Brooklyn, MIHer story:
"When my husband and I moved into our home, in 2001, we inherited its sad, lonely shed. But while planning my new hosta garden, I saw that the outbuilding had potential as a focal point in the center of all that leafy green. So I mapped out a renovation plan, including lots of windows and salvaged materials; reusing old things is a passion of mine.
"My talented carpenter (and cousin) Kraig and I worried that we wouldn’t find enough vintage windows to make an impact, but we got a lucky break. Driving along one day, we came across a guy who was replacing all the beautiful wavy-glass casements on his 1920s cottage. He let us take them for free.
Take a video tour of this winning shed
Salvaged windows and a gabled porch addition give the exterior a cottage look. A hanging daybed inside provides a charming perch for relaxing.