A few years ago I resurrected the storage shed enough to call it the cottage!
This spring it was overdue for a facelift. I looked around at potential replacements, but decided to use some old cedar fence-boards I’d saved — et voila — resource repurposed to cedar siding for the cost of a few nails!
The outside decor also is repurposed: a grape crate, cider-press basket, and metal stays from wine barrels that had been converted to planters and disintegrated over time! My parents were game hunters and before Dad died, I adopted his/their collection of antlers — this seemed a perfect place to feature one.
When we bought the Long Beach condo, this driftwood ball was the living-room lamp shade.
It cast wonderful shadows, but just didn’t fit our aesthetic vision and desire for diffused lighting. Though we loved it as a work of art, it was a lousy lampshade!
Now it is a featured work of art in the garden. Every time I see it, I smile!