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.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Indoor progress

We got the second coat of paint on the floor, the woodwork touched up, and the trim around the small door painted white, plus the second coat of spar varnish on the French doors.  Bought the wood for the baseboards and shelves, but it's been a bit too hot to get them cut, painted, and installed.

We're still trying to dry that waterlogged trim board by the door, and one day when the weather was nice this week, I just sat out there keeping an eye on the heater and loving the space--sketching, writing, reading, drinking coffee, working.  Delightful...

The AC arrived this past week, but turns out we need a 5" hole saw...we had borrowed a 4" one.  Maybe THIS week...

As we play around with ideas and space, I realize how really small 10' x 10' is, and how much I like the open, airy, serene feeling of the uncluttered space.  So we'll only be adding a few things at a time.  Right now we've had two chairs like this one inside, a folding TV table (which will be replaced for the coffee space), and a small stand, and the space feels fairly full, already.  I still plan to add the small desk, though WHERE may change...we'll see where it works best. 

The original plan for floor to ceiling bookshelves seems as if it would take too much floor space, so we may start them higher on the wall so there's room for the chairs to fit there if need be.  

It evolves...

Meanwhile, J. offered me this rug that was in his living room in Virginia--it's 5' x 7' it will be lovely in the winter when I need warmer feet!  If we can get the dust and musty smell out...we're airing it!

So progress!


  1. The inside of my cabin is 12x24 feet, and after you put in a couple of beds and some tables, even that space begins to feel cramped. I need some cabinets and bookshelves to put some of my clutter out of sight so it feels more roomy.

  2. Exactly! Our cabin in the woods is 14 x 16, and though it's full, it's obvious how much bigger it is--there's still room to move around.

    I was pretty amazed that two folding camp chairs filled so much space in the shed. Uh oh...

  3. A small desk with wheels :) I find tables with wheels are wonderful for small spaces - not to mention it could be wheeled onto the porch for whatever good reason comes along :)

    Or then there are the kind that hinge to to wall so they can go up and down as needed.

  4. Not a bad idea, Pam! We already have the desk, though, it's one J. brought from Virginia--even has a top you can raise to whatever angle you like. I love it--wonder if I could make it more mobile! I think I AM going to want to have this one able to be moved, depending on the view and my mood and whoever else might be there.

  5. Are the legs wide enough to allow holes to be drilled for casters? The additional height may play havoc with the height of your chair though...
    Pillows, lots of pillows :)

  6. I don't know, will have to look. I was thinking maybe Teflon caster thingies. And not sure how the chair situation will work at this point...pretty sure the canvas camp chairs won't fit with the desk...



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