In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

By the end of the day...

Joseph had the small door painted and the stained glass window repaired with glazing putty...can't wait to see them in place!

...and Mark had gotten most of the trim on the shed--except around the windows and doors of course, I think that comes almost last, till we move inside. (See that surprised little window? :-P )

Here you can see the red cedar trim around the rafters and on the corners. It helps seal the building's cracks; we'll stuff insulation in from the back/inside, too. (You can also see the bit of 2 x 4 that fills the gap where Mark had to cut the opening larger. Ah well...)

WOW, I love this effect--it reminds me of a Japanese tea house! I know the doors won't slide like that, but yum, it's going to be lovely. (And yep, this is before cutting down the doors to fit. But they're leaning against the eaves outside, not yet where they go...) Mark picked them up at an auction some time back, and they'd been hiding in his chicken house. Happily, they came with a good threshold, too.

Now then...paint them to match the other white trim, or do spar varnish to protect them from the weather and maintain the nice wood look...hmmmmmmmmmmmmm....more decisions!


  1. Japanese tea house, oh, yes. I love shoji screens. This is going to be even more delicious than I expected.

  2. I'm lovin' this. I want one now.


  3. Thanks, Vicki! It's fairly do-able, I think!



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