Happy Monday my friends!
Back in early March I wrote about my desire to create a secret garden.
The thing about enchanting gardens is that they do not happen overnight. Here’s a reminder as to what this area used to look like.
Just two months have passed but the arbor is now covered is gorgeous pink climbing roses.
On the other side of the arbor base morning glories started from seed are also putting on a good show.
The terra cotta pot that held our lonely gardenia bush was transformed into a fairy garden.
My friend Debbie shared that there were some terrific fairy garden accessories at Big Lots. I bought a few things for a fantastic price.
I was told that peonies cannot grow here in Texas.
I have one in the ground and one in a pot and so far both are doing beautifully. They will probably not bloom until next year.
On the shed we made just a few, low to no cost, updates.
The window and walls were given a good spring cleaning.
We painted the faded shutters Krylon Pistacio in Satin.
The unused metal hanging hardware was removed.
Native Texas wildflower seeds were sown to create a butterfly garden. (It currently looks a bit “weedy” but it will get there.)
We have had so much rain that the area is only now just starting to blossom.
After these few updates I found myself not really wanting to see the inside contents of this hardworking shed.
Mr. Decor thought I was crazy but I wanted to hang up white lacy curtains.
Since the shed is metal I used a magnetic curtain rod over each interior window.
The curtain is an vintage tablecloth that I found last week at an estate sale for just a few dollars. It was cut in half and each edge hemmed.
Now, just so you know, I generally don’t go around cutting up good tablecloths.
Sadly this tablecloth, which still had the tags hanging on it, had sat on a shelf where it remained for many years. Dust and dirt settled into the main front fold which ran straight down the center of the tablecloth. Despite my best efforts I couldn’t remove the stain. It also shrunk quite a bit even though I used cold water while cleaning and had line dried it.
Since it no longer fit either of my tables and there was a large center stain I felt it was ok to cut it up and sew it into curtains that I would enjoy. In a shed. #crazycurtainlady
I’ll keep you posted on how the butterfly garden progresses. So far, both of the dachshund boys seem to be really enjoying it. (smile :)
I hope you will enjoy all of the outdoor inspiration found here and please link up some of your own.
So tell me, would you hang up curtains in a shed?