Steve in Augusta Co, VA turned a 14x20 Storage Shed into a "Store-In-A-Shed."
He has created a charming General Store museum. Walking through the door is like stepping back in time. Steve has been collecting antiques for years. Some he picked up at antique or thrift stores, others were given to him by friends who knew his hobby. And now he's taken this storage building and created a place full of pieces of the past that both young and old enjoy.
The variety of items displayed is fascinating. On the counter is a rotating wheel cheese slicer. Next to it is a tobacco plug cutter. Close by is the antique cash register with it's unmistakable ring as the drawer is opened. Just inside the door is an innovative piece of furniture: a folding combination chair, step stool, and ironing board. Not far away is a vintage Coca Cola cooler. Behind the counter is a whole shelf full of tobacco products, a shelf of health remedies, and another of coffee. There are needles and matches, pens and razor blades, canned goods and gardening tools -- and a host of other items.
Steve painted the interior and added a ceiling after the 14x20 building was delivered. Some friends helped him build shelves. He'll be adding his recently acquired antique sign (Stevens Groceries) to the outside soon. After years of collecting and storing his antiques in boxes, he's glad to have a place where both he and those who stop by can enjoy them.