Last week I asked you if you have heard of She-Sheds? We’ve all heard of man caves and bachelor pads, but this should be declared the year of the she shed. They are all the craze now, and why shouldn’t they be. Men have their man caves, and hard working moms and busy women deserve their own place to unwind and relax.
So what are she sheds you ask? It’s a lady haven. Doesn’t that sound fabulous! She-sheds is that space in your yard you make just for you. It could be a sitting room, craft room, potting shed, what ever is special to you, to create your own dream space. You can decorate the shed however you like and set it up however you like.
My question to you women out there was….What would your dream she-shed be like? I had so many wonderful responses from all of you. You described your space, and what it would be used for. When I read each of your comments, I closed my eyes and imagined your space, they were so comfy and cozy. Some of you had your idea of what your slice of heaven would be like down to the decor. So many beautiful ideas, I hope some of you have the chance to fulfill them.
I rounded up some pretty awesome she sheds on the internet that sounded like what you ladies were dreaming of. The first is my dream she shed:
Talk about a wonderful escape without going anywhere but your backyard. It’s actually a regular storage shed with lots of style added. You can convert a ordinary tool shed into your own private refuge. Yes, that’s right. You can convert that old storage shed, or purchase a shed at a home improvement store. Whether you’re creating an office, artist studio or a space for your yoga practice, adding French doors to your “she-shed” adds style and natural light to your backyard escape. Here is a ordinary storage shed where french doors and a window were installed. This one is perfect for an office space. Drywall was put up and painted. French doors were installed, and after that….decor!
For the woman that wants her own craft room, where she can sit and design her own creations!
Or perhaps just a place to sit and read in cozy silence:
Don’t you just love that one!! Now for those of you that want color…how about this one:
Or perhaps a shed just for your gardening. Everything in one place…
Did you notice how they made a window valance out of handkerchiefs….they just laid them over a extension pole like you use for the shower curtain.One of you mentioned a bed in your dream shed, look what I found:
Doesn’t this look just divine! I wish I could wiggle my nose and suddenly appear there.
I was looking through the internet for She sheds. There are hundreds of them out there. Most are very extravagant, so instead of showing you them….I am showing you how to turn a ordinary storage shed into your dream getaway. this is a pretty standard shed you can purchase at a home improvement store:
This is one turned into a artist studio:
Once you make, or purchase your shed….let your imagination go wild! You can paint the outside of the shed the same color as your home so it blends in if you’d like. If the shed has ugly walls inside that just look like a storage shed….add drywall, then paint! The fun part is the decorating! The shed has to sit on some type of foundation either wood or concrete. When the foundation is laid…why not make it a little bit bigger like in the picture above. Not only does it look like a porch, but you can add a small table and chairs, plants, whatever your heart desires.
So in conclusion…I am going to show you some storage sheds I think are pretty awesome that have been converted into a she-shed..
Doesn’t it look pretty! Is our hubby handy? There are so many plans to build your own shed on the internet also. If not, check craigslist and garage sales for sheds. Once you have the shed up….your imagination will take over!