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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Greenhouse - Metamorphosis Monday

We had your ordinary walk-out basement area which didn't get used as a patio area because it was too dark and there was no breeze. So, when we added a sunroom on the deck above, we enclosed the walk-out and converted it into usable greenhouse space. I have a greenhouse which was placed on one end of our storage shed when it was built but when I watered plants in there during the winter, it was so crowded I would have to move plants out to get to others to water - let alone have an area for working on plants. I really needed more greenhouse space. We put in a ceiling; painted the flooring; added lots of lighting and brought in some of the plants.


























Below are the "after" pictures. We revamped my old door - another "door project" - by adding the shelf on top.


I had found wooden brackets for the shelf at Lowe's but they didn't look right so I went to a local antique store and they had reproduction metal ones just like I wanted CHEAPER than Lowe's wooden ones.





I plan on adding more plants. I'm waiting for the weather to warm-up to move them from the other greenhouse.



I now have seed planting space and room for a lighting system. I have some seeds going now and plan on adding more.

Be sure to visit Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for the other make-over projects for Metamorphosis Monday. You'll see some great ideas which may inspire you.

13 comments:

santamaker said...

Wonderful way to use that space. I'm sure you can't wait for spring to try it out.

KBeau said...

Great way to gain some much needed space.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Very clever, I really like what you've accomplished.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I love your greenhouse. If only I had a green thumb!

Martha said...

I envy you your greenhouse-- sigh --

Bo said...

Hi Pammiejo...I didn't realize until just now that you are a Master Gardener...fantastic! You are lucky to have the space you enclosed for your extra greenhouse area. The revamped door is so cute!
;-) Bo

Knitty said...

That was a good way to use that space!

Maryrose said...

Great makeover. How nice to have a beautiful place to play with your plants. Thanks for sharing, Maryrose

cindee said...

I love how you redid your space! The door is great!! I love things like that!

Scribbler said...

This is wonderful -- especially the old door! I would love a greenhouse -- maybe I wouldn't kill everything...

Scribbler

Shelia said...

Oh, I love what you did! It's so charming and inviting! I'm sure you're enjoying it so much!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rhondi said...

What a great transforamtion and how ownderful to have a greenhouse! I noticed in your profile that you are a master gardener. I'm not but I have lots of friends who are and I volunteer in the nursery at a beautiful garden called Wing Haven. If you're ever in Charlotte NC you must visit it.
Rhondi

Cass said...

What a wonderful way to transform that space! Great choices in materials. Lucky plants!

I wish I had as green a thumb!

Cass