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Potting Shed Makeover Reveal!

Give a drab outdoor space a fresh new look with just a few DIY projects!

I love a good makeover and, when it’s outdoors, I love it even more! A few years ago my husband and I spruced up the space outside of my potting shed. I thought it was worth a reshare because I’m still obsessed with how it turned out!

Give a drab outdoor space a fresh new look with just a few DIY projects!
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.


This video will quickly show you all the projects that went into creating the new look for the potting shed!


I worked with Old Time Pottery to find items to help decorate the patio.

Give a drab outdoor space a fresh new look with just a few DIY projects!
I found the patriotic burlap bunting and fan at World Market. I think the pillow and fan are just itching for further decoration, don’t you??

Give a drab outdoor space a fresh new look with just a few DIY projects!
The tray and lantern 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! 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.

Give a drab outdoor space a fresh new look with just a few DIY projects!
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.

Give a drab outdoor space a fresh new look with just a few DIY projects!
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.

Give a drab outdoor space a fresh new look with just a few DIY projects!
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.
(ruffled patriotic wreath)

Give a drab outdoor space a fresh new look with just a few DIY projects!
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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Amber Ferguson

Thursday 7th of June 2018

Michele your potting shed makeover is just too awesome not to feature! I am happy to feature you today at Thursday Favorite Things. Please join us again this week, we always enjoy your awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing! https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/red-white-and-blue-decor-at-thursday-favorite-things/

Bonbon

Monday 4th of June 2018

Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday. I wanted to let you know that you are one of my features this week. Come check it out at https://www.farmhouse40.com/inspire-me-monday-182

bonbon

Sunday 3rd of June 2018

Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday. I wanted to let you know that you are one of my featured links this week. Come check it out at https://www.farmhouse40.com/inspire-me-monday-182

Nikki Gwin

Saturday 2nd of June 2018

I love the Americana theme that you went with! What a great update. I will be featuring your new patio on next weeks OVER THE MOON LINK PARTY which goes live tomorrow, Sunday evening at 5 pm central. I hope you will stop by to see and link up again! :) gwingal

Jenny

Tuesday 29th of May 2018

This is so cute! I love the Americana theme. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party next week

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