These garden shed ideas show creative ways to paint and decorate your shed to make it unique. The pictures are from home gardens and range from rustic to colorful.
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Lots of Garden Shed Ideas
It’s true! I photograph every shed I see. I also get a lot of emails asking for building plans for these sheds but unfortunately, I’m just the photographer. I don’t have plans but they should give you lots of ideas.
Garden Shed Idea Gallery
Shed With Clematis
I saw this first shed on a garden tour and immediately fell in love with the design and the furnishings.
One of the little red, metal chairs is featured in my Garden Art Chair Gallery.
The scalloped shingles really enhance the appearance and, of course, the clematis, window boxes, and plants, are perfection.
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My Shed Makeover
It started with a good shed with ugly siding and paint…
I had procrastinated with the paint job because I thought it would be complicated. Turns out, it’s super simple to paint vinyl siding.
You can read how I did it here: Before and After Shed Makeover.
We painted the shed a light gray and used a bold blue for the door. I added a spiral of blue and white plates to decorate it.
This fall I decided to give the shed another decor makeover. I challenged myself to only use supplies I already owned. It’s amazing what you find around the house!
If you’d like to see more details, go here: Rustic Fall Shed Makeover.
This barn-style shed would not be too expensive to build if you used chipboard instead of barn board or plywood.
Cut Log Shed
This little building is used as a potting shed.
Two Different Doors Shed
Like the shed names I invent? Ok. Don’t answer that. It’s hard to describe sheds!
I love the two different paint colours on the doors. There’s something about the quirky doors with the formality of the rose bed that I adore.
Moon and Stars Shed
How fun is this one? This would be one fabulous hideout for naps!
After visiting this garden, I realized I never looked in the turret. I see there are stairs in the shed. Now I’m curious!
I love the design but I’m not sure I’d want to leave the cutouts (moon and stars) open. I’d probably screen them. Otherwise, I imagine a lot of bats would be happy in there…
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Scrap Metal Shed
And now for something completely different. I quite like the dilapidated look with the rose at the front.
Is This What I Think It Is? Shed
I don’t know! It’s either a loo or small tool shed and we may never know the truth. No matter what, it’s cute.
White Shed With Green Trim
Based on the chimney, it appears this shed either houses a pool heater or a wood stove perhaps. Again, we’ll never know!
Big Barn Door Shed
I like sheds with doors that open nice and wide. Even if you just take a lawnmower in and out, it’s much easier this way.
Not A Dutch Door Shed
I first thought it was a Dutch door, but alas, it’s not. And there’s no reason to have one except it would be cool. Which is perhaps a good reason.
I have no idea why this board and batten shed was designed this way. There’s a ladder leading up to an upper balcony and lots of vertical space inside.
One neat touch is the folding table mounted to the side of the shed. Very handy for a temporary potting area.
Gingerbread Shed with Brick Patio
Old-Style Plaster Shed
I love the simplicity of this one. Though I imagine, if it was mine, I’d probably have it covered in garden art in no time.
Wonderful Potting Shed
This shed was styled for a garden tour and it was really pretty in-person!
Wooden Shed with Door Feature
What’s the opposite of ‘recessed’? Whatever the word is, that’s what the doors on this shed are. I like it. Plus the little windows with window boxes are super sweet.
Another Very Wooden Barn-Style Shed
The rough-hew wood of this shed is really good looking. Good thing they have a window on the door or it would be very dark in there (like my shed).
Want to see more? Here’s the first Gallery of Garden Sheds. I hope you’ll put your favourites on Pinterest! And, if you have one to share, maybe it will be in the next shed gallery here.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛