My Potting Shed

March 16th, 2014 in member junk     
eliz2nd eliz2nd, member
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This is my much loved much used potting shed my husband and I built using mainly salvaged and recycled materials and pieces we had collected and saved over the years. We reused as much of the wood as was possible from an old shed and other projects the plywood floor is covered with old ceiling tiles we found in the trash as well as the old cast iron sink  the windows were purchased at the habitat for $10 each.Last summer we added the awning using  victorian corbles and a old door purchased at an antique salvage store.  The roof of the shed is clear plexy glass which gives the shed a greenhouse feel. In the fall I purchased the round window at the habitat for $5 which we will install this spring.  All and all  the total cost to build this shed was about $ 250. Its a rustic, funky, little shed and much loved and useful in so many ways. If you walk around my garden you would find many reclaimed ,reused items like the little white fence beside my shed that leads into my veggi garden.I have a love for anything old and am please to have discovered this site as its right up my alley :-)

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Potting Shed
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, cottage, eclectic, funky, country, garden, whimsical, outdoor spaces

Comments (40)

BeckySharpe writes: Fabulous! Posted: 3:51 pm on July 8th
gadgetsponge writes: Very impressive. What a cool shed to just hang out in much less do some work! Posted: 6:13 am on June 4th
StrangeCargo writes: Karyn, this is truly inspirational and such a sculptural centerpiece. Wow!

Ken Posted: 4:14 am on June 1st
CottageElements writes: Check out this great post from early 2009. As you can tell by all the comments, it was a hit! I sure would love to have one of these in my backyard. It's awesome!

Lani Posted: 6:12 pm on May 30th
ThankfulMom writes: This potting shed is adorable. Thanks for the great idea. I also want to say thank you for supporting Habitat. I just recently finished building my home with Habitat and it has changed my life and my sons life. Habitat for Humanity is an amazing organization and really makes a huge difference in people lives, mine included. So thank you so much. Posted: 10:36 pm on May 1st
Humana writes: That is sooooooooooooo unreal.....I just love it.......will definitely start saving pieces of "anything" old or used so that I can build my own.........Thanks for the idea Posted: 1:31 pm on July 20th
terrygaskins writes: Love your shed! What size is it?
I am planning to make one this summer and that looks like the right size? Posted: 9:34 am on July 3rd
junktiquegirl writes: i love this potting shed!!!! you just made me register to be a member just so i could comment how much i love this thing! it makes me want to come and sit there... Posted: 3:07 pm on March 5th
luvstojunk writes: The Poting shed is so Charming......I have a potting shed and I can tell U that it doesn't look anything like yours!!!You put mine to shame!!!!! I am going to fix that as soon as I can get out ....SNOW/WIND up here on the Hill... Posted: 1:21 pm on February 23rd
AndreaOpulentCottage writes: What a wonderful little space! I think I could spend hours in that sunny, charming shed. You've inspired me to rip the tin roof off of our playhouse and install plexiglass. Thank you for sharing it with us! :)Andrea Posted: 10:02 am on February 22nd
SemperNova writes: This is so beautiful...I wish I had this in my yard! Posted: 7:57 pm on February 13th
jillruth writes: Where do you live?! I'm coming over and I'm bringing friends!! Ha--Great job! Posted: 5:47 pm on February 13th
HannahG writes: I am speechless...I want to come over and see your shed and drink wine around your fire pit! Posted: 4:47 pm on February 13th
Shabbyrosechic writes: What a wonderful transformation! Looks like a great little get away spot. Posted: 4:31 pm on February 13th
Shabbyrosechic writes: What a wonderful transformation! Looks like a great little get away spot. Posted: 4:30 pm on February 13th
langi7 writes: I love how we can see the snow outside. Is it a year round facility?
Nice that hubby could help you.
Be blessed,Linda Posted: 12:07 am on February 11th
NotTooShaby writes: This is adorable! Maybe one day my husband and I will build something this beautiful! Posted: 9:14 pm on February 4th
eliz2nd writes: Thank You all. I am really enjoying touring this site and all the many truly neat, cool, amazing and beautiful ideas here, so many talented folks here its very inspiring Posted: 9:34 pm on February 1st
pennyheaven writes: Looooove it! I want one real bad. Posted: 11:32 am on January 31st
oldpinkroses writes: OMG I just have one word to say....PERFECT!!!! Posted: 12:37 am on January 31st
MelHow writes: This is beautiful - very cunning and decorated so nice too - now if I could keep my garden stuff so pretty and organized, life would be good. Posted: 9:53 pm on January 30th
emw1203 writes: It just makes me want to hang out in there with a book and a cup of tea. It is so cozy and so very creative. It amazing what we can find at the curbside. You did a lovely job decorating it as well. Posted: 7:53 pm on January 30th
junkermidge writes: I've just got to echo everyone else and say what a beautiful piece of architecture that is. It looks so great in your yard, and I love the shot with the window overlooking the snow. Anyone would be envious of this! And you added the perfect amount of junk to make it functional, yet cozy. Way to go!

Midge Posted: 5:46 pm on January 30th
suewhitney writes: Very, very, very sweet! I spy a host of cool junk in and about your adorable potting shed. Very well put together. If this were mine, I'd spend a lot of time in this setting. Thanks for sharing!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:59 am on January 30th
LoveMyStuff writes: Fantastic job! Right out of my imagination into your backyard. How lucky you are! Posted: 12:39 am on January 30th
SweetMelissa writes: I'm filled with envy! What a fun backyard retreat. Posted: 10:26 pm on January 29th
whiteflower writes: Great design - You really paid attention to the details and it shows. Posted: 8:11 pm on January 29th
LuAnn writes: OMG!!!!!! This has to be the best potting shed I've seen. You and your husband did an awesome job. Everything works so well together. Your yard looks great too!

Would love one of these in my back yard!!

Welcome to the site. Looking forward to more projects.

LuAnn Posted: 6:12 pm on January 29th
kmayflowers writes: Eliz2nd, My favorite picture is the last one. It caught my breath. The inside is beautiful especially if you are looking at the snowy wonder from the inside. This is wonderful & I'd love to see more. Posted: 4:57 pm on January 29th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Hi there Eliz2nd! Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style. You and your husband did amazing work on this shed. The interior color is so fresh and fun and of course we all love the reuse of materials. I love the little leaded glass window inside!
Can't wait to see more of your posts!
Candy Posted: 3:11 pm on January 29th
grannijo writes: WOW...just what I have always wanted! it is darling..your yard looks great too...will have to show hubby! Posted: 2:19 pm on January 29th
tami4gsd writes: Wow! This is the cutest little potting shed I have ever seen! And the fact that it is all recycled makes it even sweeter. I absolutely love this. I will be looking to this for inspiration when I am ready to build mine. Posted: 2:14 pm on January 29th
fellowjunker writes: Your potting shed and all its treasures are spectacular!!!
xojanis Posted: 11:44 am on January 29th
Junkpony writes: Wonderful job on the shed - I love all the light it has and the croquet set adds a great splash of color by the door. Posted: 11:14 am on January 29th
JunkArchitect writes: What a great little structure and with so many cool details. I'll bet it's fun to hang-out in your yard, especially with the fire pit.

Posted: 10:20 am on January 29th
eliz2nd writes: Thank You Ladies I have to say I absolutly LOVE this site so many wonderful ideas and amazing projects people have created out of junk and stuff Its such fun to look at them all. I can see me spending a lot of time here. Posted: 10:08 am on January 29th
shamrockerin writes: I love the little awning, and the inside is charming w/ the hanginf baskets, old lantern, and Christmas lights hanging down. Posted: 9:56 am on January 29th
shabbychick writes: What a wonderful potting shed - you and your husband did a great job! All the pieces and parts went together perfectly.

Such a cozy spot for puttering around... I'd love to have one in my yard too!!

Thanks for sharing (and welcome to the JunkMarket)!

Kathy Posted: 9:53 am on January 29th
MimiToria writes: Gorgeous! You guys did a fabulous job with building it. Love what you've done.
Welcome to the site and have a blast with it. There is so much great information and projects on here that all of the members as well as Sue and Kimberly have shared, that it is such a great resource. Glad you found us!
Gretchen Posted: 9:51 am on January 29th
junkinhart writes: Very nice piece of transformed junk! And it turned out so charming! Can't wait to see more of your transformations!

~Cindy Posted: 8:57 am on January 29th
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