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DIY Greenhouse Fall Tour

Hey, did y’all know that my dream of having a greenhouse came true this past spring? It was by far the most challenging and rewarding project we’ve ever tackled. I still just sit and stare at it because I can’t believe that it’s real. The structure is a combination of functioning greenhouse and She/Shed which makes it so much fun to decorate.

Today I’m excited to share my DIY Greenhouse Fall Tour with you. It was so much fun to pull from nature to decorate the greenhouse with fall persimmons and autumn leaves. You will also see a review of all the DIY projects that we’ve added since the greenhouse was built. I hope you love the selections as much as I do.

A little History First

During the month of May, 2020, my husband and I built my dream greenhouse from the ground up. We are not experienced builder’s and relied on several DIY tutorials to complete this project. You can see all the details and photo’s of the process here.

Welcome to The Greenhouse Fall Tour

Today’s tour begins as we approach the greenhouse from the flower garden side. A few summer blooms are still hanging on and I’m reluctant to remove them just yet.

Since we rarely enter the greenhouse from the front porch, I decided to fill the porch with pumpkins, bird house and fall flowers. In addition, some autumn leaves and fall berries were gathered to add a cozy fall feel.

Enter the Greenhouse

The inside is filled with thrift store and DIY finds, as well as, family heirlooms such as the vintage quilt, which previously belonged to my mom.

The 8 foot table was almost left behind in one of my dad’s old shop buildings. Thankfully, we took a second look and rescued it just in the nick of time.

The Apothecary Cabinet

The favorite DIY Project besides the Greenhouse itself, is the Apothecary Cabinet made from a 16 cube IKEA cabinet. You can only tell what it’s original origin was upon close inspection. You can see the before and after’s here.

I have loved filling the greenhouse with thrift store bargains such as this lovely amber vase. It’s one I actually walked away from originally. When I couldn’t get it off my mind, I went back without a lot of hope that it would still be there. Thankfully, it was not only there, but the price was reduced.

Foraged Centerpiece for Greenhouse Table

The persimmons are so plentiful this year and after seeing the limbs hanging low with fruit, I decided they would make a perfect centerpiece arrangement along with the thrift store vase. Because I love free fall decor, here are some other free ways to decorate for fall.

More work to do around the Greenhouse

Although you can see that some flowers are still blooming outside the greenhouse, the plan is to increase the number of flowers substantially by next Spring and Summer.

Copper Accessories make the garden shine.

Planning Area

Here you can see the primitive desk where I’m keeping a record of what I’m planting and what I hope to add next year.

The vintage metal ladder is perfect for holding plants, bird houses and other fall decor.

Other DIY Projects for The Greenhouse

Here, you can see two more DIY projects that we’ve added to the DIY Greenhouse. The potting table is made from windows that were not needed in the construction of the greenhouse and two porch posts from another project. You can see how it was constructed here.

In addition, the DIY Rustic Ladder is a recent project that I shared with you just last week. If you missed the details, you can see them here.

Garden Tools

A free chandelier from Habitat for Humanity Restore, adds to the charm of the greenhouse desk.

Vintage tool boxes, copper watering can and a diy cloche will make room for plants in the coming months.

The DIY Greenhouse Tour at Night

Although the greenhouse doesn’t have any electricity, there is plenty of solar power. All the subdued evening lights are powered by the sun.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you!

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Jennifer Dynys

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Your blog is so beautiful and inspiring! I have big greenhouse dreams myself! I even have a large window we just need time! If you have a minute on Friday, I would love for you to join us at the Embracing Home and Family Link Party!

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Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Jennifer, Thank you for stopping by. Best of Luck with your greenhouse. If it hadn't been for covid, I would probably still be dreaming. My husband couldn't travel and all his projects were shut down so we were able to devote 100% of our time to building. I'll definitely check out your link party. Thanks. Rachel

Rebecca Payne

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

i just simply love your post.

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Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Rebecca, I really appreciate this. Thanks for stopping by. Rachel


Tuesday 13th of October 2020

Rachel- your greenhouse- Be still my heart ! Amazing. The arrangement in your thrift store vase= perfection. Laura

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Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Laura, I really appreciate your sweet encouragement! Thanks for stopping by. Rachel

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Sunday 11th of October 2020

I just love your greenhouse Rachel! I am so happy that you gave us this amazing tour!

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Monday 12th of October 2020

Kim, It was so fun to join you and the other ladies this past week. Rachel


Saturday 10th of October 2020

Rachel the green house looks amazing! I can't wait to have one like yours someday! xoxoxo

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Saturday 10th of October 2020

Stacy, I really appreciate this.