" the outside so it looks like a magazine cover. Enjoy your extra space.

Florence said...

I can tell you will have some great uses for that little building of yours. Hugs Florence

My Shabby Passion said...

Yeah!...........More room for junk!
I need me some more room!

Tammy said...

Cute shed!
Tammy :-)

Little Cottage said...

You lucky duck;- you're going for Norwegian dinner & dessert!!!!!!
Oh-oh-oh! I just searched up the Norse Hall in PDX, so now I have the calendar in front of me!
I'm so gonna be there to buy Christmas cookies -)))
Thanks for the GREAT info, Lisa!

Janet's Creations said...

Hi Lisa, It was fun talking to you today at GW.
The name of that antique store is:
Union Block Marketplace. 503-538-8655.

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