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9 DIY Greenhouse Decor Ideas & Summer Tour

9 DIY Greenhouse Decor Ideas & Summer Tour

It’s hard to believe the Greenhouse has been finished for over a year. 2020 was all about projects in and around the greenhouse. This year it is still a work in progress.

9 DIY Greenhouse Decor Ideas & Summer Garden Tour is a look at all the projects and how the greenhouse looks after one year. The space has been filled with DIY projects and vintage treasures, to create a cozy she shed/garden shed feel.

In addition, I’m joining with some of my favorite Greenhouse owners, who are also sharing their Summer Greenhouse & Garden Tours. If you are joining me from the amazing Azure Farm, isn’t Annette’s tour wonderful.

If you are new to my blog, welcome! I’m a wanna be gardener and I’m working hard to catch up with my talented friends here! My husband and I built our greenhouse last spring with a little google help. It was the biggest DIY challenge we have ever attempted and I still can’t believe we did it.

We live at the end of a long dirt road, over looking 3 ponds and pastures filled with cattle. I’m so glad you stopped by and I hope you’ll join me on all our down sizing, thrifting, DIY, decorating & gardening adventures.

Welcome to the Greenhouse – How to Build a DIY Greenhouse Blog Post here.

DIY Greenhouse Garden Ideas

Welcome to the DIY Greenhouse Summer Garden Tour!

The entrance to the greenhouse is on the side, which leaves the front porch open for me to decorate seasonally. You may notice that field stones were used as steps and foundation for the greenhouse. These were gathered from our surrounding pastures.

Today, the front porch holds a DIY Terra Cotta Pot Wreath that I shared earlier this spring. You can see how to make this easy wreath here.

The sweet concrete angel is from a recent Thrifting With The Gals adventure and the bistro table is a perfect spot to enjoy the view.

A vintage wheel barrow, rescued from my dad’s old trash pile, will soon be over flowing with these recently planted geraniums & petunias. I divided and saved my geraniums from last summer. They survived the winter and I have several free containers to spread around the property this summer.

Saving my geraniums from last summer has saved me a lot of money this year. Best Tips to Save Plants Overwinter can be seen here.

Vintage and DIY Decor

The center of the greenhouse is filled with a 8 foot long table, which is another rescued piece, from my dad’s old shop. The solar powered chandelier is a repurposed thrift store find and you can see the before and after on How to Repurpose a Chandelier!

The table is draped with a vintage quilt from my family! It’s very old and fragile, so I like to use it while I can. You may remember, the copper boiler pot was a surprise from my husband, after a recent thrifting trip.

I have so many ideas for the copper pot but today it holds two gorgeous hydrangeas, that I hope to add to my garden soon.

This corner is filled with vintage and thrift store finds. The desk and chair are from The French Farmer’s Wife – Spring Barn Sale, last year. The ironstone wall planter is a lucky purchase from GoodWill. However, the best deal was this cute chandelier which was FREE from the Habitat for Humanity Restore.

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The rustic planter is one of the two, I snagged last year at Spade & Broom, a local, weekend only, vintage shop.

DiY Projects to fill the DIY Greenhouse or She Shed

As soon as construction was completed on the DIY Greenhouse, we began repurposing items for the greenhouse decor. I’m sharing several previously published tutorials below. If you missed the original post, just click on the highlighted links for all the details.

My very favorite piece is an IKEA Hack, which is now a great DIY Faux Apothecary Cabinet. I wanted the greenhouse to serve as a she shed as well as garden shed. The added decor gives it the cozy atmosphere I wanted.

Next, we built the Easy DIY Potting Table, using windows and porch posts that were not needed for the greenhouse itself.

Above the potting table you can see an Easy Rustic Ladder that we made to hang baskets and plants from. Below the table you will spot the other end of the porch posts. They are now cute, rustic birdhouses. See how we made them here.

In addition, I also made a gardening apron using a tea towel and ticking fabric. It’s perfect for holding the garden tools as I attempt to keep my garden in order.

Garden views

The greenhouse was constructed using 8 sets of reclaimed glass french doors. They all open outward to allow a good cross breeze inside the greenhouse. In addition, it allows for a great view of the flower beds and birdbath.

I’m looking forward to sharing more with you as the beds fill in.

The view from the other side of the greenhouse includes both vegetable and flower beds. The rescued iron bed and porch railings are perfect for climbing flowers and plants. See Cheap & Easy Raised Garden Beds tutorial here. In addition, we quickly threw together a Reclaimed Wood Garden Obelisk, last week, to keep the tomatoes off the ground. I have several little tomatoes and squash. I can’t wait for the fresh veggies to come in.

Oops, I think that’s actually 10 DIY projects but who’s counting?

I hope you are enjoying the tour so far. Up next is Jen from The Flowering Farmhouse and I know you are going to enjoy her tour. Below are links to all the other ladies joining me today and you can click on the highlighted names to continue the tour.

Jen at The Flowering Farmhouse. * /*. Kim at Shiplap & Shells * /. *. Annette at Azure Farm

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I really appreciate your support and comments.

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MaryJo Materazo

Friday 2nd of July 2021

love, Love, LOVE everything about this. The fact that you & hubby built it together is even more perfect. I love all the vintage goodness you have included. I have total greenhouse envy and I will live intravenously thru you until I can get one on my property. Gardening goals for sure! Thanks for the inspiration and eye candy! πŸ’›πŸ€©. XO- MaryJo

Friday 2nd of July 2021

MaryJo, Thank you for these sweet compliments and I really appreciate you for taking the time to stop by.


Wednesday 30th of June 2021

First, I love all of your ideas and how overly fantastic your greenhouse looks. Second, your creativity blows me away. Third, did you make those adorable cropped jeans?! They are so stinkin' cute! I know everyone you come in contact with during the day must say how fun and cute your are. Love this post and will be featuring it at Farmhouse Friday. Thanks for linking up and always supporting us. We greatly appreciate it!

Friday 2nd of July 2021

Cindy, You are just so supportive and kind. I did make the jeans! I appreciate you so much.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Friday 11th of June 2021

So many wonderful things in your greenhouse Rachel! I only wish I had the room to do fun things like you. Thank you for the inspiration.

Friday 11th of June 2021

Awww Kim, Your greenhouse and gardens are my favorite. Everything is gorgeous.

Julie Briones

Thursday 10th of June 2021

Dang, girl! So many wonderful ideas for a summer greenhouse! I LOVE that ironstone wall planter! What a find!

Friday 11th of June 2021

Julie, I love that planter too. Thanks for stopping by.

Traci J

Thursday 10th of June 2021

Such a beautiful place - I am in awe of your creations! Love how you style and create in your pretty greenhouse. You can tell how much you love it.

Friday 11th of June 2021

Traci, It is really a labor of love. I have wanted one for so long. Thanks for your support and encouragement.