If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors
to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sweet New Shed part II

Spring is teasing its way into Western New York and so I find myself working out in my potting shed.  If you visited a couple of weeks ago, you got a glimpse of the outside from my post "Once upon a time:  the shed".  Click here if you missed it.

Great Big Garage makes a wonderful wind block from cold, cold Lake Ontario.

So this is where I want to be this time of year....Come along my stone path if you please.

We'll just open the door

and take a peek inside.

This little shed is packed full of stuff I think I really need, as well as all of the things I couldn't part with when we moved to the cottage.

My potting bench is on the north wall with a view of the lake (which you can't see in this picture).

Those spaces between the studs allow for such great little shelves by hammering in
 a  few pieces of  2 X 4.

My sign....ITLLDO....... in flowers.

Can you guess what this looked like before the paint job?

You got it....Sterlite shelving units.

I don't know how to do a virtual tour, so I just took pics around the shed.
I found those cute little cubbies under the work bench in sweet old shed, painted them violet and voila!

The flower stand came from Marshall's.  I think I will just put it out on the lane
 when the flowers are blooming in the garden.

The bird house always seemed too nice to put up outside, so it has found a spot in the corner of my shed.

I've had the old table and chairs for years.

My Mom did some painting on them during her last visit.  She also painted the door, and just about everything else in the shed.

Boots, Gloves, and tools are handy just inside the door.

  I can't wait to get back outside to work in my little garden.

The local nurseries were very busy last week with our earlier than usual spring weather.  Unfortunately, there were snowflakes in the air this morning, so I had to bring those tender new plants inside.

It's so cold, in fact, I decided to make some mini greenhouses in hopes that the afternoon sun will warm them enough in these plastic bins to survive the night.  Weather Bug keeps flashing to warn me that there will be a freeze tonight.

Thanks for stopping by.
Now be sure to head on over to Susan's place for some wonderful postings on Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.


Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Sweet Little Shed sure is pretty! So many great ideas and pretties. Your mom has added some beautiful painted pieces.
I awarded you the Sunshine Award. Stop by my blog to receive your award when you get a moment.

Sandy said...

Very beautiful space, I think I might live there. There are so many
wonderful little touches! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to see your garden in bloom.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

That is the cutest potting shed I've ever seen. I wouldn't want to go back in the house! It looks like the perfect shed for a gardening lady. Thanks so much for sharing.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this is such a dream, I can't even imagine. I would even just settle for one of those awful metal sheds. What a fabulous place. I totally love it. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

How blessed you are to have such a darling little shed! And look how you've decorated it - it's precious! The walk up to it is so nice.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, wow! This is such a charming little shed. I love it. How wonderful!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Cute cute cute. I love it. I really like the "Please Pick the Flowers" piece.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Your potting shed is what dreams are made of.

DesignTies said...

Love your gardening shed -- you're far more organized than I am with your gardening tools!!

Your mom did a great job painting the chairs and the door and everything else!!

Hope your plants survive the cold weather. We had some snow here in Ottawa last night as well. Snow in May is just so wrong!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

Donna said...

Oh my Gosh! Your potting shed is just just adorable! I have always dreamed of one, and I sure would have fun in yours! I love how you accessorized it, and added lots of workspace that is not only pretty but functional. Your mom did a great job painting your table and chairs. Love it all! We have a frost freeze warning tonight as well!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful place to enjoy your gardening! I love your little shed.

mishebe said...

wow, awesome shed.. love it!

Ms. Bake-it said...

That has to be the loveliest garden shed I have ever seen! Your mother is very talented, the flowers she painted look fabulous!

~ Tracy

Jennifer said...

So pretty!

Atticmag said...

Excuse me, you call that a shed. I call it a studio! Just fabulous. Jane F

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow! I love your potting shed! It's something that I want and you have inspired me! Every little detail is so perfect, you have a great artistic flair! Thanks for coming by and entering my giveaway and now I am glad I found your blog too!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Wow, what a great space to work/relax/putter in!

A Cottage Muse said...

My goodness this is so wonderful! I love every inch but my favorite is the daisies painted on the chair! Thank you for the tour and I am so happy I stopped by! Enjoy your day!


Hi Cynthia, What a darling potting shed, I would love to create there. I can't wait to show my sister your photos, she has a shed and want's to do something similar. Thanks so much for sharing, I'm visiting from BNOP and am a new follower of yours.

Kristi said...

What a beautiful shed! Almost too beautiful to be called a shed. I'd want to live in there! Thanks for sharing. Here from Met Monday.

Kansas Amy said...

Everything is just absolutely beautiful! And what a lucky daughter you have to have such a talented mom! Dreaming of a shed like that someday! Thank you for sharing and happy blogging.

Nancy said...

That is the cutest shed ever...could I just move in? I am in absolute love with this! This would be my dream potting shed, place to get away and still be at home. Every detail is soooo perfect. Fresh, pretty, calming! There's not a single thing I don't love! That little table is so cute with the magazines tucked neatly at the side...I could just sit there are peruse magazines with glass of lemonade or iced tea. It's almost surreal it's so idyllic! What fun you must have just being there.

Joanne Kennedy said...

That shed is so pretty. I think you should turn it into a guest cottage and let me come visit! :)

I just love your blog with the pretty pictures. It's like a mini vacation every time I stop by.


Kristi said...

I featured this, this week. :-)


Connie Eyberg Originals said...

How great to have such a wonderful space dedicated to gardening! Enjoy.

Marie said...

Hello sweet Cynthia - what a beautiful shed! Love all the decor and how you've arranged everything. I especially like the table and chairs!

Thank you for sharing! Have you come by to enter my giveaway yet? It's open until this Friday - would love for you to visit.


Cindy~ said...

Enchanting! Enchanting! Enchanting! Thank you so much for sharing every nook and crannie of your adorable potters shed. ...I'll not forget this post EVER!

xinex said...

Ooooh, this is just beautiful, I am drooling all over the photos! I have been wanting something like this but not to use for a potting shed but to use as a painting studio. This is really very charming and you decorated it so nicely. I will have to show this to hubby so he can get ideas....Christine