Uncategorized August 16, 2011

Lean-to Garden Shed and Salvaged Beauty

After attending an event over at Rejuvenation featuring Recycling and Re-purposing Master, Joanne Palmisano, (see her book below) I’m a little obsessed with salvaged materials!

Of course, I love the green factor but you gotta adore the aesthetic value salvaged treasures bring to a space – the gorgeous texture and colors of salvaged wood, the chippy paint of an old barn window or the rust and patina of used metal. I can’t get enough of it and I plan on using these kinds of materials in my garage remodel and shed project.

Speaking of the shed project…I’ve been spending a lot of time in the garden and I’m thinking a sweet lean-to shed is just the thing! I want it to be funky and fun with quirky details and a well loved look. Scanning the internet, I was thrilled at all the salvaged ideas I found!

How cute is this little shed using reclaimed windows? So charming!

I love the beauty of old watering cans, rustic baskets and worn metal basins. These kind of textures just belong in the garden.

Jazz up a boring brick wall in the garden by turning an old window into a mirror!

Use old windows to create greenhouse like structures to protect your precious plants OR…

create an entire greenhouse from salvaged windows! Want more old window projects…go here.

New bricks are boring! Why not recycle and create a garden pathway using old bricks…weathered charm included!

This darling shed is made entirely from salvaged materials…

and so was this one….WOW!

My mind is full of ideas and inspiration for my little shed! I will keep you posted on my progress!

Have you used salvaged materials in your home or garden? Do tell…

Images via here.