Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Place To Piddle

Welcome to Applejack Lane.

piddle-verb-to do anything in a trifling or an ineffective way

I wanted a place to piddle. Our beagles have been gone for about five years now so we took the doggy section of our outbuilding and turned it into a place where I can practice piddling. That pretty much describes the kind of gardener I am-piddling. The transformation from dog house to garden shed is a work in progress so I can piddle at my leisure. We didn't want to tear all signs of a dog house away in case some little fellow tugged at our heartstrings and we would need a place for him or her. Besides, Kahlo, Burt and Timmy may need to spend some time in the pen when they come in for a visit.

These are the pictures before clean-up and a little renovation took place...
Now for the after...
We kept the dividing fence, but hubby added a few shelves for me...a little pegboard (my son's contribution) to hang tools and collectibles...my dad's old seed jar he used on the farm and sunflower seeds I collected from my 2009 harvest...some dried sunflowers...
and hydrangeas...
a little fall decor over the window...

frogs and watering can...
a view from the outside...
and a warm welcome...
a bell from my mother-in-law's home that we have had for over 15 years ...
a fall wreath made of maple leaves that can be seen from the house and driveway...
and a bronze mum in my witch's kettle.
At least the basement and garage are free of garden paraphernalia. I have all winter to dream and decorate. Again, thanks to hubby for some demolition and carpentry!

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13 comments:

Brenda said...

How cute and inviting! I soooo need a space like this.
Brenda

Kimberly said...

You will love this space! What a great change....

Dresser Girl said...

So cute!!

Blue Creek Home said...

What a charming place to piddle!!!
I am a piddler too! Love to piddle.
Rhonda

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I love your little potting shed!! Bet you have so much fun with that little place!

blessings
mary

Sherri S said...

Adorable now! And what a neat space to have.

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh such a CUTE shed!!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

What a neat and perfect space to piddle in! ~Rhonda :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

You turned a plain shed into an adorable little cottage!

Michelle said...

Love your tranformation! Stop by for a visit sometime!
Michelle

Phyllis@AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the piddling place, sometimes thats all ya wanna do is just piddle for awhile, hard for someone to understand that just doesn't get it....I get it...I just gotta be a follower now, come for a visit...Phyllis

Julie said...

I love your little potting shed... so cute... wish I had one...
xoxo
Julie

Kammy said...

I love the "new" look ! Great to have all that space for all your pretties !
Kammy