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.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Working area!

Joseph surprised me by bringing the little desk over yesterday morning!  (Thanks, babe!)  He bought this years ago when he lived in Virginia--in a junk shop, missing a drawer, which he built--and offered it to me for the shed. 

Could I say yes fast enough??  As you see, the top can slant like a drafting table, or lie flat.  PERFECT for the working artist, and perfect size for the shed...

In situ--and yep, the window IS a bit low.  I should have sat on something when I told Mark where to put it--I was thinking the eaves would be in the way anyway, which they would...oh well.  It's FINE.  It makes light, and I can see out.

Originally I'd thought to put the desk facing the room or even on a diagonal, but then the chair would be behind it (obviously!) and I'd have to climb around.  This way all I have to do is turn my head to see works!  Kind of less distracting to face the wall, too, to work...

Now we're noodling how to build the bookshelves...


  1. That desk is PERFECT! And the window is just the right height for stray kitties to stretch up and say good morning.

  2. Or jump in! That's what Peppy does on occasion...we were going to build screens, but no idea how, for the French doors, and the people-door opens out. Hm.

    And yep, I am DELIGHTED with the little desk! (Wait'll you see today's surprise!) I love that man...

  3. Oh, this is sooooooo wonderful! Give that man a hug!

  4. Bill and Joseph are both one-of-a-kind gems, aren't they?

  5. I did, Pam! And it just gets better and better. Now he's working on the table for the coffee area...

  6. Every thing has been said, so I can only echo the rest-- that table is Y-O-U......and what a clever and caring Joseph...

  7. Vicky, they ARE. We are so blessed. And Annie, thank you! I am ridiculously happy.



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