Pieced Pastimes: Our New-Old Outbuilding with a Hidden Secret

Monday, October 7, 2019

Our New-Old Outbuilding with a Hidden Secret

Our home has underground wiring and due to the length, it required an electrical panel to be placed along the way. This was a thorn in darling hubbies side and he knew he had to come up with something to hide the panel. His ideas came to fruition with this 'new - old' building.


His plan was to make a structure that looked as if it's been here for many years, and I think he nailed it!


Weathered barn boards, rusted corrugated roofing and old windows were his materials of choice.


He built it beside his shop and then moved the completed building into position.


Careful planning helped to make for a perfect fit.


Rusty hardware was used for the door handle.


The electric panel is hidden within the walls, just as he intended.


Window boxes were filled with foraged plants.


This little building serves as a reminder that most, if not all challenges can be overcome with careful thought and consideration. The original desire to camouflage the electric box was achieved and we gained a sense of history along the way.






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12 comments:

  1. A cute building. I love all the rustic details. Very well planned out.

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    1. Thanks Thelma! I love it too! Hubby did a great job. 😊

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  2. How clever, such a brilliant design to hide that panel away! Such a clever hubby, and the addition of the flower box makes it so pretty.

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I turned out to be the perfect way to turn a negative into a positive. The flower boxes were a last minute addition and I will have fun keeping them filled. 😊

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  3. How clever! And it looks like it was there always!

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  4. I love underground wiring and that's a perfect solution! It fits in so well with your surroundings.

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    1. Thanks Rita! The building worked out to be the magic formula for us! 😊

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  5. Wow, it really does look like it's been there for decades! Very clever solution and so well executed with attention to detail.

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    1. Thanks Marie! One of my favorite things about this new-old building is that it looks like it's been here for many years. 😊

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