Monday, June 8, 2015

A GARDEN SHED


Because of the flowers suddenly blooming everywhere, I decided to create a garden shed in a shadow box.  I took a plain wooden box from my endless supply of Wooden Things Bought on Sale at Michael's.  I painted the bottom half of the shed in shades of blue and green, then chose some scrapbook paper for the top.  I cut out two birds and printed over them with a birdcage stamp in gold.  I chose paper for the floor and ceiling and glued it to the wood.  In an Anthropologie  catalogue I found some good looking stone behind the models and cut that out and glued it to the sides of the shadowbox.  A piece of green wire became a hose hanging on a hook.  I had a large number of tiny tiles left over from another project so those were glued to the wall instead of baseboards.  And my favorite addition--a large bucolic scene I had been saving for just such a use became a window with the addition of a painted paper frame which I stippled with several colors.  How I love those ducks!


I had a wooden spool holder which broke, but naturally I saved the pieces, one of which became a drying rack for flowers and baskets after I painted it with several shades of blue.  I went through my collection of old dollhouse furniture and found a white garden table and a large white bowl which to me looked like a sink.  So I glued it to an overturned clay pot and used a bit of tubing and two beads to create the faucets.  I brought out several little pots I had purchased years ago for some forgotten project that never materialized.

Small fake berries went into a vase made out of a bead and others went up on the drying rack.  I looted my Halloween decorations for the copper bucket and filled it with tiny fake pumpkins.  Moss was glued onto the base of the sink.  Precious little things I had forgotten I had were found in nooks and crannies and placed on the walls.  A small glass jar that once held jam was pressed into service when I put a cork in it and stuck in a tiny manicured tree.  I found a small piece of fencing left over from heaven knows what and glued that on to the wall and floor.  I covered the roof with grass.


An old miniature spade was located in my endless stash of Tiny Things That May Be Used...
Someday and I painted the handle green.  And last was a tiny white shepherd's hook that was purchased recently at JoAnn's for 70% off.  I bought absolutely nothing for this project.

MY GARDEN SHED


This week I'm linking to Shabbilicious Fridays over at Kerryanne's Shabby Art Boutique and  Simple and Sweet Fridays at Rooted in Thyme.  Both are on my blogroll.







10 comments:

  1. I love your creativity and imagination!

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  2. Lovely! I have a fairy garden that needs some attention, and I love the idea of adding a topiary tree.
    Enjoy your day, Linda!
    xo,
    Lin

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    1. A fairy garden will be my next creation and there will be more topiary trees! Thanks for your encouragement, Lin. I admire you so much

      Blessings, Lin ( I have always been called Lin by my family.)

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  3. What a darling lil shed, just love it.
    I love miniature things, they are just so sweet and intriguing to me for some reason.
    Great and fun idea,
    Blessings, Nellie

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    1. Thank you so much! I love miniature things too. Even as a child I was intrigued by dollhouses and anything small. And I guess I still am!

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  5. The postage stamp "picture" is an adorable touch!

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    1. Thank you Audra! I love the fact that the birds are so much bigger than their cages. They want to be free! I had such fun making it that I'm thinking of doing some miniature thing next week too. I am going to check out your blog tomorrow since my eyes are closing and I suddenly realized how tired I am. Come back and visit any time!

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  6. I so want to be a garden fairy and dwell there! Love it Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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  7. Oh, Lisa, so do I! I am now working on a fairy home which in my mind looks beautiful. Let's hope it will look delicate and fairylike in reality.
    Blessings, Linda

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