A New Garden Shed this Summer?
My partner in garden crime just came by and we ended up planning out a new garden shed.
He's got every woodworking tool and one to spare. Whenever I scheme, he's the one that makes my outlandish, sometimes expensive, time-consuming projects possible. And he has a good attitude, like "why not?" and "let's check it out!" He makes it happen. I love that!
I need a shed for the classic reason, to store my garden tools. I could also use a workbench for woodworking projects for the day he finally says, "I'm 96 years old! I'm not building a deck for you!"
Our plan is to make a plan. And then we'll visit my favorite store, Earthwise Salvage in Seattle to find cool windows, hopefully 1 or 2 French doors (yes, for my garden shed) and who knows what else? Check out the playhouse we built a couple summers ago!
I'm excited at having this project to look forward to.
But for now, it's time to go mow the lawn.
*** Two Months Later *** May 23, 2012
As impatient and impulsive as I seem sometimes, I tend to stick with my gut instinct when it really counts. Fortunately, I didn't buy a big, Costco kit-shed that was on sale a few weeks ago... I waited until my brain sorted out the dilemma.
We have a perfect shed that even has electricity (!!) that is holding two things; 1. junk and 2. our riding lawn mower.
If I move the lawn mower, I can't put it in the garage, because it's too messy and grassy. Ick.
Building a shed for my woodworking projects (future hobby) would cost $2,000 minimum and I'd drive my husband, dad and myself crazy in the meantime.
Obviously, the damn mower needs a new home. Enter, the lean-to. If I can get this built, all... okay this particular wild dream will come true. The dream of having a cute shed to put my cute stuff in and make bad ass stuff for my cute existence. (Not nauseatingly cute, just functional and good-looking.)
So there I was smacking myself for not thinking of this all sooner. Tonight, I took an inventory of the crap that I'll need to haul out of the shed and sell on Craigslist (does anyone need a wakeboard?) I also noticed some storm damage on the roof, so I'll have to get that patched up.
Along with my shed obsession, I am pretty bent on having a greenhouse. I can build one adjoining this shed.
There will be a chandelier. Stay tuned.
*** June 1, 2012 ***
With the lawn mower stored elsewhere, the shed is now mine to work in, or you know, decorate. So, can a table saw, chandelier and cozy chair share the same small space? Let's find out!
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