Sweet Little Potting Shed

March 15th, 2018 in member junk     
Meadowview_Farm Meadowview_Farm, member
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Chicken Coop turned Potting Shed

Chicken Coop turned Potting Shed

Next to the barn and the goat pasture at Meadowview Farm you will find the former chicken coop - now the potting shed.  It is brimming on the outside & inside with reclaimed cast offs:  Door found for $5.00 at a thrift sale, unused window from the 150 year old house, cupola on roof & gate found in the trash along side the road.  Morning glories and sunflowers from seed...all come together for this sweet gardening retreat.


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Comments (18)

eliz2nd writes: its beautiful! I love it ! so full of charm and character I would love to peek inside Posted: 9:42 pm on February 24th
Meadowview_Farm writes: I must say my little potting shed is just filled with pride that it has received so much kind praise. To add to Lani's mention of the patina...the other three sides are actually a faded barn red. One side has grapevine and a pumpkin vine, another side has a row of old rakes nailed to the side, the other side has bird houses that offered shelter to two bluebird families this spring/summer.

The inside is pretty charming too --- I found this great old post office sorting station with cubbies and a table to use as a potting table...chippy white and all. I pulled grape vine down from everywhere when we were "civilizing" part of the farmyard --- now all that vine is hung inside the potting shed. And we found old whicker along the road to even add a sitting area. I work in my farmyard with the help of this little friend every day when I am home.

Kari Posted: 5:39 pm on October 9th
Countryinthecity writes: I want this in my back yard. I love it! Looks like a fun place to get away from it all. Do you have photos of the inside? If so, please share. Sue Posted: 9:22 pm on October 8th
CottageElements writes: I am sooooo jealous . . . it's an awesome shed. I have a new one, now to figure out how to make it old! Love the patina. Can't believe you found the cupola for free! You are so lucky. You did a beautiful job!

Lani Posted: 8:56 pm on October 8th
ShabbyJen writes: Gorgeous Dahling!!! Gorgeous! I love it.
Have fun in there!!!! Posted: 6:05 pm on October 7th
shabbychick writes: Kari, your potting shed looks like a dream!!! (that we all seem to have in common I guess... :) You've done a wonderful job on yours - it just looks like it was restored with lots of love and creativity! It's too sweet that the morning glories found their way inside and bloomed. (Do you have pics of the inside too???)

Thanks for sharing your shed with us! Kathy Posted: 11:13 am on October 7th
KimberlyMelamed writes: Kari, your shed is just beautiful! I love that you took the time and care to restore it. I too have one, that houses both my potting shed (girl cave for sure!) and my chickens. I was lucky enough to purchase a home with the old chicken barn still on the property. And, as with yours, all it took was some vision and a lot of TLC. FYI, you all can get a good look at my potting shed/chicken coop in the upcoming book Junk Beautiful Outdoor Edition due out in the Spring of 2009.

Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous shed!
Kimberly Posted: 12:09 pm on October 6th
Meadowview_Farm writes: Thanks for all the kind words - we do know we are very fortunate to have this little charmer in our backyard. Regarding the soundness of the structure...all it took was some TLC - and I do mean at one point I emerged from knocking plaster off the beams inside with a dust cloud behind me (like Pigpen from Snoopy). When we first began work, the outside was also a thicket bed...you really had to see the "potential". This is the second summer since we tended to the little structure's needs (we bought and began restoring the farm in 2006, it became habitable in 2007)...and I actually had morning glories find their way inside the windows to bloom on the inside too...how's that for a "thank you"!!
Kari Posted: 5:46 am on October 6th
lovethejunk writes: How lucky are you, What a Great Job. I have a large yard, but i guess i have to give my husband something to call his own. lol. plus I have no old chicken coop.

Joan Posted: 8:45 pm on October 5th
grandmaper writes: Oh, I love this, how lucky for you. Great job. Posted: 8:31 pm on October 5th
junkin4fun writes: Kari,

Your potting shed is like something I would like to do with one of the chicken coops we have on our property. Was this one in really good shape? One one I have would need a new roof. I was starting to think it would not be worth saving. Thank you for the picture and for the reassurance that I do want to do something with mine. It is AWESOME!!

Robin Posted: 6:39 pm on October 5th
piecesofthepast writes: Just an awesome shed...perfect for my studio or "girl cave" to decorate all of my found treasure in....NO MEN ALLOWED! Posted: 5:46 pm on October 5th
sistersjunk4fun writes: Absolutely adorable potting shed. Love it. I have the gate but will need to look for a lot more!! Thanks for sharing. Posted: 3:56 pm on October 5th
georgiamoon writes: Kari this is soooo sweet! It looks like something out of a magazine, you did such a good job. I would love to go in there and just breathe. does it have the calming effect that I am assuming that it does? I'll bet it makes you feel really good to go in there, ahhh what a little piece of paradise. Georgia Posted: 3:22 pm on October 5th
LuAnn writes: Be still my heart. Love this shed. I've always wanted a potting shed just like that. Can't have one so I settled for a potting area in the back yard. You have done wonders with found items. Anyone would love this in their back yard.

LuAnn Posted: 1:45 pm on October 5th
junkinhart writes: Oh this is absolutely fabulous!! You make us junkers that do not have room for a potting shed at all jealous!! Love the use of all the reclaimed pieces of "junk" to make this just lovely! Posted: 12:08 pm on October 5th
suewhitney writes: Oh Kari, this is adorable. It makes me want to run right over to your house and take a peek. My next book, Junk Beautiful, Outdoor Edition (will be released in March '09)includes a chicken coop potting shed. Very nice. Thanks so much for sharing.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:24 am on October 5th
MimiToria writes: Kari- I absolutely love your potting shed. It is the element of something I would love to have on my property. You have used wonderful reclaimed items or junk others have thrown away that to us junkers are treasures to make a useful, eye pleasing and fabulous potting shed.
Thanks for sharing!
Gretchen Posted: 10:20 am on October 5th
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