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.