Remember that I showed you the outside of my potting shed last month?
Well, today it stopped raining and the sun is shining and I decided to
start gathering up the things that are going to live in this potting shed.
Of course there will be the requisite garden tools, but there will be
fun old junk too.
Are you ready? It's a jumble of junk in here ;-)
Here we are inside. The walls are just unfinished plywood right now.
Have not decided what color to paint them, but I am leaning toward
a soft gray/green. A dusty moss color perhaps. I need to have a
carpenter come in and install a big window on the back wall that
will face out into the garden I am planning. I want a real cottage style
garden with some climbing roses and herbs and veggies too.
A real English garden ~ the kind that Peter Rabbit would find appealing.
Oh, and I need a picket fence surrounding the garden too.
There is a lot of stuff to work with here. This hand painted Parson's table
will work against one long wall. The table belonged to my Mom.
You can see her initials are on the front.
The wrought iron half moon table was Mom's too. She used it
in her sunroom back in Idaho. I will paint that stained planter. Mom
and I found that at a thrift shop for one dollar.
I think this wrought iron chandelier will look cute hanging from the
ceiling. We found it years ago in a very cute shop in Bend, Oregon.
Here are some pretty antique looking shelf brackets. Can't wait to use them.
This was another thrift shop find. I used it in my old potting shed
back in Idaho.
Hand painted wooden canisters. I think I will use them in the armoire
and fill them with seed packs. I envision painting the armoire but leaving
the inside shelves painted white. I will keep the doors of the armoire
open and fill them with old pots.
The requisite old battered chair. This was in the coal room at the
end of our garage in Idaho. One of those projects I just never got
around to completing.
Well, there you have it. Lots of old junk that's worn but well
loved and will have new life in the garden.
By the way ~ did y'all watch the season premier of Downton
Abbey last night? I think that Carson and Mrs Hughes are
the sweetest couple! I was in tears when they kissed!!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley