Thursday, June 7, 2012

Big Dreams, Little Garden Shed

Browse Zazzle for a different pillow.

As a recovering perfectionist, I am the first to admit that sometimes I try to do too much.  However, sometimes when I lack motivation to perform a certain task or achieve a certain goal, it isn't because I am dreaming too big but because I am not dreaming big enough. 

Take my garden shed for example.  Once upon a time it looked like this:

My Garden Shed Before

Then, one day, evil fairies descended upon it and made it look like this:

My Garden Shed after Evil Fairy Attack

Okay, so maybe it wasn't the work of evil fairies.  Nevertheless it was a disorganized mess and I vowed I would clean it up and restore it to it's former perfectly adequate, even semi-charming state before early Spring...definitely before Summer...but every time I opened the door to that shed I just felt deflated. 

Then, one day I was looking at some pretty fabric at Hobby Lobby and the light bulb over my head came on and the wheels in my head started turning and my muse started singing "The Impossible Dream" and I knew what I had to do.

And now my little garden shed looks like this:

My Garden Shed after I dreamed big

I'm really happy with how it all turned out and now I have a space  that is so much more useful, organized and cheerful than I ever thought it could be.  Not only that but by re-purposing some items and materials I already had, I was also able to get rid of some clutter in other parts of my home and garage.

This used to be a medicine cabinet in our former house,
Now it holds garden supplies.
In fact, practically my only expenses for this project were that of paint and fabric.  Though I did splurge a little on the pink bird cages.  I saw them after I had completed everything else and they were so perfect (and 50% off) that I couldn't resist.  I turned them both into light fixtures by adding a couple of battery operated LED lights.

Bird Cage Lights, by day and by dusk

So, there you have it.  All kinds of proof that the key to thwarting evil fairies (and just plain laziness) is to dream big.  I need to remember that as I move on to sprucing up my master bathroom.


  1. Wow!!! That is really beautiful, Victoria. I want to live (or at least work in it) in your garden shed!!! LOL! Nice job. It is really impressive and you are incredibly talented.

    1. Thanks very much, Debbie. I'm thinking of moving in there myself. ;)

  2. WOW. Jaw droppingly gooood!! Love it Victoria and your post made me laugh in the beginning. I have evil fairies here now.

    1. Thanks, Mary. Those evil fairies are an awful nuisance, aren't they? ;)

    2. Love the makeover ❤������