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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.

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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Saturday 4th of June 2022

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Tuesday 10th of May 2022

Just like you, this post is adorable. Love your style (especially those pants!) and how creative and crafty you are. Thanks for posting this!


Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Cindy, I really appreciate these sweet compliments. You are so welcome.


Saturday 7th of May 2022

I'm new to your blog and really enjoying reading back postings. I love your greenhouse and the great ideas for decorating one. Can you tell me how you were able to save your geraniums from last year? Thank you.


Saturday 7th of May 2022

Betsy, I'm so glad you have joined me. Thanks for your sweet comments about the greenhouse. Here is the post on how to over winter geraniums.

Heather Krout

Saturday 7th of May 2022

Rachel I just LOVE your greenhouse! It’s so inspiring and makes me want to turn our daughters treehouse into a she shed for me!! Your beautiful pictures are so inspiring!


Saturday 7th of May 2022

Heather, I'm so glad you like it. It has been so fun to decorate each season.

Deborah Crowe

Saturday 7th of May 2022

I love everything you do. Fantastic. I noticed the frayed jeans you are wearing. I love them. Did you make the fraying yourself? You have inspired me to make a pair. Thank you!


Saturday 7th of May 2022

Deborah, Yes I did that. Just cut the jean and wash to get this look.


Saturday 7th of May 2022

Deborah, Yes, I did that myself. The key is to cute the jeans to the desired length of fray and then wash them. The frayed ends will curl and look cute.