Friday, September 15, 2017

Inside the Shed

I love the inside of the shed.  It's very spacious inside so it has room for storage and working!

The workbench was originally at a slant for the chickens but Bryce and Al made it flat for working.  The only problem?  Years of chicken poop!  As much as I could scrape, vacuum and scrub, there was no hope for getting it all up since it was like cement.  As luck would have it, I found a sheet of zinc that was the perfect depth so we were able to fit it to the workbench.  I LOVE how it looks and works.  It will, over time, patina and change according to the elements and how it's used.  At first, I thought that the bench was going to be to high for my short self, but I've found it perfect for arranging flowers among other things.  I keep a trash can underneath for all the flower stems and leaves and throw them in the compost when I'm done.

I found this old sink trough at one of my favorite stores and immediately knew it would be great for holding soil for potting.  Bryce cut a hole in workbench and it's perfectly nestled in.

On the wall we hung up one side of an old wine bottle drying rack.  I am a big lover of terra cotta pots, especially as they age and patina, and I think the rack is a practical and beautiful way to hold all the small pots.

Perhaps my favorite thing in the potting shed is this stained glass "prescription" sign from an old apothecary.  I just think it's a really sweet nod to the fact that vegetables, flowers and working in the garden are all part of a healthy life.   Plus, the colors are my favorite.

All of our tools lined up.

This door with chicken wire was in the coop originally (probably used to store the feed) and we decided to keep it since I think it's rather charming.  It's a nice space to store things that are bulky and don't get used all that often.

1 comment:

  1. It is just amazing! I love that it is an updated version of it's old self.


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