After years of planning, perusing magazines, and procrastinating, I have a Potting Shed under construction~ a belated milestone birthday gift, more thrilling to me than a trip or shiny piece of jewelry!
A Place to Pot, Plan, and Putter. . .
Our inspector visits regularly
to see if things are in order :)
My early spring issue of Country Gardens Magazine
was the inspiration for the exterior~
With a little picking from Cline’s Antiques
for a few salvage items~
~Doors, $12 each
~Posts for Front Porch, $15 each
~Rusted Metal for Roof of the Porch, $3 a panel, Tetanus shot not included :)
I took my savings from our pickings at Cline’s, and splurged on a pair of leaded glass windows from Crossland Studio ~ one hung horizontally and one hung vertically.
We found a pair of sash windows there also, installed to let light in but not to function, with built in work areas that I plan to skirt and use for storage underneath.
Southern Living provided some interior inspiration~ one white coat of paint, over spruce boards providing a clean surface for function and hanging on the walls, while allowing the knots and grain of the wood to show.
With an overwhelming number of whites to choose from, I choose by name~ White Heron, cousin to the Blue Heron that fishes regularly in our cove and walks down our dock, which you can see in my header above :)
I decided to keep the floors plywood~ stained the same color as the porch~ a neutral color, Cypress Moss.
I’m on the lookout for an indoor/outdoor area rug that can be swept or hosed down.