We love the idea of the backyard shed as peaceful getaway, like Lisa's beautiful cottage in Port Orchard, Washington, built and decorated with recycled materials. Click through o see more of Lisa's shed.

Sunset featured Lisa's shed as a kind of "playhouse" for her ideas; she says that combing through salvage gave her endless inspiration. The shed door, from a torn-down church, and cost $5. Much of the little details, like the candelabra hanging below a window, were garage sale finds. A loveseat inside the shed is an old ferris wheel chair, and the interior ceiling is draped in muslin (purchased on "triple clearance") for a flowy, romantic effect. Check out Sunset's website and the Fresh Dirt blog for the whole story.

(Images: William P. Wright and Sharon Cohoon for Sunset)

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