Monday, 3 August 2009

The Shabby Shed!

The shed transformation is finally finished!!

When we moved into our house there was an enormous shed in the garden that was kitted out with bird cages. Never been used. The electrics were installed and most of the shed was boarded and lined already. We had been using it as storage for Fins outdoor toys and the lawnmower, but felt that it was a little wasted. So CB built a lean to at the side for storage and I claimed the shed as mine!! With a lot of white paint and a little bargain hunting, the shed is now my shabby bungalow/ summerhouse!
The bedroom area is at the back and we got a brand new ikea sofa bed from ebay for £28! The wallpaper was reduced to £5 a roll and a carpet off cut completed the room.
In the sitting room area the furniture was a bargain £5 for all of it from ebay! There was a huge dining table that is too big for the shed, a chest of drawers, bedside cabinet, table and two chairs- £5!!!!! The paint was buy one get one free and the fabric for covering the chairs was from my stash.

The curtains were another ebay bargain. They are original fifties and i got them for £10. They were originally 2 curtains so i cut them and turned them, them hemmed them and im really pleased with them as i have never attempted anything like that before on my machine!

I am so pleased with the transformation. For less than £100 and a bit of hard work we now have room for overnight guests and a lovely area to sit and read or relax. I have put some of my vintage books in there and some vintage postcards but i still have a list as long as my arm of things i need to get. Vintage mirrors, floral lamp, floral rug, floral pictures will all complete the look. Im hoping the weather starts to improve so that i can visit a few boot fairs and start ticking off the list!
Happy thrifting x


Kirsty said...

oh how fab! I love how you've managed to make an extra space. If/when I get my own house and garden I think I'll definitely try and do something similar. I love it. Enjoy, I know you will!!

MelMel said...


I love the shed!
Amazing....its so cute!
I'd love to spend time in such a wonderful space!xx

Elise said...

this looks great - I guess you've got to love red to be into the fifties though....

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Love it. Looks utterly, utterly gorgeous. Well done.

Lajoni said...

It looks amazing...definitely worth all your hard wor...well done xx

gingerwine said...

That is so cute I love it

I want a shed

Sam ;0)

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Lace hearts said...

How lovely it all looks. I think your guests will be delighted when it's used as guest space - but at other times, you'll really enjoy it.

marble rose said...

Weldone You!!! Somewhere that special deserves a proper ribbon cutting opening - it looks amazing. Jealous? Me? Hell Yes!!!


Mrs Crafty said...

I want one of those! 'stamps feet'

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh goodness it looks amazing, I just love it!

Anonymous said...

Fabarooney ,I love it !!
You would give Kirsten of homemade home a run for her money !
Well done you !
Love from sesga x

sharie said...

Amazing transformation!!

Elaine said...

I just love it, it's so scrummy!

Love and blessings

Annie said...

Your shed is fantastic, what a great thing to have, I would love to have something like that in my garden. Love all the splashes of red in the decor it's my favourite colour.

Kristy said...

It looks fantastic! Have you slept in it yet?!