A Teacher's Dream Garden Shed


A 35 year career 2nd grade teacher, Barb Kingery from Illinois designed her dream potting shed herself. The potting shed design is an adaptation of plans that were in the 2005 July/August Handyman magazine. Barb purchased the red door at an antique store, and the builder turned it into a Dutch door as well as building the carriage doors. Every item including the brass and crystal chandelier was bought at garage and yard sales driving out in the country hunting for gardening themed items. The interior items cost her around $300.00. She contracted the work that had to be done by any outside labor. Functional in every way this potting shed coverts into a playhouse for grand kids to play school and store when not in use planting the fall bulbs.You can learn more about gardening projects at www.gagasgarden.com.
a teacher s dream garden shed, curb appeal, gardening, outdoor living, The potting shed side view with double doors
T
he potting shed side view with double doors
a teacher s dream garden shed, curb appeal, gardening, outdoor living, Another view showing landscape and water pump
Another view showing landscape and water pump
a teacher s dream garden shed, curb appeal, gardening, outdoor living, Barb Kingery s Dream Potting Shed
Barb Kingery's Dream Potting Shed
a teacher s dream garden shed, curb appeal, gardening, outdoor living, Welcome to a truly functional potting shed
Welcome to a truly functional potting shed
a teacher s dream garden shed, curb appeal, gardening, outdoor living, A teacher s theme all around with an antique brass and crystal chandelier
A teacher's theme all around with an antique brass and crystal chandelier
a teacher s dream garden shed, curb appeal, gardening, outdoor living, Antique Haag wash tubs
Antique Haag wash tubs
a teacher s dream garden shed, curb appeal, gardening, outdoor living, A teachers desk with a chalk board to plan and record gardening work flow
A teachers desk with a chalk board to plan and record gardening work flow
a teacher s dream garden shed, curb appeal, gardening, outdoor living, An antique school house tapestry wall hanging graces the wall
An antique school house tapestry wall hanging graces the wall
a teacher s dream garden shed, curb appeal, gardening, outdoor living, Teachers Plant The Seeds of Knowledge That Grow Forever
"Teachers Plant The Seeds of Knowledge That Grow Forever
a teacher s dream garden shed, curb appeal, gardening, outdoor living, The landscaping completes the potting shed adornment
The landscaping completes the potting shed adornment
a teacher s dream garden shed, curb appeal, gardening, outdoor living, A cart to transport tools and paraphernalia around the yard
A cart to transport tools and paraphernalia around the yard
a teacher s dream garden shed, curb appeal, gardening, outdoor living, Antique Singer Sewing machine
Antique Singer Sewing machine

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3 questions
  • Alicia Arrazola
    on Jul 22, 2016

    How much did this roughly cost you in materials without labor?

  • Alicia Arrazola
    on Jul 22, 2016

    How much did this cost in material alone without labor?

  • Janice Akam
    on Mar 19, 2017

    Where did you get the plans to build this?

    • Hi Janice, Read the complete article on www. gagasgarden.com the plans are in 2005 July/Aug Handyman Magazine. Barb changed the plans and added the doors and bought the chandelier at an estate sale out in the country where we live. Hope this helps. Susan Fox Twitter @gagasgarden Instagram @gagasgarden

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  • Petterson Dawn
    on Aug 8, 2017

    Function & form, my favourite design teach would give shed this an A plus.
    Just beautiful!

  • Ginger
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Completely awesome! I love it! Inside and out!

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