13 June 2011

Presenting: Nao's shed

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So here it is!...Nao's completed shed! You can see the first stage of the build here.
After a lot of umming and ahhring, we decided to move the whole thing to the other side of the garden!
I took these pictures today as it is the first day working in his shed.
As you can see, Nao likes to repair old leather bags that we find in the flea markets. He came to Britain when he was just 18 and studied shoemaking at Cordwainers {although he gave up without finishing the course} but he still loves working with leather.

The shed itself is a bog standard 4 x 6 ft {same as mine} but is a different layout with the door on the wide section and the windows at the end. He painted the walls white and the floor is a very light grey.




He attached a pole underneath a shelf for hanging and storing leather satchels and Gladstones can sit on the top. Some of these will be appearing for sale in The Bucket Tree.
The table he rescued from our garden, he sanded it down and uses it as his work bench.


The lamp has yet to be renovated! but it looks great none the less.



He found an old bag full of leather straps and handles in the market recently which he has been oiling and polishing today, we think they may be from horse saddles.



I especially love the lion knocker! The old brick by the door is stamped with the letter 'N'!
He painted the outside in grey and sanded it down slightly and then put a coat of wax over the top. A lot of work but the finish is really nice and mat.

Now that the shed has been moved to the other side of the garden, the view from my shed now looks like this...



























Now we are officially Mr & Mrs Shed! {you can see more of my shed here and here}

52 comments:

  1. That is a mighty fine shed. Love the idea of little shed craft/work rooms.

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  2. What a fantastic little shed. I couldn't be without my shed - it is my little haven - check it out here ... http://vintage-jane.blogspot.com/2011/04/peace.html I love all the leather bits in Nao's - when I was a child my dad used to work in a leather factory and he would ocassionally bring home scraps of leather for me to make things with. I loved the smell. He also brought home the odd porcupine quill that he found stuck in the hides!

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  3. Stunning sheds. Would love to take a good look around. Fascinating bits and bobs. Thank you for sharing. x

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  4. Good God you two! It looks brilliant- both so very stylish.

    Shed swoon.

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  5. Could the two of you be any more gorgeous? Binary shed perfection.

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  6. This is grand. I got excited when I read the title of this post as I've been curious as to how Nao's shed would turn out. Now I want a shed of my own!

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  7. Looks great Mr & Mrs Shed! I may need one of these in my life!

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  8. I have never seen such stylish sheds!A place for everything too!
    Wonderful!
    Rachel x

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  9. Wonderful! You don't want to come and put one up in my garden , do you - LOL! Perfect, really.

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  10. niceday4asulk13.6.11

    I have serious shed envy. What a success!
    Gaelle

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  11. I have serious shed envy. What a success!
    Gaelle

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  12. Beautiful! I doubt there's anything sweeter than his and her sheds.

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  13. oh dear! so nice! finally its ready! i love the chair and the table lamp!

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  14. I love the contrast between the two sheds -- they couldn't be more polar opposites, his and hers, but somehow thanks to that sanded-down, crafty look, they both look like they belong together. So sweet!

    I hope you're just giving the lamp a clean, and not painting it or anything...vintage Anglepoises fetch hundreds nowadays!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. What a nice idea to add some workspace to your current living space! I wish I had one too! And these bags - just stunning! I am kind of obsessed of vintage leather!

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  17. A good friend of mine is making a small event based around sheds.
    It's free and should be funny and sweet.
    Take a peek http://emely.wikispaces.com/Fivesheds

    I don't think any of the sheds will be so splendidly World-of-Interiors as yours mind, they look stunning.

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  18. Love it! Especially the donkeys.

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  19. Absolutely incredible! And so inspiring! And so vintage and country like! Love both sheds! You guys rock!

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  20. Seriously seriously COOL! You are now envied TWICE as much around the globe by all those souls searching for a shed to call their own! Love it!!

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  21. I'm not gonna lie, im pretty jealous of your sheds! I love how they match! xx

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  22. I love this!! so adorable!!! Can't wait for more posts from your shed!

    --julie

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  23. Oh, I love the his and hers! What wonderful places to work!

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  24. hi! i found you through popytalk and i adore both your sheds : ) thanks for sharing so beautiful, lovely and practiacal ideas. i`ll be visiting : )

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  25. Anonymous14.6.11

    I think it's time you write a lifestyle book!
    Katherine x

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  26. Very cool! Looks like your leather straps might be nosebands from horses bridles! X

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  27. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Shed! Amazing labours of love, and what a great spot for the donkey painting to live :)

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  28. Oh now my jealousy is of the scale, enjoy! x

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  29. Sophy15.6.11

    You two are so stylish! I love how they go together but Nao's is so much more masculine and minimalist. How do you heat them up in winter though? xox

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  30. How wonderful! We took our shed down as it filled up the whole of our garden...but now we have shed envy! Wish that we were as tidy as you two! x

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  31. I am a shed to my wish list. I'll have my garage for now though.

    Looks good, Nao!

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  32. Oh you guys are wonderful, I love every thing but the lion knocker is a real gem!
    Well done Nao can I suggest to add chic to Mr and Mrs Shed? I believe that yours are the most beautiful sheds in the country!

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  33. Perfection, I love your sheds!

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  34. Wow. Lovely.
    I agree with Katherine.

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  35. I love your his and hers sheds - Nao's shed is every bit as cool as yours. Lisa:)

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  36. Both your sheds are gorgeous....I have persuaded husband to computer and said..'I want one of those..please!'

    You are 2 clever cookies!

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  37. I love your sheds - they are awesome. Nao's donkey painting is brilliant, thanks for shed sharing this.
    A xxx

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  38. Absolutely amazingly lovely! They compliment each other beautifully (just like the two of you)! Enjoy your sheds! x

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  39. Dear Artemis, the furniture in both your sheds is amazing. I know you got it all at various flea markets and I just keep wondering why I never find anything like this. For instance, the white two-level console in your shed, it's a dream for a balcony! And that garden chair in Nao's shed... I keep drooling over those pictures!
    Greetings from the country of allegedly great flea markets!

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  40. Beautiful workspaces, and I just love the lion knocker.

    Also those satchels are amazing! I have a thing about satchels.

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  41. What a transformation, both sheds look gorgeous and nice places for working, in summer!! because i am thinking of doing the same in my garden but I know I won't be able to sue it for most of the time, I might still paint it and make it nice, just for shooting things.
    nice day!!
    Marga

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  42. Both of you with your sheds, it's so lovely! The seem to represent each of you too! :)

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  43. Wow it's lovely, leather and wood are good companions too.
    Is Nao going to enter his shed into the shed of the year competition!?

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  44. What a perfect hide away you both got there. Congratulations!!

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  45. I loveddd the donkeys painting, also the door knocker detail. Have fun and be happy in your sheds dear friends.

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  46. You guys have the coolest sheds I've ever seen! I am dreaming of a shed (although slightly bigger perhaps) for working on my props. I love all the detail you've put in too, great work!

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  47. Wonderful, I love your space!

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  48. such an inspiring space to work in. i love the organic feel to it. Wish I had a space like that to work in!

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  49. Just wanted to say, that those leathers you found in the bag are Curb Straps and they come from Horse bridles.

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