When I was younger we had a small shed at the back of our garden attached to a four bed semi in rural Hertfordshire. I loved being outside and set up an after school club for my friends and I in my Mothers garden hut. It was a small shed with a concrete floor, even a little leaky and very cold! We would draw pictures and hang them on the wooden slats using rusty nails as hooks! Those were the days when children were able to be free and explore with no inhibitions. I placed an old blanket on the floor and spent a lot of time in there with the family cat just reading and having picnics. I remember picking apples from the apple tree at the end of the garden and storing them in a broken wooden crate for when I had visitors.
So, many years later my new shed is bringing back some very fond memories. Sheds have somewhat evolved since the early 80s and my new garden hut is certainly leak proof and sturdy. My nails are shiny and I have picture hooks and a sewing machine to create with. I still have wooden crates with a vintage feel which in fact I did have to delve into my tool kit to fix up. Inside my crates I store fleece throws and wooly blankets. In another crate I hold different fabrics and materials from sewing projects.
The only food I have in my shed is a glass jar containing rabbits food and another glass jar containing nuts for the rare black squirrel we have living in our back yard.
If you would like to see how i transformed this shed project and what it looks like inside then please pop over to the Laura Ashley blog and check out some more pictures.