I don’t seem to be great at planning. I am always choosing to do a project at the wrong time of year or just before a heat wave. So what am I doing this humidity-soaked time of year? I am working to declutter my garden shed. My She Shed.
Of course, at this time of year, it is so hot in there that I worry about fainting from heat exhaustion. But I am trying to be wise and just work in the early morning hours. Not a problem for me because I always wake up early. Like 4am early. I just long for those times that I could sleep late….like when I worked and hit the snooze button 3 times each morning. And that was when I had the alarm set for 5:00 am! ( I take a long time to get ready. Coffee must be enjoyed for an hour each morning before I can face the day.)
I had mentioned in an earlier post from July 2016 about using all those old magazines to wallpaper the She Shed. I think I have gradually covered it all and even put up some photos over old ones. I think it is colorful and pretty. My daughter thinks I have lost my mind. Maybe we are both right! It is…..colorful inside. But it cheers me up. And I’ve unloaded so many magazines. The rest went to the recycle bin. ( Actually, don’t tell my husband, but it clears the way for new ones. )
Speaking of the decluttering, I have said “Let It Go” to quite a few of hypertufa molds that I have. It was ridiculous how many were stacking up. ( Don’t tell my husband that he was right after all.) I can only use so many at one time, so why I felt that I needed 200 of them I will never know. But I have eliminated a lot (recycle) and now at least I can see what I have available.
I keep most of my hypertufa molds in a small shed that used to be the pump house for the pool. The pool is history but we put some shelves in there and I stacked and stacked various plastic bins, bowls, tubs, drawers……are you feeling me on this one? You know what I mean if you are a fanatic hypertufa maker. Everything you see is a mold possibility. I was out of control.
Now I have just saved my biggest and most favorites. Yes, it was hard giving some of those up. But I did. I know I can only make four or five at one time. And in two days they are freed up for another batch. I really didn’t need so many molds.
By the way, see the large peat moss sifter my husband made for me? It is awesome to use when I need a large amount of peat moss for a project. It doubles as the lid for my Repurposed Soak Sink Soil bin. I worry about cats coming in the shed to “go potty” in that soil bin. Do you blame me? I don’t keep the garden shed door open all the time, but for most of the day, I am in and out so it stays open. I try my best to run and shut it when it rains! I have forgotten and left it open overnight sometimes. That’s why I need to lid over it. It’s not a potty!
My little grandson “sold” me this garden shed when he was little. He liked to play in it and I kept all the “bad” tools out of the way so he could have fun. I still have the little paper where he wrote up a sale. At least to him it was a receipt for a sale. His SpongeBob giant pen still hangs out there. And a bumblebee watering pot! Precious memories!
I hope you enjoy the video and are cheered with my colorful garden shed. It is better than the boring particle board walls. And I have a handy reference for some things…..at least until I glue something over them! Here is a photo of the opposite end of the garden. I love my gravel paths and they are wonderful for keeping the weeds down. Happy gardening!
Here are some links to Amazon for the products I used in applying my “wallpaper.” I am an affiliate and could earn a commission if you make a purchase. Remember my experience may not be the same as yours since operator error does come into play. My skills are a little lacking for wallpapering.
Hi, I am Kim and thank you so much for visiting my magazine! I am a gardener and a hypertufa maker. If you came here to learn about hypertufa, I have a lot of information. But I also write about flower gardening and using succulents which are great drought-tolerant plants.