Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shed Metamorphosis

I'm always too impatient to wait until the end of a post to see the final product so I'm serving it up first in this post. This is my family project potting shed. It's not quite done, but unless one looks with a magnifying glass, you'll likely not detect it.  The best feature is the glass ceiling/roof.

This, sadly, is what we started with. It was one of those occasions when you finally succumb to the notion that your children are growing up and no longer play on the play set. To help ease the brokenheartedness, we decided to recycle as many parts as we could into something that we could continue to use.

My son helping us disassemble it. It feels like the potting shed project has taken about as long as this post (html and upload issues I can't even force myself to discuss) because my son has grown sooooo much even since this picture was taken in the early spring of 2010.

Construction lasted well into the summer and fall

The old door found for $5 at a second-hand store before I painted it granny smith apple green - - the color selected by my 11-year old daughter.

Indeed it was a family project and these girls love to use power tools.

One more glance at the play set we started with (only because every time I try to delete this stinkin photo I get html errors I can't fix!)


And finally, shots of it in its glory in the spring garden 2011

One of the highlights of this garden shed is almost every item used to construct it and decorate it was recycled, including the cedar shake shingles that a neighbor had been storing for decades for "just the right project."
. . . and the winter garden.
Another winter shot of the full moon casting shadows on the snow but the bonus is you can see the glass roof and how the shed glows at night.  I keep a small strand of grapevine wreath lights on inside.  A post on the interior is in the making.

And another night-time image.  Pretend it's not blurry.

A peek inside.

Joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays Party
and Sugar and Dots What I Whipped Up Wednesday Party

and "Show off your Cottage Monday" at the House in the Roses

and "Metamorphosis Monday" at Between Naps on the Porch