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GBDW – Sheds and Outbuildings Wrap-Up

Well, there weren’t as many responses to this topic as I’d hoped, but never mind: We still have quite a few great posts on the subject, and hopefully we’ll pick up a few more along the way. Most of us are blessed (or cursed) with some sort of outbuilding, after all; the question is whether we treat it as a design opportunity or as a strictly utilitarian structure that’s best ignored or hidden. The latter approach is certainly a reasonable one, especially if you have a sizeable garden with plenty of structure from fences, trellises, and other vertical elements. But if your space is already limited, or if your shed is in a highly visible site, maybe it’s time to give it a makeover so it does double duty as a delightful visual element instead of an eyesore. If your garden shed isn’t all you wish it could be, check out these posts to find some inspiring ideas. Continue Reading →

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Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop – Sheds and Outbuildings

It’s hard to think of an excuse for having an ugly garden shed. Oh, sure, most of them start out looking rather boring, but they don’t have to stay that way. Think of all the fun you can have with a few cans of paint, for instance, playing with different color effects. If you don’t feel comfortable painting the whole structure some gaudy color, then you can at least play around with the trim. Continue Reading →

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