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Awesome backyard garden escape in Indiana: The chic shed

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A sophisticated design to the “she-shed” is this chic shed, a light-filled space nested in an inviting backyard garden located in Sharpsville, Indiana. Called “The Hobby House”, the owner is stylist and owner of The Tinkerhouse Trading Company, Donna Jenkins. A compact backyard workshop, this lovely space offers 61-square-feet of living space. In this inspiring outdoor living space, the owner enjoys doing everything she cannot do inside the house, such as spray-painting and flower pressing. In addition to working on passion projects, Ms. Jenkins says she would also love to use this space for hosting flower-arranging workshops. As for her design inspiration for creating this fabulous outdoor room, “A Colonial saltbox”.

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There are 34 salvaged windows that have been incorporated into the design of this chic shed. The owner’s favorite plant is the boxwood, to which she has a very green thumb! She has learned to propagate them from scratch and is very proud of her gardening know how. The magic hour of this backyard escape is 3pm. This is when the sunlight hits just right against the front windows, making them sparkle.

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Above: Notice the green Adirondack chairs to in the background? These have been described as the owner’s best junking find. The chairs were made by her son in his high school shop class. They have found their around the property to wherever they are most needed. With outdoor furnishings for relaxing moments, this space is best enjoyed with sun tea, which is made right on site.

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Above: If you look closely at the potting bench you will notice that there is plumbing, a fabulous DIY courtesy of the husband. All of the outdoor projects seem to be messy, so she was in need of a spot for cleaning up!

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What We Love: This fabulous chic shed provides its owner with an inviting outdoor space to inspire the creative juices. We are loving how this outdoor space is surrounded by gardens, creating a relaxing oasis to enjoy spending time in nature. This is the ultimate space for those who love spending time outside and gardening… Readers, what do you think? Would you build a chic shed in your backyard? Tell us in the Comments!

Note: In case you missed it, have a look at our inspiring article on She Sheds: 30+ Wonderfully Inspiring She Shed Ideas For Your Backyard Getaway.

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Photos: Gridley and Graves for Country Living

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