Garden Structures forum: Garden sheds

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Sep 13, 2011 11:24 AM CST
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Do you have one?
What do you use it for? Storage / potting / a get away ?
Is it neat and tidy or stuffed to the door?


This is mine . My DH built it so he could have his garage back. It started out as a potting shed ,but I now do most of my potting on the potting bench or in the greenhouse, so now it is mostly storage.
My son put a solar powered light in this summer so I can spend even more time there.
It is a great get away filled with my gardening treasures and tools.

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Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Jewell
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Jewell
Apr 19, 2013 11:14 PM CST
Not sure if this qualifies as a garden shed, but its a shed in the garden. We call it the smoke shack.Thumb of 2013-04-20/Jewell/7737f0
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After the last tent died...again from a sudden snow squall at night... I saw this pictured in a local e-newspaper article. The tin roof should shed the wet snow, and maybe put rain in the rainbarrels. Hubby now stays dry when he goes out for a cigar. Not sure if its far enough from the house though Hilarious! great space for bird watching...lots of windows (most open) .
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Apr 27, 2013 4:52 PM CST
Cool building, looks like a great reading room as well -- away from the phone and all the household chores.
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Apr 28, 2013 11:46 AM CST
I agree
But I would have to have a few plants in there
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
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Name: Jewell
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Jewell
Apr 30, 2013 7:49 AM CST
Plants are moving in and around. Trellis for Sunset runner beans were started last weekend. Hopefully will get planted this next. A lot of big pots are now surrounding the shed Smiling and a cactus pot moved in. Whistling
Name: Susan B
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lakesidecallas
Aug 29, 2014 8:15 PM CST
This is a bit late, but I LOVE that smoke shack! I could see myself reading and napping out there..
Name: Carol Texas
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Ecscuba
Nov 12, 2014 1:42 PM CST
Love that garden shed!
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 1, 2015 5:54 PM CST
Here is a picture of my garden shed. It will be getting moved this spring to the left to make room for a Pergola to be built there. This is the only picture on my laptop that I could find that has my garden shed in it. You can see it in back section of the picture.

Cinda, I love your garden shed. I bet it holds a lot. Right now with it being winter my she is full of my outside yard decorations.

Jewell, your smoke shack is awesome. I would love to sit out there on a snowy day (if there was a heat source) or on a rainy day and just relax and enjoy Mother Nature.

My garden shed in the back ground.
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Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Arico
Apr 15, 2015 4:39 PM CST
My shed. Use it for storage mainly, but also some DIY
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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Apr 16, 2015 12:48 PM CST
Here is a picture of my garden/potting shed. Sometimes it gets filled to the doorway then gets a good cleaning. Right now I can walk in and store stuff.

John
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Apr 16, 2015 1:01 PM CST
Love the bright colors, John. How did you get the paint to look distressed?
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Apr 16, 2015 1:06 PM CST
Welcome! @anole / John!

Lovely!!!
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Apr 16, 2015 3:54 PM CST
Thanks for the comments, Bonehead my wife came up with the idea. She too liked the vibrant colors but didn't want something that looked newly painted. She wanted something rustic and aged. After we painted with the bright colors, we applied a dark stain-- I think it was walnut and wiped it off after we got the correct effect. After it dried, we then used a hand sander and "distressed" it. We didn't want a uniform appearance so we sanded heavily in some areas and lightly in others.

John

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