I have always loved greenhouses, garden sheds and “retreats”. I was playing around with ideas for a little building to store my gardening tools and pots, with a greenhouse attached so I did a search and thought I would share what I found. Have you seen those sweet little garden retreats?–small shed-like houses that are a cross between a tiny house and a really fancy shed. I’ve seen them furnished with daybeds and white sheer curtains blowing in the breeze! A place to hide out and read a book or take a nap . . . . . .sigh!
Sheds aren’t just utilitarian anymore, they have become an important part of landscape decoration and can add as much charm to your outdoor space as the right shrubs, flowers or patio furniture! Especially the ones made from reclaimed lumber,windows and doors!
Here are a few of my personal favorites!
How beautiful are the windows in this little garden retreat! The timeworn french doors and large detailed windows give it so much charm. I love the roof detail and the plantings. It even has a fence. I looks like its been there forever! I would love to have this in my yard!
A blogger friend of mine, Donna from Funky Junk Interiors, built the shed below with reclaimed pallet lumber, windows and other recycled items. It’s a little more rustic, but just as appealing. I love the decorative touches, especially the Coca Cola signs, and the wreath. See the firewood in the window?? This is recycling at its best!
If you like this, wait till you see Donna’s blog, Funky Junk Interiors ,you will not believe what this girl can do with JUNK!
The greenhouse below was constructed by Donna Reyne (don’t know her) and made from reclaimed doors, windows and millwork from a home renovation. Old pocket doors were installed on slides so they slide open and closed! I love the cedar shake peak and reclaimed windows. The large arched windows allow the sliding doors to show behind them! The burlap skirt on the workbench inside hides all the “stuff” and there’s plenty of counter surface for potting and maintaining plants. It even has two planting beds in front that would be perfect for a cutting garden or kitchen garden. It’s functional, beautiful, and very unique!
If you don’t have a great deal of space you can always do something on a smaller level, like my friend Anne, from Design Dreams By Anne. She took recycled windows and made this adorable and functional little greenhouse. The size of the windows determine the size of the greenhouse. You can read all about the construction here on Anne’s blog!
Small, functional , decorative and totally recycled!
Be sure to check out Anne’s blog for a look at her artwork–she’s a talented painter–home decor and DIY projects. You won’t be sorry!
Here are some photos of more little buildings that I thought you would enjoy! All were found during a web search and I have tried to link back to the original post when possible. If you see a photo here that belongs to you and is labeled incorrectly, please let me know so I can give proper credit.
Do you have a greenhouse, shed or garden retreat made from reclaimed supplies?? Send me a photo at [email protected]!