A Garden Shed At Last!


My garden shed, I'm happy to report, is 99.8% completed.
Hooray!
The two remaining items are a step to the front door and a small garden bed underneath the front window.
I plan on planting a bed of lavender.
To the right of the shed, we'll build a raised bed and move the strawberry patch there.

It's an 8'x10' shed.
The 2 smaller windows are hung by hinges and open for a nice breeze.
The longer window in the back is a re-purposed sidelight for a front door.
All windows are "found" windows.
The screen door came off our condo that we had prior to this home.

The shelves inside were found on the side of the road as was the work bench.
We purchased the lumber, roofing and siding.



We did not have the little tool shed on the side in the original plans.
That was my brainchild after Jay started building the shed.
At first he wasn't so thrilled, but as it started to come together he began to see the value in it.
Now, my interior walls aren't filled with hanging tools.
Since it was an afterthought, it needed it's own roof.
My talented husband pulled it all together splendidly!!


I have plenty of room for pots, netting, buckets, and all the things one needs for gardening.
Somehow I also inherited the chickens' misc. items which had previously been housed in Jay's shop.
They have mysteriously made their way into my shed upon completion.
Hmmmm.....I wonder if Lucy Lou moved them.  Maybe Kessa?  Possibly Allie?  Certainly couldn't have been Jay!!


I am thrilled to be able to use it, although I've heard a rumor that it will serve as winter storage to many of our outdoor items.
Seems the barn and shop are no longer contenders for this.
We'll see!

16 comments:

Teresa said...

What a beautiful shed! I think any gardener would love this. Your idea of the tool shed on the side was brilliant!

TexWisGirl said...

really nice!

Meg said...

What a nice shed! Ben built our shed last summer and it was so wonderful to finally have a place for everything. I love the color too. :)

No, I've never tried freezing mint but I have heard about it. Maybe I'll try some this year and see how it turns out.

Happy Sunday!

Cottage Tails said...

Awesome shed - you guys have done a fab job!

I laughed at the plans your Jay has for your shed.... funny how at our home things get moved too...

ENJOY your new shed - oh the potting you will do!

Love Leanne

janice15 said...

Just lovely...in my garden I have a little storage house. It doesn't look as nice as your little red place. but I'm hoping to fix it up really soon..It has two rooms. One I use for storage and the other my planters etc...glad you have it now..
Enjoy.

Rural Revival said...

It looks great Staci, and so much room! (You don't have to tell Jay I said that!)I really love that you re-purposed so many items and your brainchild idea is very, very clever. What an excellent idea!

Flat Creek Farm said...

It is perfect!! Jay (and you) did such a wonderful job. Love the side toolshed - brilliant! And I also enjoyed Jackson Pigpen's story below & pics. He is a delight - I can just tell ;) -Tammy

tami said...

THAT is one sweeeet shed!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I think I may have to steal your brain child of a idea there, I love it!! Mine will be 10x10, still saving up for the siding but next year a lean to will be built on each side, one for the mowers and the other side will be a greenhouse. I too thought about painting mine red, but I think a green or even a yellow? I too have salvaged windows and a screen door. Is your screen door the only one you have on it? It looks GREAT!!

Jamie said...

Thanks for stopping by,your shed is amazing.Love the RED!!!!Our two indoor dogs love to walk around and find where the hens have been as well.I try to keep the schnauzer out front,where they haven't been as much.
Your kitten"pigpen" is awesome,how cute.

SouthCoast Guy said...

looks great, Jay has a lot of talent!

HAZEL said...

That.is.such.a.cute.shed!
The.cupboard.on.the.side.is.a.wonderful.touch....i.am.glad.it.wasn;t.in.the.original.plans...it.really.adds.something.to.the.overall.design.
Territory.tussles.are.always.so.funny.....when.they.are.someone.elses!

LOL!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments. Sue - you are more than welcome to steal the side tool shed idea....I stole it from someone, somewhere, just can't remember where I saw something similar.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Sorry Sue, I forgot to answer your question. Yes, the screen door is the only door on the shed. We're not sure if we'll add a regular door or not. The screen has full glass inserts so we're hoping to make do with it.

mountain mama said...

awesome, it looks amazing and so organized! i know you are excited!!

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Wonderful!! I REALLY need one of these! Love the outside tool storage.