A high school friend of mine is considering lending his sizable carpentry talents to making “She Sheds”. I hadn’t even heard of them, although I could make an educated guess as to what they might be. Still, since having a guess is never as good as solid knowledge on a subject, in my opinion, you can see why I then thought I would research the topic a bit.
As it happened, I came upon a Houzz article, which isn’t surprising, since anything to do with houses, or buildings, and interiors sooner or later seems to land on that site! What was surprising to me was to find a post about an old friend of mine. She had a “she shed” featured in the article!
It is the one that heads up this post.
How fun to see how this old friend and her husband had creatively repurposed a shed and decorated it so thriftily and with such panache. It made me happy to think she had this lovely space to retreat to… and it was inspiring, too.
I don’t know if I will need such a space myself, but I am looking to use old materials around here to give them new uses.
I loved reading about someone I knew and seeing the pictures of her triumph. But knowing her… the half has not been told of her talents and the way she and her husband have creatively fixed up their place. It makes me realize that there are so many inventive and creative people out there…. that showcases like Pinterest or Houzz can’t even scratch the surface of the accomplishments of those around us. It is enlightening and inspiring to think that maybe we can do the same.
We just need to look around us, and give it a try.
Robin Ruff Leja says
SheSheds have made quite the chatter lately! I love the idea, a female version of the man cave, I suppose. But I can’t say I’m crazy about the name. Doesn’t mean I don’t want one!
Ilona Erwin says
I felt the same way about the name. I really like them, though, and have seen some really neat ones since first hearing about them. It seems the english have long had such structures in their gardens and on their allotments.