From greenhouse to rustic garden shed! – part 4
If you’ve always desired a rustic garden shed, this is the post for you.
This little rustic garden shed started off as a greenhouse HERE that had seen much better days.
Today, it’s a little rustic gem that takes centre stage in the backyard!
This project is PERFECT for non builders as the entire structure was already intact.
This is the reveal post, however you can catch the entire build from the links below this post or at:
So let’s take the tour!
This little shed has seen many facelifts since the day I moved in.
The first transformation involved an old machine crate flower box that was found at an equipment place.
With loads of rusty junk garden art added for good measure too of course!
This funky round thing in the soil is a broken wheel base off a wheelbarrow you’ll see down below. It adorns just the right amount of rust to make it a little interesting.
Old rusty farm and garden tools were mounted to the sides of the rustic shed to add to the garden ambiance.. plus, it looks cool!
The license plate is off my previous truck. An antique one would be cool, however this one has meaning to me.
One thing about rusty tools is the fact that they continue to rust even more with age. Perfect I say!
As my photography abilities improved and other small improvements took place, here’s a few more additions…
The crate flowerbed remained, but now you can see two pallets creating a front step as well as a mini sidewalk near the back towards the compost pile. Fun!
Visit how I eventually made a garden gate from a full pallet in THIS post. It’s really cute!
I started to collect more rusty garden tools so they could gracefully age with the shed.
Here’s a quirky idea! The chain on the ladder acts as a trellis, allowing the ivy to twist its way up.
Isn’t rusty chain scrumptious?! I landed this big heavy chain from a salvage yard.
I’ve also used garden tools as a trellis to help the plants navigate upwards.
Shown are my favorite red geraniums planted in the flower box. A pop of red flowers always seems to fit in!
Smaller rusty tools serve great as garden art and help to fill up bare planter spaces until plants and flowers fill out.
This old rusty jack and shovel are the perfect companions to the red geraniums.
The rusty and white patina on this vintage shovel is amazing and suits this long narrow flowerbed perfectly as quirky garden art!
Once these flowers spill over the edges of the crate flowerbox, it’ll look fabulous!
I’m so proud of that barnwood door build! Only the frame was there. Fence wood was added to give it a barndoor look.
The crafty vintage door handle truly worked out perfectly. This door plate and knob isn’t a vintage piece, but it is a pretty decent reproduction of one!
And every little rustic garden shed can use a canning jar lid wreath, don’t you think?! It rusts as it ages as well, making it the perfect companion to all the other rusty garden tools.
This little rustic garden shed resembles all the things I adore. Weathered elements, rustic appeal, my love of antique signs, with just a touch of pretty without it being over the top.
More summer pictures of the building and surrounding yard are HERE
And it’s picture postcard perfect during winter too!
This little rustic shed continues to morph each year. While it was built in 2009, it’s still standing today and has undergone MANY transformations.
You can catch up with all the posts starting with the latest HERE.
Or if you’d like to read how it was all built, read how below!
Read the full shed story!
And if you love the shed story, you’ll really appreciate the reclaimed wood fence story too!
Visit many more garden junk posts HERE