Thursday, September 3, 2009

Chinoiserie Shed-The Big Reveal


If you follow Chinoiserie Chic, you may recall that my property includes an antique brick garden shed. The interior was very spartan, all pegboard walls and plywood shelves. I decided to combine my love of Chinoiserie and gardening to glam it up. Here you see the final results, all done at very little cost. The door I painted in Farrow & Ball Chinese Blue and found this antique dragon door knocker on eBay. More about that here. The shelves and walls I stained mahogany using Minwax. The lighting fixture was $5.00 from Habitat ReStore, a great source for inexpensive home remodeling items. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. The ceiling I painted in Farrow & Ball Lulworth Blue. Then I had great fun outfitting it with gardening tools, garden decor, and Chinoiserie. For more great shed inspiration, pick up the new book Shed Chic by Sally Coulthard. My post on the book here. I think my little shed is a great example of making any area of your home a reflection of your own style.







24 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

Gorgeous!! You did such a great job, and I just love the colors you chose. That doorknocker...to die for!

Style Redux 2 said...

Jennifer-Thanks so much. I really enjoyed your bathroom before and after-great inspiration!

home before dark said...

What glam, and of course you would have pink Wellies! Love the idea that you can store stuff, be inspired and look sensational at the same time.One of the ways I sponsored my very early retirement to my home and garden was to give up my car! I needed the space for my tools (including my DEWALT sliding compound miter saw). Never regretted a minute of it. Paneled all the wall in peg board as you have and adding moulding all around which yahoo men always talk about when they see it. I say it's like lace on a dress. I get the eye rolls. Here, you get the drum rolls. The door knocker maybe your best find of all. Happy gardening!

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

That door knocker is very cool!

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-The idea of crown molding-oh yes! I do have a two car garage that I glammed up as well. The ceiling is wood so I stained it mahogany too. Then I painted the walls in Farrow & Ball Elephant's Breath-a very soft gray. The piece de resistance is 4 crystal chandeliers that I picked up very reasonably. They are on a motion detector so when you pull in to the garage they light. Very fun and glam-paint and lighting are cheap and go a long way in sprucing up a space. Thanks for all your comments-I really look forward to hearing from you.

Style Redux 2 said...

Jim-Thanks for stopping by. I love the door knocker too!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Fin-UH-ly!!! Although I must say, it was worth the wait - absolutely gorgeous, Beth!
In fact, lovelier than many people's living quarters!

Style Redux 2 said...

Alison-Thanks so much-my husband has suggested renting it out as a studio apartment-LOL!

Pigtown-Design said...

I am sooooo jealous! So jealous!

Style Redux 2 said...

Meg-Thanks-glad you like it!

Mary said...

I would also add a comfy chair & reading light in the corner and use it for a hideaway! What a calming and pretty space.
Many years ago an elderly man of great style made a statement that has always stuck with me..."good taste costs no more."

Averill said...

Fabulous, I'm so excited to see the finished project, Beth! The Chinese blue with that brass door knocker is just stunning. So Chinoiserie Chic. ;)

Style Redux 2 said...

Mary-A great idea and a great quote-thanks for stopping by.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Thanks-I love that color and the door knocker is great.

Kitty said...

amazing! it's so beautiful! i believe your totally awesome door knocker is Tibetan. i love it!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Fascinating-my totally awesome dog is Tibetan-a Tibetan Spaniel.

Cote de Texas said...

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just TOOOO cute!!!!!!!! love it!!!!!!!!!!! I want this!!!!!!!!! actually I need this.

Lauren said...

WOW!!!! oh my gosh now I want one!!!! love the door color & knocker!!! beautiful

Style Redux 2 said...

Joni-Thanks-it was a fun and budget friendly little project.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lauren-Thanks. I've added you to my blogroll. So glad to meet another DC blogger.

Sarah Klassen said...

I was so excited when I read the title of this post!

Your shed is purely chic -- right down to the fierce and fabulous wellies/ I love it as well as the
book that you recommended...

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-Thanks and welcome back. I love to garden and this shed makes it even more fun.

Theresa Cheek said...

Can't believe I missed this! I have been away on a job...that door knocker is killer. It sets the tone in a fabulous way! I love how it all turned out.

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-Thanks. The door knocker was a great find.