Calling all “She Shed” fans, I have a book to share, full of ideas and inspiration:
by Erika Kotite
This is Erika Kotite’s second “She Shed” book and a follow up to She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, where my Potting Shed was thrilled to featured.
With She Sheds Style, you’ll browse ideas, step-by-step projects, and decorating tips from a variety of creative “she shed” owners—then add your personal style to your own shed!
Whether you already have that sought-after shed or are still in the dreaming phase, author Erika Kotite will help you on your journey. You’ll start by browsing the sheds and shed interiors, which range from modern and eclectic to rustic and shabby chic. Learn what architectural details play into a shed’s look and consider how these elements work with your preferred decor.
Once you’re charged with inspiration, explore loads of DIY projects and ideas from some of the most creative she shed owners around the world. A variety of front entrance ideas provide inspiration for welcoming guests to your space. Ideas for re-purposing furniture abound, such as transforming an old door into a drop-down potting bench. You can even extend your shed’s impact beyond the walls with garden features like stepping stones and string lights. Most projects are shown with detailed, step-by-step photos so you can see exactly how the work is done.
I love the idea of using a vintage door, fitted as part of an exterior wall, and that can utilized as a drop-down bar or potting table shelf!
In Shed Sheds Style you’ll find 23 functional and fabulous step-by-step projects including:
Antiqued siding using stain or paint
Built-in sewing or crafting table
Neon Sign using EL wire and acrylic sheeting
Vintage ladder garden with oilcloth plant pockets
Ruffled room divider
DIY track door
DIY Dutch door
PLUS about 100 other tips for building, color, landscaping, site selection and interior design.
Lola says: “I would love to trade in this hard bench for a cozy day bed / lounging area next to the shed!”
My Potting Shed was built in 2012. . . how time flies!
You see how she’s grown and find some seeds of inspiration, HERE.
“Women are geniuses for identifying sheds as the new life-style frontier. No other building marries scale, convenience, usefulness, affordability, and charm in the quite the same way as this humble little outbuilding. That’s why building a style genre around the livability of a shed is so exciting.”
I have two copies of She Sheds Style to giveaway.
For a chance to win a copy, tell me if you have or had a “she shed”, how you would make it your own or how you would use it. . .
For Crafting or gardening. . .
Puttering and playing, relaxing or reading?
This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. through midnight July 4th.
*Thank you to Erika Kokite for providing me with copies of She Sheds Style for this giveaway.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Erika Kotite and co-founder Sabrina Contreras (of Red Hat Society fame) have created a website, She Shed Living, where more inspiration can be found.
Visit to find projects, tips and products to build, design and decorate a unique studio or shed.
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