Yesterday we got our first and most likely last snowfall of the entire season. It’s been crazy how warm it’s been this year. We woke up to our little greenhouse on the west coast covered in white snow, and it look so magical, I had to snap a photo.
Little Greenhouse on the Westcoast
This greenhouse was a dream of Glen’s at the start of 2020. He wanted to source all materials for free and build it all himself.
He started planning it in the spring of 2020, and then in summer, and he started to level out the ground and build the foundation and the wood structure. In October, we went to Salt Spring Island and picked up all the glass for 50.00, which was a STEAL.
For the actual structure, Glen has to put the last piece on the roof. Then we will start doing the final details. We will be painting it white, shiplapping the inside for added warmth, building a door, bricking the floor and putting moulding on the outside structure to make it look more finished.
To date, this project has only cost us 250.00 as Glen had to get glass cut at angles for the back of the greenhouse.
As you can see in the above photo, the shingles have paint on them as Glen reused old shingles. We originally wanted to sand them down, but we both aren’t fond of greyed-out cedar. So we will be painting the structure white and sealing it.
Everywhere that there isn’t glass, we will be insulating and adding shiplap. All the wood needs to be sanded down, and the windows need to be clean, but we both couldn’t be happier with how it’s turning out.
Our Inspiration for the Little Greenhouse on The Westcoast
We originally saw a photo on Better House and Gardens of a white greenhouse that Glen built our structure from. There’s a ton of tutorials online, and once Glen got the basics down, he just built everything out of his head. He’s a total dreamboat and is so talented.
I envision the greenhouse white with flowers and bushes around it like this, making it feel so whimsical and magical in spring and summer.
For the floor, we will be bricking it like this. Not only is it really cheap, but it’s durable.
Over the next few months, we’ll be kicking this up into high gear so we can complete it by Spring. Follow along on my Instagram to watch the progress.