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.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

French Doors are in...

These are doors Mark picked up at a garage sale in the neighborhood, and had stored in his chicken house. Glad we could make use of them, with some tweaking...they're handsome, and less expensive than the ones we saw at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore (and much more so than new!)

We've found some great buys at ReStore, and donated some things, too...a great way to recycle, and to help. (I've checked out Freecycle and Craigslist for this project too, but I really like to SEE what I'm getting. Hence the flea markets and ReStore!)

And we're glad we're making forward progress again. After the Stop Order yesterday, the guy told him he could go ahead and work on the doors, just not attach them till everything was OK'd. Once it WAS, they were ready to go and Mark screwed them into place. Today, we'll probably get the small door that J. finished in place, MAYBE the window, and get some staining done. Funny that the small deck was what was the big troublemaker...

Meanwhile, I try to concentrate on work..."bread labor" as Helen and Scott Nearing used to call it.

I'm glad I like my "daily bread"!


  1. This is just gorgeous!!! I see lots of creative art making and relaxing happening here!

  2. Thanks, Carol! It has a door in that hole on the right, now, too!

  3. Wow! Has this ever been going up fast! Looks great. The doors are beautiful. :)
    Always, Rita

  4. Thanks, Rita! It really IS fast, even with our glitches yesterday. I'll get more pics up tomorrow--got the outdoor storage cabinet done, too, and the wood storage finished out. Looking good!



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