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As you saw from my last post, the she shed got some shiplap installed! And today I get to show you how cute she’s looking! Here’s how the shed was shaping up just a few days ago- Now two walls are done! I am SO happy I went with the shiplap in here- it was a fast way to put up walls (I had to cover up that Styrofoam insulation somehow) and the lines add so much character. I can’t wait to keep working my way up the ceiling. It’s only going to get cuter and cuter in here!
Note, I’ll have a full blog post next week with a shiplap tutorial and a budget breakdown for how much it cost. In the meantime, I painted the shiplap pink and installed a shelf (which got painted too).
I recently read a blog post by one of my favorite bloggers (Manhattan Nest) where he redid his basement laundry and utility room. He tried to imagine what the old man who used to own his house would do and decided that he’d paint every surface with the same color of paint. So he did it and it turned out so cute. I decided to do the same in here and it’s such a great way to pull everything together!
Ready to see how a bunch of pink paint and accessories worked together in here?!
how to accessorize a she shed
Stop looking so cute Lucy!!! Ok- this view makes me super happy! I keep randomly walking in the shed just to stare at it and I’m seriously in love. Can you see how the shelf painted pink just kind of fades into the background?!
I think every She Shed/potting shed/ garden space needs a place to hang your tools. This wall was it for me! I found the corbel antique shopping last year and finally have a spot for it! I also painted it pink because this wall has a lot going on and that helped lower the contrast.
Around the corbel, I hung my gardening tools on different hooks. I can also see a garden hat going on this wall one day. I kind of love that you can tell by how dirty the handle is on the tools we use the most. #reallife
she shed table
Let’s be honest, this small table is a place holder until I can have a custom potting bench built by my husband. Until then, this works great!
The most important accessory on here is the galvanized bin. It’s meant to hold drinks at a party, but I find it works perfectly for holding potting soil so I can quickly start seeds for our garden. My son and I have used this SO much already this season as we’re prepping for a flower and vegetable garden. It’s much more convenient than getting the soil out of a bag.
I also wanted a lamp in here because I’ve been finding this to be a great place to escape to once my son is in bed. This one is particularly gorgeous with the real marble base, brass metal and seeded glass! And yes, the shed luckily has power and an outlet already wired in! I’m really excited to finish the shiplap on the ceiling so we can get a chandelier hung!
she shed shelf
For me, I’m using my she shed as the center of my garden. This is where I start plants (like the cucumber in this little pot). It’s also where I hold items ready for summer entertaining! For example, the candle in the green container is a citronella one which’ll be great when mosquitoes are more of a problem!
I think a cake stand always looks pretty on a shelf to add height to the accessories. Plus, this does double duty when it’s time to host a party outside. I love that this one has rich wood tones which warms everything up and lends some texture to the space. P.s. that cute llama planter is only $4.94- so affordable!
On the center of the shelf, I have this cute wood tray from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart and I love how rustic it is out here! It holds a few terra cotta planters that I painted with white chalk paint and added a rainbow motif. I love how these turned out and they were so easy to make!
When accessorizing a shelf, I like to break it up into smaller vignettes with 3-5 items bunched together. For this section, I have a ginger jar that I got thrift shopping for $3! I LOVE the colors and currently throw seed packets in there (since they like a dark, dry place). I’m thinking I’ll grow out of it soon though!
The poppy is in a faux marble planter. The move movement from the marble is beautiful plus it’s only $6, so win win! Beautiful and affordable!
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p.s. this “still growing” print is probably my favorite from the bunch. I just love that message with the vintage botanicals!
she shed table
One of the really exciting additions to the she shed is this little bistro table and two chairs! I’ll talk more about those on Monday, but I LOVE that I now have a place to sit and entertain in here! I actually had lunch here today and it was divine.
One day we’ll have a patio with a table and chairs, but for now this is all we have for entertaining besides our tiny dining table. I can see having a friend over for lunch or just eating with my son here.
I set the table with some melamine floral dishes, a bowl with pink squares, gold flatware, and some glassware. Usually the table won’t be set which’ll allow for more potting space, but I love the flexibility in this area!
I am over the moon thrilled with how this room is shaping up! I can’t wait to keep layering in some more details that’ll make it more special.
Can I just say, this is our first year having a garden and I am falling in love! I always had one as a kid, so it really brings back that magic as I explore it with Don. Everyday we take a garden walk and see what is newly blooming. I will treasure these memories and to me, the shed is the heart of the fun we’re having this spring.
Would you or do you have a potting shed? I am LOVING having this space! It feels like a happy retreat without having to leave my house.
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