I've always wanted a garden shed. With this house - I have a little garden shed!! This here little area was a bit of a MESS before.... not even sure any of the sidewalk or cement between the cabin and garden shed was showing. Using a spade to scrap away the dirt, vines, and weeds, it was fairly easy to uncover! You can see the nice long brick lined sidewalk a few photos down but first let's get a load of what we were working with:
My hubby and I hooked a chain around the bushes and yanked them out with the tractor. It was my first time using our new little John Deere tractor and I was hooked! The front of the cabin still needs to be landscaped, but at least it's mostly cleared out for when the time comes.
My mom and I worked on this little project last time she visited:
The hostas look quite sad, but that's what happens when they are newly split and transplanted! I got them (along with the Autumn Joy which should add some magnificent color hopefully sooooon) from behind the house next door that we also bought and are renting out.
My mom brought me this old wagon wheel a few years ago. I love it! In case you're wondering, that is an old root cellar in the background. You can see the post I did about it and how far it's come HERE.
Can you tell my parents give me a lot of their old "junk"? I love junk! This tractor seat, I'm pretty sure, also came from them ages ago. :) We thought it looked pretty cute plopped in the middle of the rocks.
Just a tad out of order here, but while we were working on this project, we were closely supervised by our feathered friends. My little "Garden Shed" sign is painted on the metal part of a scoop I found buried in the dirt when I was ripping bushes out behind the the little cabin.
I was so happy to see the perfect shape this sidewalk was in after I uncovered it all the way! Woot!
We have so many lath boards from tearing walls out that I had to salvage some and make a sign. I saved a stash from the burn pile for a few future projects.
Some of you have heard me talk about the Parma trash days. Well, I get so many goodies off the curb in our little town during that week and can you believe this darling little wooden cart was one of them? Nothing wrong with it, cute as can be! I transplanted some of the ivy ground cover that was taking over this area into the cart. I love it in confined areas. :) The little "pathway" is made from bricks I found buried in the dirt along the side of the shed.
Someday I would love to take the old aluminium siding off of this little garden shed and see what the wood is like under it. It also needs a metal roof slapped on top. But for now, it's home to all my gardening tools and it makes me happy to see the flowers out my kitchen window! Progress, folks. Progress.
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