Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pinterest is very dangerous........

so says my husband!!  He cringes everytime he sees me with the iPad that he and my sons gifted me with for Mother's Day.  He thinks I just started doing Pinterest when they gave me the iPad.  I told him, unfortunately, it was long before that!!!  I have actually battled the Pinterest excitement for a couple of years now until a couple of months ago someone sent me something to look at and of course, I had to oblige.  That's where the trouble started!!!  I have found so many interesting things and great ideas on Pinterest. 

My most recent "conquest" was a garden shed that was made out of old doors.  I have been wanting a shed for just garden tools and pots.  They seem to end up all over the place and I can never find them when I need them.  Some nice person shared a tool shed they had made on Pinterest and I asked my husband if we could do the same thing since I knew we had taken several doors down in the house over the years.  He tried to tell me we only had two doors, but alas I can count where they were missing from.  I didn't say anything more.  The next day he came to me and said we actually had four doors.  Well, that's just the number we needed!!!   My husband started drawing his plans for building the shed since there was only a photograph on Pinterest and after a $250 trip to Lowe's for wood and supplies, he started the shed.  I thought we would just hinge the doors together, slap on a roof and be done with it!!!  Well, he said if we did that it would blow over in one of our thunderstorms.  I decided the best course of action to take was to just let him do it his way since he was the one building the shed and I really wanted it done. 

We used three of our old doors and Pam from the Rusty Bucket gifted us with the "front door" which has panes of glass to let in a little light.  Also helps it not to look like an outhouse!

My husband works all day and then umpires softball almost every evening so he doesn't have much free time.  But somehow he has managed, within a two week period, to get the shed up and as I type this, he's out there putting on the roof.  The last thing to do will be to paint the three side doors and do a little decorating!!  And maybe some planting..........

I had two pieces from an old red drop leaf table that we used inside for shelves.  I can't wait to start gathering all my tools and pots and give them a new home in the "tool shed". 

I have the best husband ever!!!!  And yes, I'm still troving Pinterest for ideas..........


  1. Too cute Sharon - you need to post a link to your Pinterest page off to the side of your blog!

  2. That is the cutest shed I have ever seen. Hmmm, it would sure look cute in my backyard. I might have to get my handy guy to build one.

  3. Darling potting shed, Sharon and a delightful hubby...he's a keeper :) I have one too...48 years!!!


  4. Nice shed! Now my daughter wants one! What did your husband use for the base?

  5. I would love one of these on my backyard for the grandkids .I have the doors but don't have the handyman hubby to achieve this for me . Would it be easy enough for me to attempt

  6. Do you have step-by-step instructions for this shed? I love it!

  7. Also looking for instructions - do you have these or know where I could get them? I would love one in my back yard! It is so adorable!!!