Because my shed is the focal point in the garden, I like to dress it up for the seasons. This is the autumn decor.
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Decorating A Shed With Old Junk
After finally painting the vinyl siding on my garden shed this summer, it has become a bit of a happy obsession. First I decorated it with a spiral of blue and white plates, and now, as you see here, it’s been given a rustic, fall garden junk makeover. My Rules For The Makeover
- No spending money: can only use stuff I already own or find.
- Items must be winter-tough.
- Cannot take longer than one afternoon to decorate.
Here’s what I did first
I knew I wanted to use this old garden gate as the focal point. It’s one of my favourite junk pieces and I love how it shows up nicely on the wall. I placed it in the middle, much like a window, and then went “shopping” in my home and garden for more pieces to add. I debated adding some plates to the long plate holder, but then, alas, I found my three old, doll carriage wheels fit perfectly so that was a done deal. Serendipity and garden art are best buddies. I’ve had this ‘dream’ for a very long time (punny). I think every decorated shed needs a sign, letters, or words as part of the scheme.
The horse is from a beautiful, old, copper weather vane my mom gave me. I don’t want to install it properly on a rooftop since we’re so prone to lightning strikes here, so for now, the horse will be featured alone until I figure it out. See the forky garden tools? Those are my favourites to collect. I love the long tines. I also like how it looks with one aimed up and one aimed down. We were on a drive out of town and came across this fabulous garden nursery with a great mix of pumpkins and gourds. I could not resist all the sizes, textures, and colours. I’ve got them on display now but I’ll be using them for my entries in the The First Annual Crack-Me-Up-O-Lantern Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Stay tuned for that. I’m facing some pretty fierce competition so I’m not sure if I can pull off a win. How beautiful is this variegated pumpkin? Fall is so beautiful. Why does it always have to lead to winter? The straw is for covering some crops for the winter but for now it adds to the decor: It was fun putting this together, adding a piece at a time and then scrounging around the house to find the next thing to add. The wooden planter box came from someone’s trash pile. It needed some TLC but I was able to put it back together. Here’s the finished project. I’m really pleased with it. And wow, am I ever glad I finally painted the shed. There’s lots more shed ideas here.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛