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Recently, our neighbors decided to build a new garden building and wanted to pitch their old one which was 20+ years old. We said..."please don't pitch it, we will take it"! They tore it down and moved it over and we rebuilt it in our garden.
I want to preface this whole thread by saying that what my husband and the neighbors did for me was probably the nicest, most unselfish and generous things ever done for me, not only in friendship, but in support of my dreams. They are the best!
So one day a couple of weeks ago, we started in (that is my sweetie in the shorts):
and up it went
It still needs a little bit of trim work, tar paper/roof work, and bits and pieces, but it is weather proof and usable.
Jodi Henry gave me the sign "Pyromaniac at play" and it is now proudly displayed in the front window....THANKS JODI!!!!
This is the inside from the back corner looking out towards the front door.
The neighbors also gave me the cute pink flowered priscilla curtains, the corner sitting bank, small table, 2 chairs, and a corner hutch. This corner is my "construction" table where I plan on putting things together, making jewelry, etc.
It is so roomy that I also am moving my sewing/embroidery things out there. I went to IKEA and found the clock, the picture frames, and the 4 drawer chest. Gotta love that IKEA! I framed some beautiful pictures from my best friend, Desiree (she does flowers and nature stuff), plus some prints from Hans Werner Sahm....his art really speaks to me. If you don't know his art, check out https://www.sahm-bilder.com/
I still have to add an exhaust fan above my torch table, but other than that, it ROCKS!
Anyway, thanks for looking - I love having my own "space" and knowing how I received this beautiful gift truly touched my heart. I am working on my website, but my studio is called "Beadles".
It's great!!! Congrats on such a great gift!
OMG that is so awsome!!!! very lucky girl, what a great sweety and great neighbors!
Sue in Maine
You have a fantastic home away from home there. It looks so peaceful. I am glad you shared both the pictures and the story with us.
You have great neighbors and a great guy in your life! =D>
All the best,
Thank you for sharing your pictures. It looks Great. You'll have lots of fun.
And its so nice to have awesome neighbors.
Congrats on your new studio! Great neighbors and hubby too!
You are a lucky gal! What a wonderful space to create in and looks like you have lots of lovely green around you outside.
Yes, I think I am very lucky....and very blessed with wonderful people around me!
So far, I am very comfortable in my space. Tunes, tools, great light, and munchies stashed! HA!
Wow! That is such a cozy little studio! What nice neighbors you have!
Wonderful! That is awesome! They were going to throw that away? Amazing!
You are truly BLESSED! \\:D/
OMG that is ADORABLE! Congratulations!
What wonderful neighbors! That is gorgeous! I can't believe they wanted to throw it away!!!
That is totally cool! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :-)
The hut was 20+ years old and some of the roof boards had to be replaced since some had rotted. It isn't perfect - although there was alot of love and care put into its rebuilding. You can see daylight in some of the corners inside - it isn't airtight or insulated, but IT'S MINE! HA!
I restained it - it really needed it. Put alot of coats on the boards which were new as that really soaked it in.
I really am in love with it - it is cozy as some of you have said. I crank up the CD player and va va voom - super.
LOVE your studio. It is charming and cozy, and looks like a small mountain cabin. You are going to have so much fun making it YOUR special place.
I'm so happy for you =D> =D> =D> . I, too, am blessed to have my own special studio, and there's nothing like it. When I open the door, a warm wonderful peace comes over me. It's such a happy place for me.
Again, congrats! Spend as much time there as you can. You deserve it!
Warmly, Marie C
wow that is awesome!! I love all of the wood! I would set a bed up out there and call it home
Congrats on one making your dreams come true!
Wow, it looks like a little cabin retreat! How awesome is that!
I am glad you enjoyed the sign too, it has a perfect home now! :)
I was thinking the same thing about the shed being toooooo nice to throw out. Your studio is just awsome. Enjoy many fun filled hours of playtime int here.
Gail, what an amazing gift! It's wonderful when neighbors help each other. Have fun playing in there.
I am really touched by all of your responses...very very nice and thank you!
Yes, when I walk in the door I just want to squeal. Will see how the winter does since it isn't insulated. I wanted to put in a tiny pot-belly stove, but Juergen wants to try a small gas heater first.
Taking a coffee pot out there soon - anyone want to join me for a cup?
I'll be right over, what kind of creamer do you like? :grin:
That's an awesome studio - can't wait to see what you create in there.
or flavored powdered creme is also yummy....
Just ordered some Kugler and a couple of weeks ago some Czech glass...so now I just need the ideas!
Kathy - you are from Central Illinois cornfield purgatory! That is a good one! I lived in the middle of a cornfield (600 acres) for 16 years - know all about that! Where in Illinois? I was from the Freeport area.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
The Nut Hut...hehehehe it's adorable!! LOVE the all the wood! CONGRATS!
Wow, curtains and all. Isn't it nice to have a space all your own!
What a lovely little cottage (uh, Nut Hut). Everytime I see something this cute and think about how it improves the yard, I want one -- then I think about winter, cold weather, rain and I'm happy everything is in my house, lol. I hope your weather is better than mine and that you'll be very happy out there (I would be!).
Congratulations and may your new space bring you new inspiration.
I LOVE IT! I really like the porch too! You need to put a little table and a chair out there for when you bring your coffee pot :)
Congrats, its really nice to see someone so happy! :)
Thanks for your kind comments. I swept, cleaned up, and moved stuff around this afternoon and I DIDN'T MIND IT! Normally, I hate housework, but that was a joy...
It may be a little cool in there this winter, but actually today, it was not warm, but with the torch going and the kiln on, it was short-sleeve temperature.
Yes, it is nice to have a "laughin' place" as Braer Rabbit would say! "Everybody's gotta have a laughin' place, a laughin' place to go oh oh...take a frown, turn it upside down, and you'll find your's, I know oh oh"!
Damn woman! It's alot bigger than I thought! It looks quite a bit bigger than mine. You got a real treasure there, not only because it was free but also because it's older and alot better built than the new gardenhouses which cost a small fortune and are flimsy as hell (like the one I bought :/ ). It's really beautiful, you guys did a great job with it. :)
Well...perhaps it was good construction to begin with, but there are alot of "holes" along the roofline (don't think I will be having a problem with make-up air!) and many other flaws that the camera is not picking up, but it is roomy. I have seen your pictures and I think your studio is GREAT! I think the way you are organizing it and doing "smart" things, like the energy meter, the glass storage, the counter, etc., is really superb.
At least we both will have our "spots" to do our thang! Thanks for looking....
What a hubby what neighbors, and what a space.... It's perfect....
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