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Saturday, March 8, 2014

We Built a Greenhouse

I am so excited to show you our new greenhouse!   H and I had so much fun designing and building our greenhouse...it has truly been a labor of love.

H constructed double doors (pink of course)  and then we added double screen doors (from Lowes).
There are two windows on the back wall , so there is good airflow with both doors and windows open.   We also have a large standing fan to add more air flow if we need it.

We decided to make the steps at each end of the porch rather than at the front of the porch.....reason?....I wanted that pretty headboard across the front......lol!




This is the potting table we made for  the greenhouse.   It is made from  a door and a few other spare parts...here is a link to that post if you would like to see how it was made....

 http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2014/03/potting-table-for-new-greenhouse.html
Last summer there was a large apple tree where the greenhouse is now....sadly, the tree died and we had to remove it.     

We considered planting grass where we took the tree out....but decided to put a greenhouse there instead.

You can see how bad the tree looked...H had been cutting dead limbs off of it for several years.    We took our daughter all the wood to burn in her fireplace.

H did all of the construction,  except for the few times that he needed me to be "extra" hands.
H used his airless sprayer to apply all the paint.   We bought this sprayer about 25 years ago to use on our rent houses...it still works wonderful.    Some of you may remember that H used it last year to paint all the brick on our house.

I have a garden angel on each side of the front doors.   They are made out of screen....(bought at Tuesday Morning.)
Here you can see the two sliding windows H put in the back wall of the greenhouse.

 I put my spring flags on the clothes line last week....there was one day the wind was so high,  I was surprised I didn't have to chase them clear into Texas....lol   (we live 8 miles from the Texas border)   

H built a shelf on this side of the greenhouse to put some pretties on.

He has the ground around the shelf tilled up and ready for me to plant my wildflower garden.

The greenhouse is just steps away from the sun room.   It will be so nice to walk out and get fresh tomatoes and herbs this summer and on into late fall.   Our winters are very mild here in New Mexico and I am hopeful that we can have fresh tomatoes year round....I'll have to wait and see!


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57 comments:

  1. Just wonderful!!!! What a great job H did and you as his assistant decorator! It is just darling! Fresh tomatoes here we come!

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  2. Wow Penny! It's a wonderful creation and I must admit, very stylishly done in pink. Way too charming. You have a very lovely home too! :)

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  3. The way you can decorate things is amazing. I see things in my mind and dream..you see things in your mind and they come true. I like yours way, WAY better.

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  4. That is the most beautiful greenhouse I have ever seen!!

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  5. PENNY!!!

    HOLY MOLY!!

    what a work of art to say the least!! It is stunning and like I said before...magazine quality!!
    H. is to be commended and praised for such an amazing job!!

    The Basket Raffle for our church starts today and the Craft Fair is in 3 weeks. I am trying to craft but have not had a chance to take down my V Day decorations yet!!!

    Thank goddness that Easter is late this year.....
    I may get decorated for Easter by then..

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  6. Penny-That is the cutest greenhouse I have ever seen. It is just darling. Your hubby (and you) did a great job together. LOVE those screen doors on the front. WHAT did you use for the clear panels on top? Is that glass or a polyurethane product of some kind...or something made just for green houses? The whole thing is just beautiful!!! xo Diana

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    1. First, I want to let you know how much I enjoy you stopping by my blog...makes my day! The roof is made of panels that we bought at Lowes that are made esp. for greenhouses.....a polyurethane type of product. Hugs, Penny

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  7. un vrai palais de princesse
    un paradis pour vous et les fleurs
    tendresse
    edith (iris)

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  8. Love, love, love! This is adorable! I want one!

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  9. I am speechless, and that doesn't happen often! Saying I love it and it's so very creative just doesn't convey how awesome it is! Of course I'm pinning it.

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  10. Oh Penny one could just look at your home and know that your greenhouse was going to be stunning - what a wonderful project, inside and out!

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  11. I'd love one like it. H did a great job!

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  12. Oh Penny you and the hubby never cease to amaze with your beautiful work. I love this shed it is the cutest shed ever. It just makes me smile to look at the pictures today. Beautiful job. Love this.
    Kris

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  13. Beautiful Penny! I love the details inside and out!!!! Sweet like candy!

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  14. Penny, you always add such special love in every project you do. This is just amazing and what a perfect place for that pretty pink headboard. It is all so pretty and just wait until those wildflowers come up!!..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  15. Oh wow, I would love one of those!! It turned out wonderfully! And ah....to have fresh tomatoes all year round...yummy!

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  16. Oh my word...that is absolutely stunning! I imagine you spend a LOT of time in there!!! Hope it's okay if I pin it!

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  17. this is just darling. your husband is a keeper! to make such a beautiful greenhouse for you!

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  18. Dreams come true...with you! You are amazing...the greenhouse is gorgeous, perfect and so sweet. Congratulations on your creative mind and on your fantastic husband.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  19. Out of this world !!!
    Talk about creativity - you are blessed with it indeed - that's one spectacular greenhouse!
    XOXO

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  20. Wow! Penny what an awesome greenhouse!!!! So very impressive! I love the shabby style of it too. I am your newest follower.. I hope you will stop by for a visit and maybe follow along with me too. Blessings!

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  21. Charming greenhouse, looks like it's out of a fairy tale!! Love those brackets outside, did you purchase those new? I've never seen any like that, very Victorian!!

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  22. What I want to know are you really going to use this as a greenhouse? To pretty!
    Joanne - Anne's Attic

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  23. Amazing. A greenhouse getaway! Pinned.

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  24. You are my hero! I know it was sad losing that tree, but you made something beautiful to enjoy rather than dwelling on it. I love your greenhouse! It is so cute.

    I'm your newest follower.

    Linking from Mod Mix Monday,
    Ricki Jill

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  25. Love love love this little treasure box!!! I'd be in it a lot! I'm so happy to see you having such a darling gingerbread potting shed. It couldn't be any sweeter. Are we all jealous? A bit... but we know where to come and see what's going on in the shed! Many blessings of growing beauty, Edie Marie

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  26. I am just thrilled with how this turned out!!! My two favorite colors too! You've given me ideas on what to do with our building...it is exactly like yours. I've been wanting to doll it up for years now and have so many wonderful old pieces in the garage to work with. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity...it has sparked mine!!!

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  27. Oh my! Now, THAT's a great greenhouse! Beautiful and fun. Thank you for sharing this. :) Gentle Joy

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  28. I saw your potting table and was waiting to see the greenhouse -- I REALLY like it :) Thank-you for sharing your talents and inspirations. I also found out the Tuesday Morning is near us!

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  29. Really pretty! Love the lay of the land...such a great greenhouse!

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  30. Penny, I saw this on FB and had to come over and check it all out, I didn't know you had a blog...I'm following you now. OK, this is so magazine worthy, someone will find you or you should submit it, Let me know if you need any help with that. I just love it, it's so fun to pick out elements in the design like the headboards....Fabulou!

    Carol

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  31. a great replacement for the tree; sorry it died. And I love the clothesline idea! {:-D

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  32. It looks awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. It's just too cute! Chrystal @ YUMeating.com (non blogger blog.) Stumbled on you through a link party.

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  35. Oh Penny, this is so beautiful, love it :) I need to paint my shed, love these colours :) thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays...

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  36. Penny this is just the most awesome greenhouse I've ever seen! I so want one too.
    Thanks for always sharing your wonderful home and blog with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.
    Angel

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  37. You two did a wonderful job on the greenhouse. Your yard looks so beautiful and inviting. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah

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  38. That is so cute! You all did an amazing job on it.

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  39. So cute...you did such a great job!

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  40. absolutely adorable! Love all the eye candy in the scenes of your yard! So cool....you obviously have a big personality!
    Love it!

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  41. You and H did a great job Penny. It has been Pennified for sure! All of the fun touches make it so unique. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  42. I LOVE your gorgeous green house, Penny! So very feminine and romantic.
    It will be a feature this week at WIW.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  43. Amazing Penny! So much charm and so many unique and special touches...so very creative! Love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday, always a pleasure having you!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  44. Oh, Penny this is absolutely charming - you two did an amazing job! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  45. oh my god I can't stand it ! this is totally fairy tale magic! Your hubby deserves and award for building you that little shed AND for the outside shelf! This IS a work of Art! I love it! You always have amazing things, but this is the cream of the crop for me! :D beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!

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  46. How cute! What a beautiful greenhouse you guys created! I'm featuring your greenhouse in this week's Power of Paint Party!

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  47. Penny you do have the knack of crating the most beautiful things! I just had to write a post and share with my readers.
    Check it out http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/index.php/a-dream-vintage-greenhouse-and-ww-continues/

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  48. Another wonderful project! You've been a busy, busy girl. Thanks so much for sharing this at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!

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  49. LOVE..LOVE THIS ..Now you give me ideas...do you have a picture of this outside of this..in its entirety ?

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  50. oh my goodness!!! lucky you - I know it was a lot of hard work, but how fabulous it is! You will be busy out there a lot this summer - i'm sure of it! thank you for sharing your darling garden house over here at this weeks Fishtail Cottage's Garden party! xoxo, tracie

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  51. Where ever..did you find those big corner heart scroll pieces...I would love...to find those..Thanks for sharing....

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  52. Penny it's gorgeous I love it. I love fresh product too. Makes Summer worth living.

    Come back next week to Green Thumb Thursday.

    Hugs,

    Valerie
    Cottage Making Mommy
    www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

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  53. Penny, I'm browsing around your blog on this rainy NE Oregon day. I love your greenhouse, and I'm pinning it. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to have something like this one day. (sigh) xxx ~ Nancy

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