Happy Friday, friends! As promised- I’ve got another stop on my 2023 Outdoor Living Tour for you… next up, we’re taking a peek at our cute shed. Click through for the complete tour and to see how it’s looking these days…
I designed our shed during the summer of 2020. We were trying to decide between readymade options or just building our own version from the ground up… obviously we opted for the latter. Here’s what it looked like early on:
For the complete process and supply list, check out this post… it’s actually pretty interesting to see the progression. It was a labor of love, but I’m happy we went in this direction. It allowed me to have complete control over the design.
The entire build only took Emmett a few months, and I ended up sharing the reveal at the end of August in 2020. It’s a project we’re both vert proud of that has added so much functionality to our home and outdoor living spaces.
Not much has changed since the initial reveal a couple years ago- aside from swapping plants and adding mulch. The biggest difference is probably the roof. A year after we finished the shed, we had our roof replaced after a storm caused damange to our home. We had extra roofing tiles left over and the roofers asked if we wanted them to tackle our shed with the excess. It was an immediate YES from us and I think the roof tiles make the shed look even more charming. I can’t imagine it without the dimensional tiles now.
Our shed is set to the back right of our side yard and property… just next to our driveway. We have large mature trees that line our drive and it’s one of my favorite views pulling into our home- especially during the winter and fall months.
We primarily use the shed for storage… yard equipment, our mower, snowblower, gardening items, tools, our ATV, and outdoor equipment lives security in the shed. It’s actually quite spacious inside and even has a lofted area (perfect for outdoor cushions and holiday decor).
In addition to the beautiful French doors (I love the hardware), we also have outdoor security around our home and outdoor living areas. I’m notorious for forgetting to close the shed doors after working outside, so luckily I receive text notification reminders to close & lock the door. Ha.
We did replace our boxwoods last year because the first ones we transplanted to our front yard and the deer ended up eating the rest. That was an expensive lesson to buy deer resistant varieties, which you see below.
I love a classic window planter and swapping my boxes brings me a lot of joy. I trade them out twice a year… once in the spring and once in the fall. Right now they’re stuffed with white flowering bacopa and are filling out nicely.
I’ll link all of the shed sources below, but let me know if I’m missing anything! I’m always happy to share. It has been a couple years since we completed this project, so I’ll link the most similar products I can find. Scroll on…
Click the thumbnails below, or use the links below the collage to be redirected to each source.
outdoor solar sconce // french doors // brass exterior door hardware // terracotta planters // boxwood topiary // iron fence // black mulch // bacopa florals // vinca // window planter box (similar) // large terracotta planter
I wish I could find our original window boxes, but they were discontinued shortly after I purchased them. I’m linking a close second pick that look equally as timeless!
The last thing I want to touch on that I receive many questions about is our solar sconces. That’s right- they’re powered by the sun and we keep the solar panels just inside the shed windows. They automatically click on during low light and have yet to burn out on us. They’re also very affordable- under $100. I love these and their classic shape.
I hope you enjoyed the shed tour this year! I really love this little building- both aesthetically and functionally speaking. It’s one of my favorite projects we’ve tackled. Cheers to a beautiful weekend ahead! What is everyone up to?