A Teacher's Dream Garden Shed

Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox
by Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox
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
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  • Alicia Arrazola Alicia Arrazola on Jul 22, 2016
    How much did this cost in material alone without labor?

  • Janice Akam Janice Akam on Mar 19, 2017
    Where did you get the plans to build this?

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jul 27, 2019

    The shutters really make the windows look larger, and add delightful contrast.

    Did you purchase the shutters ready-made? If so, from where?

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