The next big (little) thing

We’re building a garden shed!  I’m so excited. That was always the plan for this space:

And we’re finally doing it. I think I’ve mentioned that our garage is so small a mini cooper couldn’t fit in there. We have all manor of things in there, like strollers, bike trailers, tools, etc. This way Bj can have a proper little shop out there and all our yard things can be stored here. I’m going to have a potting area on one side, and behind a little hatch thing for the kids to pull toys out of.

Right now it looks like this:

The handyman has sourced all recycled materials, so it’s going to be country/shabby chic. Think recycled barn wood siding and weathered metal roof.

The opposite side of the bottom part of the yard is going to have a little play structure or something someday so I think a tiny place to sit out front of my shed would be perfect, I just don’t know exactly how I want to do it. There are going to be pavers around the front and side. And window box things in front of the old windows. I think maybe I want big pots of plants out there too? I was worried about it looking quite imposing in our yard, but I think with the weathered material it will blend in nicely. I am so excited! I just wish the project could move a little bit faster, but isn’t that always the way?

This fall I will commit to rehabilitating the yard! And I won’t have any excuses with all my stuff organized out here!

3 Replies to “The next big (little) thing”

  1. Oh, this is so great! I have always wanted a garden shed. I love that you are using recycled materials and that it’s going to be country/shabby chic!! It’s the perfect addition to your beautiful backyard!

  2. Looks great so far! Can’t wait to see the finished problem

  3. how great! and it looks awesome so far, also love that you’re using recycled materials – that will look awesome. can’t wait to see the finished shed.

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