Sometimes I get the question- do you ever think of the past owners when you’re decorating? For most spaces, I’ve done my own thing. But in the she shed, well, that space is dedicated to Suzette, a past owner who loved pink and my little house.
I learned of her from our neighbors- they invited us over to pet their goats (Don was in heaven)! I asked about past owners and they told me about a few. But the one that stood out was the women who spent her time gardening and adored pink. Here’s a few pictures of my house back when she owned it-
The house used to be pink- isn’t she lovely?!
In the back was this gazebo- I SURE wish this was there now!!!
And here’s the master bedroom. See the pink floor and pink walls? Definitely a pink lover! Isn’t it so fun that I bought this house from someone possibly more passionate about pink than me?! It’s always felt meant to be to me! All of the pink was painted over when we bought it, but we’ve slowly been bring it back.
Now back to the shed! When I first thought of turning the mess of a shed into something special, here’s how it looked-
Just a normal shed with a bunch of junk thrown in. But as I stood in there and really looked around, I saw something special. Insulated walls and a big window and lots of shelves. Could this have been used as a potting shed? Possibly by Suzette the gardener? I decided that it was so we’ve been slowly trying to make this a special space for potting and a she shed.
We’ve done some MASSIVE work out here! All the walls have been clad in shiplap. French walls were added to the back wall. Paint, decor, and accessories. This pink on pink space is dedicated to Suzette. I think she’d approve! Are you ready to see her now?!
she shed shiplap and chandelier
Let’s start with the video tour so you can see the whole room. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:If the video doesn’t work here, you can watch it on YouTube here. P.s. I’m trying to build that page up, so if you’d subscribe, I’d really appreciate that!
The biggest addition to the she shed this week is this modern chandelier from Kichler Lighting. I loooove it! It is sleek with a brass finish and it adds the modern edge that this room desperately needed. If you’ve been following me for a long time, you might remember I used the Armstrong Chandelier (the bigger version) in my condo’s dining room.
We sold the condo in December of 2017 and this chandelier is something I’ve really been missing! Finally, the she shed felt like the perfect place to house it-
Isn’t it perfect?! The mid century chandelier is such a statement piece and I love how it accentuates the high ceilings! The arms on it are moveable so you can change it to be the shape you want it to be. You can find it on Kichler’s website here.
The other big addition was finishing off all of the shiplap. It took awhile to cut and nail each piece up, but it made a world of difference! Can you even get over how cute the peaked ceiling looks now?! I painted all of the shiplap Beloved Pink by Behr. I rolled over the boards and then use a paint brush to get in the cracks. That was a pain, but totally worth it!
p.s. For a tutorial for how we installed the shiplap, go here.
After everything was painted and cleaned up, all of the decor went back in. It was really fun to put the accessories in place now that the shell of the room is looking so pretty! You can read more about the decor in this post, or I put links to the items available in stores below.
I used a fun mix of vintage, new items, and stuff I already owned and loved in this room. All of the flowers were cut from my garden. And somehow, that combination feels magical to me!
It’s lilac season and so I cut a bunch for the she shed. The past few days have been very rainy so I figured I might as well enjoy them inside!
Although it’s close, I’m not quite done with the she shed. What is left? Well, the next project will be building a custom work bench. I’m thinking something narrow with shelves to hold baskets full of gardening supplies (that we have stashed in another shed right now)
Another big project we’re planning is to pour a concrete floor. That’ll be a huge step to really stopping bugs from living in here! Plus it’ll be nice to not have a pea gravel floor. There was lots of styrofoam balls on the floor from the insulation and I spent at least an hour picking them up piece by piece. It was then that I decided that the floors will definitely be happening! Lol!
Lastly, I’d like to install an actual door where the shower curtain is hanging. Yes the curtain is cute, but I’m thinking a door will be better in the long run (again, I’m wanting to do what I can to keep this side of the shed warm and bug free).
For now though, we’re really loving enjoying it as it is now. I finished putting the decor back in around 5pm. After dinner, I made some ice cream sundaes and we all came back in here to eat them and chat. It was the perfect way to start living and loving this new space!
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments! If you could use a shed for anything, what would it be? Office? Painting studio? Potting shed like this one? I’d love to hear!
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p.s. the art pieces in here are free printables from this post.
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