I wanted to share a recent letter from our email bag. Bill needed some help coming up with a few creative ideas for his new cottage garden project. He is trying to pull together a little cottage garden complete with raised beds and a Victorian style chicken coop, where an old above ground swimming pool used to be.
As I share with Bill, I hope a few of these ideas will also give you the creative boost that you need to get started on your own garden projects!
I enjoyed seeing the display of boxes. I have made a couple of Halloween boxes out of cigar boxes. They were appreciated. We have a church auction in October and I plan to make more boxes.
Help me out here….I have an 8′ x 10′ garden shed that has been used for chickens and is currently occupied by rabbits. I would like to re-paint it and decorate it in a Victorian style.
We recently removed an 18′ round above ground pool from the yard. I am making two 4′ x 8′ raised beds to put in this area, and I will also be using some wrought iron type fencing with it.
Any decorating ideas would be appreciated.
When you’re starting from scratch, you have so many wonderful options! You could do just about anything you can imagine to your little building!
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Don’t let the fear of the “expected price tag” keep you from getting started with this wonderful project! Many times, you will be able to get these elements for free or very low cost if you think creatively!
Here’s where to start:
– Yard sales
– Flea markets
– Salvage yards
– Free section of newspaper
– Along the curb (many times you’ll see a free sign)
– Beside a dumpster
– Construction sites, they will usually let you have discarded items free!
– Check with your local township to see what houses are scheduled to come down in your area, then go have a look & see if you can use anything in your project… ask for it 😉
Here are some more beautiful pictures of Garden Sheds to give you even some more ideas!
And… if all else fails & you can’t decide what to do with your garden shed… try this 😉