Diy outdoor playhouse ideas

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Decorating a she shed isn’t about spending lots of money—it’s about creating a space that feels relaxed and cozy. So glance to flea markets and antique shops for unexpected finds. Hometalk blogger Christine definitely had the correct thought when she decorated her vintage potting shed—take a peek inside.

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Inside Heather’s shed, she added overhead shelves repurposed from an ancient door she found for $15 as a put to display her vintage jadeite and milk glass collection.

(She cut the door in half lengthwise and placed the pieces on brackets.) She also refreshed thrift store chairs with a jacket of white paint and seats re-covered in natural linen.

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Below, Ancient World Antieks owner Amy Kleinwachter even salvaged a silo from a local ranch—which she transformed into the base of her backyard escape. Although she admits working against a circular structure was no simple geometric feat, Amy managed to add a front porch and bedroom/bathroom extension for a whopping 1,square-foot space.

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Clean out your ancient backyard shed—or use a kit to build a new one.

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Have you been conveniently «forgetting» to clean out that cluttered shed? Creating a she shed is the perfect motivation for finally getting it done. Go through every those ancient garden tools and boxes, then donate what you don’t need anymore and organize the relax for storage.

Don’t own an ancient shed already sitting around your backyard?

You can purchase an easy-to-build kit at your local tool store or the Home Depot.

Want to go every out?

Diy outdoor playhouse ideas

Select a shed with whimsical structural details.

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Hometalk bloggers Mirabella and Isadora’s shed, pictured above, has a high arch over the doorway, giving it a storybook cottage feel.


5. Surround yourself with nature.

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It’s every about environment! Placing your shed in a secluded spot and surrounding it with grassy plants, vines, and window boxes full of flowers helps create a tranquil vibe, every the better for establishing a calm put to get some thinking done.

Bring the garden inside as well, by decorating with plants, freshly picked flower arrangements, and plush pillows featuring feminine floral patterns.

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Climbing vines assist add to the «secret» hideaway vibe of The Ancient Blue Pail blogger Judy’s potting shed.


6. Create an inviting entryway.

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She sheds should own an inviting glance, especially if you’re hoping to entertain friends there.

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Hometalk blogger Beth made an arbor, pictured above, using storm doors.

You could also decorate the exterior with romantic outdoor curtains, white string lights, or hanging DIY lanterns.

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3. Define the purpose of your shed.

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The point of a she shed is to own a silent space that allows you to embrace a hobby that’s significant to you. Stylist Donna Jenkins took advantage of her backyard location by using it as a potting shed, where she spends time gardening.

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When antiques store owner Barbara Adkins didn’t own enough space for painting in her home, she converted a tool shed into her own DIY paradise, finish with an area to home every her supplies.

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If you’re not an avid crafter or gardener, your she shed can simply be used as a quaint put to hang out.

Diy outdoor playhouse ideas

Heather Cameron’s husband transformed a neglected potting shed on their property into a beautiful greenhouse-style retreat, pictured above. «I never had time to use the shed for its original purpose as a put to pot plants,» she says.

Diy outdoor playhouse ideas

«I love it much more now as somewhere to escape to and curl up with a excellent book, paint, or visit with friends.»


2. Give your shed a unused jacket of paint.

Diy outdoor playhouse ideas

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Taking your shed from ordinary to oh-so-cute starts with the exterior. Paint it a calming color love light blue, or a feminine shade of purple or light yellow, will instantly give it new life.

Can you tell Crickhollow Cottage, pictured above, was formerly a child’s playhouse? We didn’t ponder so! Thanks to a beautiful shade of green with pink trim, this «shed» is now reserved for the lady of the home.

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Of course, white is always a classic color choice—Hometalk blogger Daisy added a pale blue door to her white craft shed (also a previous child’s playhouse) to make the space additional welcoming.


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