The Greenhouse

This is a little project I’ve been working on in my spare time. “Little” quickly morphed into something much larger. I guess that’s what happens when you get more windows than you expect, you don’t draw out a plan ahead of time, and you’re still a bit shell-shocked from surviving your first winter in New England; you just pick up your cordless screwdriver when the sun comes out and go to town.

Some items from my freebie pile for the build:


The shell of the greenhouse:


And then…


Why yes, winter is hanging on that much that the daffodils are only now blooming. AT THE END OF APRIL. Sigh.

The garage door roof is perfect for flipping a side back for ventilation.


I may be the only person in America growing corn right now.


(I may be building a greenhouse, but I never claimed to have any skills at “greenhousing.”)


EVERYTHING was repurposed, from the trim to the paint to the windows to the door. Hopefully this makes you think twice about something you’re considering tossing. You never know what you could build with all of that stuff until you take some time to…build.

I haven’t been inspired to write much as of late.  Technology often overwhelms this gen-X-er, and being a small business owner requires you to do a lot of technological stuff for marketing. (BOO.)  If you want to still follow my work in photos even if there isn’t some random story to accompany a piece, please click on the Instagram tab on my site.

I’ll be back soon! Promise.



About Mel

My name is Mel, and I spend my time living, working and playing on the east coast. I'm a reclaimed wood artist who loves to continually find ways to repurpose wood and give it new life. "Nature Calls: Reclaimed Wood Designs" is my business dedicated to doing that! Thanks for stopping by!
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