I am literally counting down the days until spring! The second that it’s warm enough outside, we’ll wrap up our indoor projects to work on our backyard because that area is sad.
The other day I saw pictures of Joanna Gaine’s garden house and I couldn’t stop thinking about how badly I wanted a potting or “she shed.” So I wandered outside and checked out our two sheds. And before, where I saw a lost cause, I saw possibility. Now, I can’t stop thinking about this project. Let me show you-
plans for my she shed
This is the outside of the shed. It has beige wood siding that I am dying to paint pink. That big window brings in a TON of beautiful light into the shed. I’d love to add decorative molding around the window to cover up the silver frame.
When you first walk into the shed, there is a work bench. My husband has had full command of this shed and this part (and the section to the right) will remain his. But this section is what I want to take over:
the future she shed
Try to look over all of the random stuff that is stored here- I promise that there’s potential! I mean, look at the cute peak in the ceiling! I want to paint everything pink- the shelves, the walls, the beams.
There’s wiring in here that I think we could make work for an (adorable) overhead lantern. Plus, there’s a few small windows on the back wall. On Instagram, someone suggested doing a skylight. I’ve never done one, but think it could be fun in here! This area is 7’x10′- so not huge, but a super fun small area that I could transform!
The left side is mostly a big window- it is a double paned window and the inside is quite dirty (where I can’t clean). As I looked at this space more, I came to the conclusion that this was once a bit of a green house. Someone worked hard to insulate it and keep it warm. I want to pay tribute to that history. It just feels like this space wants to be brought back to life.
Here’s the wall to the right- it’s mostly shelves. I’d probably redo the shelving. It’s mainly made of falling apart plywood. Between the studs are sheets of Styrofoam. I’m thinking about covering everything up with shiplap. The vision I have for in here is a more rustic look so I love seeing the studs. I don’t want to tear out the Styrofoam (that seems like a waste) so that means that I need to cover it up.
The floors are made up of pea gravel. This will stay. I mean, I’d love to do tile, but I don’t think that makes sense right now.
This shed just needs to be cleaned up. Most of it will go outside when it’s warm enough. Sadly, this is the number one area where stuff was left behind by the old owners. We’ll finally take the time to sort through everything and pair down to just what is needed.
I fell in LOVE with this she shed! I’d like to paint everything pink how they painted everything blue. Even though the walls are mismatched, the blue unifies everything. I also really like that sweet little chair that is used for extra storage. And those vintage doorknobs for hanging tools- so creative!
This is the other side of the same shed. I’d love to have a little potting bench too. There’s so many good ideas in here! The pot storage on the shelves. The skirted table to hide the ugly planting supplies. It just feels like a spot that gets used and every square inch is thought out.
I’d like to have some shelving. I think it’d be great to frame some botanical art. Mostly the shelves will be for useful things, but I like the idea of mixing in a few pretty tchotchkes ;).
I mentioned before that shiplap would be fun. Well, how about skinny vertical shiplap?! I like that it draws the eye up to the peak of the room. And maybe I can keep the beams of the ceiling showing. Well, now I’m getting excited!
Right now, we are finishing our stairs, but I’m hoping that I can really dig into this space soon! I am super passionate about it- there’s just something special here. Can you see it?