Barbara Stanley
Barbara Stanley
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My Potting Shed, AKA Crickhollow Cottage


My husband and I turned a basic child's playhouse into my potting shed and MY playhouse, using recycled and re-purposed treasures collected from thrift stores and rescued from being destined for the landfill. We added the picket fence railing and bridge, rose topiary-themed shutters, and an octagon window. The inside is paneled in bead board, with an antique tin ceiling found at a Habitat ReStore in
My potting shed during my favorite season! We live in the Blue Ridge mountains on a wooded 25 acre property.
My potting shed during my favorite season! We live in the Blue Ridge mountains on a wooded 25 acre property.
A fall view of Crickhollow cottage, with the Kwanzan cherry tree in all its splendor.
A fall view of Crickhollow cottage, with the Kwanzan cherry tree in all its splendor.
An early May view, with pinks and astilbe
An early May view, with pinks and astilbe
This photo won the Mother Earth News magazine's Great Garden Shed show-off contest. I won a $500 gift card to Lee Valley Tools and the pic was published in the March 2012 issue.
This photo won the Mother Earth News magazine's Great Garden Shed show-off contest. I won a $500 gift card to Lee Valley Tools and the pic was published in the March 2012 issue.

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  • Tina Gary Carter
    on May 23, 2017

    My lil shed

    , I am currently repainting remodeling it It used to be a playhouse that was built to match our house in early 1900s
    • Barbara Stanley
      on May 23, 2017

      That is so adorable! I love the colors, and the spreader container planter is great! Thanks for showing me, and I hope you'll post it when you finish remodeling.

  • Deborah J Ellenburg
    on May 7, 2018

    This is the prettiest little romantic she shed I have ever seen. And those tulips!! This whole little place is to die for! Way to go!!!

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