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Building Things 09.19.15

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we just built this shed in my garden. we recycled the windows, floor, doors and trim pieces. it took us about 9 weekends to finish it and cost just under $1000. it's 10' x 10' x 12'
Difficulty: Moderate
  • bits and pieces of the shed.
  • we recycled our old 10 x10 deck, for the flooring.
  • after framing, we added zinc roof panels. we etched the zinc with toilet bowl cleaner, and threw some table salt on top of that, they sat in the sun for 2 hrs, and were rinsed with baking soda to neutralize the etching.
  • after the siding was done, an old chippy door was installed. we cut a porch post in half and added them to either side of door. on top is an old header from a piece of furniture. i collected all of these things over the years.
  • we had 2 leaded glass windows for years, and decided to use them on the front. i used a scroll saw to cut the detail in the bottom trim and added a metal applique.
  • on the right side, we recycled french doors from our recent house remodel.
  • on the left side, are 3 windows from the same remodel. to save money, we used 6' fence pickets for most of the trim.
  • inside is the fireplace my husband built for the garden last year.
  • it has electricity and there is an old chandelier (that needs rewiring). but, it's so bright and cheerful inside, i won't miss it for now.
  • time for landscaping:)

To see more: http://www.shabbystory.com/2013/08/cottage.html

Lynn at shabby story

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