Monday, 30 May 2011

How ToTransform A Shed in Four and Half Hours

Our shed was a mess. I had always wanted to make this into a little garden retreat but it seemed like a huge task. We always call it the Summer Shed because it has glass on two sides and although I used it a few times as a potting shed it had become a dumping ground. The roof used to leak but my husband re-felted it last year and I decided that today was the day to transform it.



As You can see the mice had a field day during the winter with some stuffing from old patio chair cushions.


The previous owner used to let his Grandchildren play in here and it was set out like a shop when we moved in.
I wonder who Katie loves now....she is 21 and had just graduated!

I gave my Dyson a real work out sooking up all the cobwebs and dust, then went rummaging for some emulsion for the walls.
I found a tin of 'Precious Jade' which must have been used for our kitchen walls goodness knows how long ago. I just gave it a good stir and slapped it on.


And here we are! A lovely wee garden hideaway. 


All the bits and pieces are taken from the house. We used to have a lilac colour scheme in the bedroom but don't now so it's great to make use of some pieces that don't really fit in the cottage any more.


I'm so pleased with how this has turned out! The extension cable reaches here from the cottage so I can see me doing some crafting out here aswell as relaxing with a book.
I've managed to squeeze in two adult sized chairs as well as a child sized arm chair and a wee stool.


The old sea chest is housing all the plastic pots and seed trays and I have a big pile of stuff to go to the recycling centre. I managed to squirrel away some of the other stuff into our other shed so that only leaves one homeless bike.......it's not coming back in here!

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful transformation, it will be a very nice area for Spend pleasant moments

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  2. O my- it looks so beautiful. I can imagine sitting there with a brew or (even better) a glass of wine:)

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  3. It looks gorgeous, it will be a lovely place to sit

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  4. You did a wonderful job turning your shed into a garden room......It's just awesome.....I had a similar shed and turned it into a studio and I have enjoyed it so much....

    I look forward to hearing about all your adventures in your new space....

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  5. Simply gorgeous! sit back and enjoy.

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  6. What a grand job you have made Aileen....i felt all peaceful just looking at it....wonderful place x

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  7. It's fab! Your hard work really paid off, it will be a lovely crafting retreat over the summer :)

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  8. What a wonderful place! Love your tree hanging, I need to get on with my flower one!!A good use of your powercut time.

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  9. Oh Aileen that's blooming lovely that is!! :D

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  10. I'm inspired ! I have a potting shed, my grandson loves 'picnics' in there, but it coul certainly use some of your artistic flair !

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  11. Thanks for all your lovely comments! We are all enjoying the shed....we had a toast feast out there last night with all the candles burning. The children should really have been in bed but it was hot and I suppose that's what childhood memories are made of... the spontaneous things your Mum and Dad let you do : )

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  12. Oh, what a BEAUTIFUL transformation. I am quite jealous. :)

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  13. What a lovely garden hideaway Aileen - you did a fantastic job. It looks like the perfect haven for a little outdoor crafting :D

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  14. Super enklawa dla myśli i duszy. Na pewno sprzyja twórczemu myśleniu.

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  15. How lovely!! You should be proud of all your hard work. Enjoy!!

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  16. WOnderful! Absolutely gorgeous! can I come and stay? LOL!

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  17. What a lovely space you've created!!!

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  18. What a wonderful place you have created, very tranquil x

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  19. what a wonderful space you have now, very tranquil x

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