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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.
he potting shed side view with double doors
Another view showing landscape and water pump
Barb Kingery's Dream Potting Shed
Welcome to a truly functional potting shed
A teacher's theme all around with an antique brass and crystal chandelier
Antique Haag wash tubs
A teachers desk with a chalk board to plan and record gardening work flow
An antique school house tapestry wall hanging graces the wall
"Teachers Plant The Seeds of Knowledge That Grow Forever
The landscaping completes the potting shed adornment
A cart to transport tools and paraphernalia around the yard
Antique Singer Sewing machine

Ask the creator about this project

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 21, 2013

    How wonderful, Susan! This is AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox
      Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox Ramsey, IL
      on Oct 22, 2013

      @Miriam I You are most welcome Miriam. Barb is such a wonderful woman and a caring teacher. It was a joy to be a volunteer in her class and watch her with the children. She is a gift to the community as welI as a creative woman. love her and her potting shed dearly :) Susan

  • Handy Helen
    Handy Helen Indianapolis, IN
    on Oct 21, 2013

    I am in LOVE!! this is the shed of my dreams. how wonderful and inspiring!! I believe that I could live in that she'd quite happily!!

    • Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox
      Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox Ramsey, IL
      on Oct 22, 2013

      @Handy Helen, I appreciate you 'Helen' so much! Thank-you for always being so supportive. Barb is an amazing woman and I want her potting shed. Susan

  • Jennifer V
    Jennifer V
    on Oct 22, 2013

    Best shed I've ever seen....and the grandkids must really enjoy it, too. Good job!

    • Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox
      Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox Ramsey, IL
      on Oct 22, 2013

      @Jennifer V , Jennifer its more beautiful than you can imagine. Every detail is perfect and I just realized the sewing machine is about 'sewing' the seeds she plants and the seeds of knowledge. Everything has a significance to her. Susan

  • Pamela Fouse
    Pamela Fouse
    on Oct 22, 2013

    Love This !!!

  • Sharon G
    Sharon G Berryville, VA
    on Oct 22, 2013

    Very Pretty!

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