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How To Create The Perfect She Shed, Home Office In A Weekend

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a space of your very own? Yup me too. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the Christie boys, they are my entire world.

Some days I just want a little break from league points and transfer fees. Just 10 minutes or so to concentrate on my work, meet that deadline before shutting away my work space and giving my family my undivided attention. 

We don’t have room in our little country home for such a space. I have a lovely work area, but it’s not private or peaceful. And I can’t shut it away.  But I do have room in the garden for such a haven.

Recently comparethemarket.com showed me just how easy it is to achieve such peace and solitude in ones garden in a weekend and create the perfect outdoor home office, otherwise known as the she shed.

With a simple garden shed and a little creativity it is so easy to create the perfect she shed in no time at all. Somewhere to keep all of my craft things, to be able to work on a scrap booking project and leave it out over night without the risk of artistic customisation from Joe. He always has a unique way of improving such things, and feels he is most often right in all things art and craft. Joe is also very helpful, so craft projects really do need to be kept out of his helpful reach.

Painting my garden office with grey and green paint extraordinarychaos.com

Creating an ombré pain effect on my outdoor office shed extraordinarychaos.com

A small roller used to create an Ombré pain effect on my garden home office extraordinarychaos.com

A couple of weeks ago I head to London to see my very own dream she shed come to life with the team from comparethemarket.com

It was a wonderful experience but odd because the team so wanted to keep it a surprise right up until the grand reveal. This meant I was not allowed to peek, not even a tiny bit. And do you know what I surprised myself?

I am generally good at such things I love surprises. I am one of those people who would never ever peek at gifts under the tree. But when you are in the vicinity and so much excitement and buzz is going on around you? That takes some resolve.

However in my quest for a lovely surprise I held strong and did not peek once. And I am so glad I didn’t as the grand reveal was amazing, the whole design and layout was perfect. The team got it just right. A place for my craft things, a place to blog, even a snuggly rug for Toby, who lets face it follows me everywhere and they didn’t leave him out. And a little gin bar so I could have a cheeky gin and watch the sun set over the countryside. I LOVED IT!

Up Cycling Palette Boxes To Make Furniture

A finished Garden Office decorated with up-cycled furniture extraordinarychaos.com

Up cycling pallet's into a garden sofa and decorating an outdoor shed extraordinarychaos.com

The Perfect She Shed And Creating A Little Space For Me extraordinarychaos.com

Photographing my outdoor home office redesigned from a garden shed extraordinarychaos.com

The interior of my garden office, crafting room, with up cycled furniture extraordinarychaos.com

An outdoor crafting area in my garden office, made from a garden shed extraordinarychaos.com

Ornamental Gold Pineapple in my out door garden office extraordinarychaos.com

Up cycled palette gin bar in my outdoor home office extraordinarychaos.com

Pretty home office made from a garden shed extraordinarychaos.com

Crafting area made with wire baskets in my home office shed extraordinarychaos.com

An outdoor craft room an office made form a shed and up cycled pallet's extraordinarychaos.com

Crafting Ribbon in my new crafting room extraordinarychaos.com

Plants in an outdoor home office extraordinarychaos.com

Check out the little video to see how quick and easy it is to make your own space.  It’s the perfect weekend project. Sometimes we put things off because they appear to be harder than we think don’t we? When actually this is such simple little project.

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  1. 25th May 2017 / 9:23 pm

    That’s amazing Sarah I absolutely love it! Who’d have thought you could have a little piece of you in a garden shed, the little gin bar is fab, and something I think I could do myself what a great project for the summer ?Xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      29th May 2017 / 6:12 pm

      I know its a great project Mandy and I just loved being involved x

  2. Teresa Harrison
    25th May 2017 / 10:04 pm

    I’m one step in front of you there cuz lol I’ve had my she shed for a bit now xx

    • SarahJChristie
      29th May 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Oh have you, I will have to visit and drink gin with you x

  3. 27th May 2017 / 12:21 pm

    It’s such an amazing idea. I would love a she shed. It looks like such a lovely little haven to get some peace and quiet and it’s so beautiful too!

    • SarahJChristie
      29th May 2017 / 6:14 pm

      How cool is it, I would have loved to bring it home it was so cool x

  4. 27th May 2017 / 8:11 pm

    LOVE THIS Sarah, and my best friend is currently in the process of creating her own She Shed in her garden. Completely sums up everything about you, and love that Toby still gets a look in. No man humans allowed though x

    • SarahJChristie
      29th May 2017 / 6:18 pm

      No no man humans they would just contaminate it with sport ha ha, xx

  5. 28th May 2017 / 12:10 am

    how utterly awesome! Saw your pics on instagram and am totally in awe of your fabulous shed! love it! xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      29th May 2017 / 6:22 pm

      I know it is so cool isnt it and just how I would have done it too Rebecca x

  6. 29th May 2017 / 10:38 pm

    It looks amazing, Sarah. And so perfect for you. It must have been so much fun seeing your ideas and likes brought to life. Such a cool shed.

    • SarahJChristie
      5th June 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Ah thanks so much Rachel, it was so great to see what they came up with and how they were able to get my personality just right x

  7. 1st June 2017 / 4:56 am

    Hi Sarah, I am officially jealous, I keep dropping massive hints about creating a workspace for me in an old caravan or shed. Your She-Shed looks lovely and I hope you are the only one with a key or I can see your space being invaded. For now, I have to make do with getting up early and doing my stuff before anyone else gets up.


    • SarahJChristie
      5th June 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Ha ha wouldn’t that be fab Debbie omg a caravan would be amazing thing of what you could do with that, it could be a real crafting haven x

    • SarahJChristie
      13th June 2017 / 9:44 pm

      Isn’t it just gorgeous so well designed x

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