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A Living Roof for Our Garden Shed Made From Wedding Doors

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We upcycled three doors into a wedding backdrop for our grand daughter. THEN we used the doors to make this little garden shed.
  • a living roof for our garden shed made from wedding doors, gardening, outdoor living, roofing
Today I finally got the roof I wanted on my shed-a green roof of living plants!
  • a living roof for our garden shed made from wedding doors, gardening, outdoor living, roofing
We used cedar fence boards for the eaves then lined the roof planting area with waterproof pond liner stapled up and over the edges of the boards. We added two layers of dormant grass sod (free from our neighbor) plus potting soil in the planting wells.
  • a living roof for our garden shed made from wedding doors, gardening, outdoor living, roofing
I grew shallow rooted plants that are not too thirsty...like creeping jenny, assorted sedums, miniature vinca and some decorative grasses.
  • a living roof for our garden shed made from wedding doors, gardening, outdoor living, roofing
Now we'll finish all the trim work and paint the shed a soft white. I'm adding handfuls of wildflower seed to the top and also some pretty summer annuals like blue lobelia and white and purple alyssum.
  • a living roof for our garden shed made from wedding doors, gardening, outdoor living, roofing
I like it alot! It's looking almost exactly like I imagined it would! And here it is with a fresh coat of white primer. I have some rusty vintage wrought iron and other fun trim to dress it up....next.
  • a living roof for our garden shed made from wedding doors, gardening, outdoor living, roofing
Click over to my blog for more info on this project.

Materials I used for this project:

  • 4 recycled doors   (Restore)
  • Framing lumber,cedar fence boards, paint   (on hand from other projects)
  • Waterproof pond liner   (local nursery)
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To see more: http://makethebestofthings.blogspot.com/2016/04/a-living-plant-roof-on-our-shed.html

  • Elaine
    Elaine Canada
    on Apr 26, 2016

    You must have had SO much fun putting this idea together! Very cute!

  • Donna L. Woods-Clements
    Donna L. Woods-Clements Grants Pass, OR
    on Apr 26, 2016

    What a great idea! It's adorable!

  • Sandy Hartnett
    Sandy Hartnett Philadelphia, PA
    on Apr 26, 2016

    Whimsical! Cute! Hugs

  • Maria Celeste Ribeiro
    Maria Celeste Ribeiro United States
    on Apr 26, 2016

    SO NICE!!!!

  • Wendy Tellson Armistead
    Wendy Tellson Armistead United Kingdom
    on Apr 27, 2016

    You are a genius..and a stylish one.....Thanks.. ..I think this is gorgeous!! I have just bought a little shed for my garden, and will try this with the roof.. such a beautiful idea..

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