Potting Shed Makeover Reveal!

I love a good makeover and, when it’s outdoors, I love it even more!
I’ve been sharing outdoor projects for weeks now of a special space in our backyard.
Today I’m finally sharing the full reveal!
I have a small potting shed that was in desperate need of an update. The small garden I had attempted under the window wasn’t working out. It didn’t drain well so the plants weren’t happy and the dogs loved to use the area as a bed during cooler weather. The rosemary bush I had planted years ago didn’t make it through the last winter. The entire space was just looking very sad.
It was time to take a fresh look at the space and find a new use for it!
I decided a sitting area and some color was in order.

Can you even believe this is the same space??
My husband and I used supplies we had on hand and built some items from scratch to create a small patio with a sitting area. As for coloring, I went with an Americana theme (which I am loving!) which I think is perfect for summer, when the patio will get the most use.
I posted a reveal on the Old Time Pottery blog in May so be sure to see that for details of the fun items I found there to help decorate the patio. I’m sharing the details now of a few other fun finds from other stores I incorporated into the look!
I found the patriotic burlap bunting and fan at World Market. The chair and pillow are from Old Time Pottery.
I think the pillow and fan are just itching for further decoration, don’t you??
The tray and lantern (Old Time Pottery) for the tabletop are fun accents within easy reach of lounging in the chair. The lantern is actually a battery-operated LED light so it looks vintage but has a modern touch. The Mason jar planter and little flower pot candle were Kirkland’s finds.
I found an amazing succulent assortment at Old Time Pottery and love how they look in the sink planter (also from Old Time Pottery)! This was the perfect pot to place under the vintage drawer we turned into a planter.
I debated on what should go on the edge of the patio next to the door… A large planter? A small ornamental tree? Ultimately I went with this red lantern, which I fell in love with when I saw it, paired with another bright planter, and a Mason jar with a citronella candle which I already had (all from Old Time Pottery).
So how is that I have ivy growing out of the red lantern? Easy!
I wrapped wire around a small terra cotta pot just under the top lip then attached that wire to the inside of the lantern where the handles are located. I placed ivy in the pot and can easily slip it in and out of the wire as needed.
This space is perfect for showcasing one of my easy pallet art pieces!
A coat of spray sealer insures that will weather outdoors without issue.
A lot of projects went into making this space inviting and colorful! Be sure to check them ALL out!
Click on any of the above images to get the tutorial and exclusive details.
Color can instantly spruce up a space, but its the accessories that really make it feel fun and refreshed.

Like I said, I do love a good makeover, don’t you? 
This is my favorite place to sit and drink my morning coffee or watch my boys play in the backyard.
It’s so much more warm and inviting than before, don’t you think?

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  1. says

    MIchele, Wow I am amazed at the makeover, so bright and cheery, what a great potting shed, I first thought it was a craft room. Thank you for sharing on Friday Features this week. Keep your posts coming!

  2. says

    The shutters make a huge difference, the red makes the shed pop now. I fell in love with your drawer flower box last week. The make over is very American and perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July reflection. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.


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