Susan Strong transforms her homely garden shed into an indoor/outdoor masterpiece.
"When I moved into my home in NW Arkansas five years ago there was a homely little garden shed in the SE corner of my backyard where I wanted to site my raised vegetable garden. I had the shed moved just a short distance to the SW corner with the intent of making it more presentable. I had it resided and a new smaller (and more attractive) door made. Next, I painted the body and the new door and had someone build a cedar trellis on each side. Then came the fun part of planting roses on the trellises and building/planting two small garden areas (one on the left and behind the shed and one on the right side). This work took place over four years, during which time I was collecting vintage tools that I purchased quite inexpensively at estate sales and flea markets. While I was happy with the garden shed exterior and surrounding garden areas, the inside of the shed remained sad looking; so this spring I painted the ceiling, walls and floor and decorated the interior with the vintage tools I had been accumulating since I moved here. Now the inside is a fitting match for the exterior and I smile each time I open the door."
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