Friday, October 5, 2012

~Potting Shed Inspiration~

I found my first white pumpkin this week and bought some pansies to plant in pots on my porch and patio as well.  I decided to set up a little vignette with some items that I've been collecting for my potting shed that my husband's cousin, himself and our son have been building for me. 

Here is a photo of it how it looks right now and they are hoping to get the roof on this weekend before the heavy rains come. 

This sketch is something I found on Pinterest of the look I was going for.  The front area will be my potting/garden area and the back will be storage for all my "junk".  It will be so nice to have everything in one area and not scattered all around.  I will continue to share with you as it progresses, but in all reality probably won't have it finished until Spring.

I'm wanting a gray, weathered wood, galvanized look for this area and have been collecting items for a while now.  The background in these photos is of another small outbuilding we have and my potting shed will be covered in similar  wood as well that will hopefully fade and weather into this wonderful gray with a galvanized roof. 
The metal folding table with wood slats is one of my favorites and I have two metal chairs to go with it as well.  Bird cages and houses along with watering cans all put together have such a wonderful look. 

I had purchased this new huge drying rack a couple years ago on clearance and just recently spray painted it with Rustoleum Hammered silver paint to give it a galvanized look which I'm hoping in time will start to look old and it's the perfect place to hang pots especially these old french zinc ones...love their patina!    

I will be linking up with my lovely friend, Debra for her Fall Inspired VIF party. 

46 comments:

  1. L ove your photos. You are soo lucky to get that little house in the garden. That is on my wishinglist.

    Hugs from here

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  2. Beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished!
    I wish I had some handymen around.
    The power tools in our house belong to me. :)

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  3. It looks great! What fun to have a potting shed! Seeing your construction photo reminds me of my bunkhouse that is being built right now too! (some day it will be my studio) But sadly I had to leave it and come back to MN while they finish it up (I won't get to see it finished until next summer). I can't wait to see your project finished and all decorated in your pretty style!

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  4. How wonderful that you are going to have such a wonderful building for your very own. And so many sweet things to put in it. You are blessed!

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  5. I just say WOOW.....that is really great :)
    You have a good taste....
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  6. Oh my goodness Kathleen that shed is wonderful
    What a lovely style and love that your space is so full of vintagey finds.
    You should hold a show on your property. I bet dealers would come from all around to set up on your lovely space. That shed could be your little shop booth.
    Have fun!!
    Amy

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  7. color me green...with envy...lol
    you lucky girl!
    xx
    z

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  8. Ohhhhh that potting shed is going to be so beautiful. I love it. The vignette is perfect and simple. Great job I love it all. I can't wait to see the shed when it is done.
    Kris

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  9. oh, that is going to be gorgeous!!!!!

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  10. love it all...looks so faded and charming!!!

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  11. Oh my ~ your potting shed is going to be just lovely. Your treasures will be perfect. Just love your vignette on the table. Love, Love, Love the zinc pots ~ have a great day ;-)

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  12. OH you lucky girl...I'm so jealous..I would die to have a potting shed like that!! How fun and what a great place to go see all your junk!!
    Missing you...xoxokathee

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  13. I am excited about your shed--how fun is that! I would love to have something like that. Another little area to decorate!

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  14. What a beautiful shed this will be! I love all of the things you have been collecting for it.

    ~Shanon

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  15. Kathleen your potting shed is going to be beautiful! LOVE the design!
    xx
    Anne

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  16. Kathleen,
    Beautiful. How exciting to have such a wonderful potting shed in progress. It will be wonderful.
    The drying rack, the whites/chippy/weathered patinas are a delight.

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  17. Your shed is going to be so nice! I love the zinc pots too! Can't wait to see your shed finished and your lovely things inside.

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  18. I love gardening and I collect bird houses and watering cans! I've always wanted a potting shed!Jealous!Your's is comming along great i cant wait to see it finshed.

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  19. Oh, I am so envious, in a good way, LOL
    How exciting, a place for potting, dreaming and planting new ideas! Lucky Lucky you!


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  20. Loving all of your stuff..What a wonderful shed to have and the storage is fabulous..Have a great weekend..Can't wait to see photos of it finished..

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  21. Everything looks wonderful and cant wait to see pictures when your potting shed is finished! Have a wonderful weekend, and by the way, I love the grainsack I got from you! it is perfect for Fall

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  22. That shed design is perfect for your vintage finds! You must be so anxious to be able to use it. ~ Maureen

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  23. How exciting for you! It's darling and after you get it all decked out even more so.Can't wait to see it all done as I am sure you are excited too!

    I just found pink pumpkins they are fabulous! I don't see white very often Trader Joe's I think gets them in.

    ~Cheers Kim

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  24. Oh my goodness, that little white flower is making me giggle. I love everything around it, but the flower is like the cherry on top saying, "looky looky".

    hugs
    cindy@stitches

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  25. Your potting shed is going to be wonderful! I love all the sweet things you have collected for it already. I look forward to seeing it all finished next spring. Enjoy the weekend!

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  26. How excited you must be! I'm thrilled for you. It will be fun to see how it evolves. Love your photos!

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  27. Lovely photographs! Your potting shed is going to be an awesome place, I love the design. How lucky that the men in your family can build it for you.

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  28. Hello,

    Beautiful Photo's Thanxs!

    Jolanda

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  29. oh. so. fun!!

    love it all....

    blessings
    barb

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  30. I'm SO jealous of your wide open spaces!! How wonderful to have a potting shed made just for you by two very special guys in your life. I can't wait to see the finished product. They say we may have a bit of rain here next week as well. It's about time as we have had scorching heat the past couple of months. Damn global warming!!

    Take care,
    Sue

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  31. oh Kathleen, this is just going to be so wonderful. Love your plans, and how blessed you are to have your guys building this for you, can't wait to see the progress, it's really coming along. Don't we all just need more places to decorate!?? LOVE all your galvanized goodies! xo have a wonderful Sunday, my friend!!

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  32. Love. Simply love. I love the idea of a sweet potting shed where you can have a room to decorate AND one to store treasures! You ARE a lucky girl, Kathleen!!! :) That is going to be soooo sweet!

    xoxo laurie

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  33. I saw your post Kathleen last night and it got me thinking I should really clean up our shed. There was a time it was really cute! but hubby took it over.
    I love that you are getting excited about how you're going to decorate it. I may have to get some of that spray paint. I have seen it in stores. What I can't get my hands on is Looking Glass paint. My local paint shop is looking for me.

    Happy Fall,
    Carole

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  34. What a precious place that will be! It is already looking good!! Love all of your galvanized items.

    Judy

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  35. I am hoping for a new potting shed myself next spring. I love everything you have gathered for yours. You truly have an eye for decorating. :):) Smiles, Susie

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  36. Hi ... Love it.... Hope you will join my Welcome Home Wednesday at www.vintageonadime.blogspot.com.....really enjoyed your White Wednesday !,,, Thanks Debbie

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  37. Hi Kathleen,
    I'm first time visitor on your blog and already am following! I love your blog design and especially your header. Do you mind sharing who's the web designer. My blog's long due for a revamp! :)
    xx
    Maya

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  38. Love your collection of beautiful things for your new potting shed. Can't wait to see it finished.

    Jody

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  39. I cannot wait to see the end product. The one thing I know is that it will be fabulous. I would love for you to share this wonderful post at our WIW Linky Party!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  40. Oh it will be so pretty! I love all those elements too, especially old zinc. Have a lovely weekend!

    Deborah

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  41. Can't wait to see you new potting shed! So exciting!
    tot

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  42. Absolutely adore this post! The cinderella pumpkin in the crusty white birdhouse it just perfect along with the old watering can. I want to find some of these. I'm on for the hunt!

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  43. Wonderful photos of wonderful places!

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  44. Looks really nice. When I was a kid I always wanted a tree fort.

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