"Jeff and Brandy Morrison needed a place for their garden tools and bicycles. They could have run out to the home center and bought a prefabricated shed, but they decided instead to design and build one themselves. And not just because they are both architects.
We knew that it would be visible from the street," Jeff says. "We wanted to add something to the streetscape.
Taking their cue from their 1905 Victorian cottage, the couple created a delightful little house that looks as if it has always stood in the corner of their vest-pocket backyard in Candler Park. You can almost imagine Peter Rabbit peeking around the corner....." [continued in article]
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Thanks to Stephanie for sending the link.
The shed was a kit that my husband and I ordered off the internet. It is Western Red Cedar. After we put the shed together, we decided to put a protective Cedar stain on it. I painted the shutters to match our home.
I searched on Ebay and got several collections of vintage garden tools, which I display at each end . I also got some vintage-looking tin garden signs which I scratched up a bit so they would start to rust. We found a really neat 75 year old pait of Adirondack chairs for the front of shed.
I am an artist so I have painted some interesting garden signs to display on the wooden fence. I also painted some Arts and Craft style designs on the window
boxes. I added the lace curtains because I don't like being able to see insdie the windows. I added a Arts and Crafts Stained Glass lamp which glows through the window and is left on all the time. At night it looks like a little cabin in the woods.
Here's some of Patricia's art (click for a larger pic):
You can see more of Patricia's artwork here: http://www.passionforperfume.com/ForSale/PatriciaHester.html
"The Garden Shed Hall of Fame inspired us to finally build our own. I have been wanting a cute shed for 30 years and this spring DH made it happen ! Pretty nice work for a retired 68 yr. old truck driver. Door from a thrift store and windows from garage sales but the rest is new. We've lived in our 100 year old farm house for 45 years and we are shocked at what new lumber costs! How do new builders do it ?! Lots of planting still needs done but I was eager to share...."
Thanks, Corkyone. Great job on the shed!