Monday, May 5, 2014

~Spring Cleaning~

I shared the pansies on the front porch of the Garden House with you two weeks ago here and today welcome you inside.  I've got a couple things going on that demanded some major Spring cleaning, both inside and out and that's exactly what I've been doing these past couple weeks.

The Garden House needed to get cleaned up and ready for all the planting I will be doing over the next month getting ready for Summer.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

I shared my potting bench with you last Spring, but wasn't finished with the rest of the room.  My husband added more galvanized tin to the walls between the studs and I added a great industrial cart along with a shelf  for more storage.

My favorite bistro table and chairs sit underneath the window by the door and I put a collection of galvanized watering cans on a shelf that runs the length of this wall.

A cast iron sink sits inside a table that my husband built which still needs to be plumbed in and I'm wanting to build an awning above this window to hold some hanging lights when we get the electricity hooked up along with and industrial light hanging from the middle of the room.   

So as you see, not quite a finished product yet, but it's getting there!  

This week I'm finishing getting everything ready for the Farm and Frills Show coming up this Saturday, May 10th 9-5.  Make sure to stop by if you are going to the Show:-)

I'd also like to share Kerryanne's newest Simply Shabbilicious magazine that just came out and want to thank her for featuring my home in this issue.  You can go to her blog here to view it online or order a printed copy.
Linking with:
Coastal Charm
The Scoop
Wow Us Wednesday
Blissful Whites Wednesday
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Grey Dey Thursdey
Fishtail cottage Garden Party
Be Inspired Friday


  1. What a great space to do your planting in, Kathleen! I love all the terracotta pots you've got just waiting for plants. I always wanted a spot with a potting bench. I remember trying to transform our shed {that hubby built} at our old house, but the lawn mower and snow blower were major obstacles!

  2. Des petits pots qui devraient bientôt se remplir de fleurs ...cet endroit est parfait pour jardiner , quel charme !

  3. it's all wonderful!! love the walls, sink table, well everything!!

    Be blessed
    Treasures from the Heart

  4. Oh I love your potting shed and I adore your bananna box. I use to have one and I loved it. So fun to decorate with.

  5. I can't wait till my garden shed gets built. Hopefully soon.

  6. Your garden house is so captivating I want to visit you to play in the dirt and plant. I LOVE all your industrial touches. I really enjoyed your magazine feature, you're one talented woman.

  7. Somebody I follow on fb posted a pic of your potting bench- Oh My I believe we are kindred spirits! I also have a passion for design and gardening. By the look and feel of what I see on your blog you might enjoy peeking at my page-or maybe not, don't want you to think I commented cuz I want you to check me out! I genuinely enjoyed what I saw!

  8. Thanks for the eye candy! Everything is beauftiful!

  9. Hi Kathleen,
    I love your garden house. So sweet and what a lovely space to do your planting. Love this. I saw your feature in KerryAnne's magazine and it was wonderful. Congrats so deserving. Have a wonderful Mom's Day this coming week end. I hope to start planting here too.

  10. Oh Kathleen, it's as if you completely created my dream potting shed! It's absolute perfection.

  11. Ok...I'm totally jealous! I want a garden house like that! It's just beautiful, your husband did a great job Kathleen. And of course, you did a great job putting it all together, love everything in it.

  12. I saw your garden house first when you posted about your pansies on the porch, and I'm just in love with the space! I really adore the bistro table by your window.

  13. Your sink at the potting bench....awesome!!

  14. What a beautiful potting shed. Wish I had one. Love all the yummy pictures of the details, too.

  15. Absolutely beautiful!!! You are so talented! So many wonderful ideas, I will be looking at these pictures over and over again! ~Megan

  16. I adore your potting shed! Wish I had is too much fun...
    thanks for sharing.

  17. Gosh I love your collections! Love the way you style everything too! Best of luck with the show!

  18. What a wonderful spot Kathleen. I would spend all day out there. Thanks for sharing at THT!

  19. You always bring on the inspiration for me. Thank you for so many ideas on how to decorate my potting bench. What a great garden house you have. A real gardeners retreat!

  20. I would love to have a garden shed! Yours is absolutely beautiful!

  21. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Love everything about your space!
    It looks like the perfect room to set up a small table, linens, and enjoy treats and a cup of tea with your best girl-friends :0)
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a great weekend,

  22. This is my first visit and I love your garden house. It was fun to see how you have it decorated inside. My first visit, but not my last :)

  23. Kathleen,
    What an amazing work in progress!!!
    I can truly appreciate all your husband's and your hard work!
    The design elements are stunning and f u n ctional!!!
    I am swooning over the sink!!!
    Thank you for sharing this amazing Garden Shed with us!!
    Much success in your endeavors!

  24. that's your gardening shed? oh my....would be a lovely guest house as well. LOVE the tin walls....and every little bit of it! lovely. ;)

  25. I can't imagine a more beautiful potting shed, my goodness loving all the vintage charm!

  26. oh my gosh..i love your space here for a garden shed! love everything about how you decorated the inside too! just darling Thank you for joining in the garden party over here at Fishtail Cottage! Can't wait to see you again this Thursday! xoxo, tracie

    ps - so fun to meet you this weekend...wish we'd had more time to visit! looking forward to seeing you again someday soon!

  27. Kathleen it's absolutely beautiful <3 !

  28. Oh my gosh I LOVE everything about this pretty space!!

  29. Bonjour,
    Je découvre avec ravissement votre blog... Une grande fraîcheur et il est tellement agréable de voir revivre certains objets...
    Je vous fais de gros bisous ♡

  30. That is simply the most wonderful garden shed I have ever seen!

  31. Hi Kathleen,
    Your garden house is my heaven. It is ok for me to stay in there forever. So, natural and it really give me a harmonious feeling.

    How I wish my GH will make one for me one day, LoL*

    Happy mid-week.
    /CC girl

  32. Oh, I love your wonderful garden shed, Kathleen! The column accents are simply stunning and on my gotta have it list. Can you provide resource information? I could not hit the "pin it" button quick enough- it's a pleasure to share beautiful ideas.

  33. Love your garden shed. Did not know you were at the last Farm Frills show. I live just minutes from there. We have quite a bit in common with our love of shabby, chippy & rusty things and we share the same blog designer.

  34. Do you have an outside shot of your garden shed? I'd love to see it!


  35. Oops, sorry! I should read the posts instead of just looking at thepictures!