Monday, 11 August 2008

Weve just bought a ...................

Yeah I'm so excited about it I've been wanting one for ages I don't know what it is but there's something so appealing to me about a tiny house a little hideaway to escape to. It's going to be my sewing room/office a place for all my paraphernalia all my piles of material, craft stuff, paper work that I have stuffed away in drawers and cupboards. The computer will be going in there too. I'd like to call it my studio but at what point do you call it a studio? Probably when you earn money from it that's something I would love to do in the future when I have more time on my hands. Hopefully it will be a little retreat somewhere to be quiet and be creative away from the chaos of the house and a place to blog till my hearts content!
We bought it off Ebay we were looking for a used one then stumbled across this one never been erected they were selling it as they were moving house. My poor husband begrudgingly drove all the way to Manchester a 4hr drive there and back as we got lost twice! When we got there we had to prize the top off it as it would not fit in the van don't ask!
This is what some of it looked like when we got it home-
So here's what we have done so far our old shed was on the slabs in this picture below
We have laid another base in the other corner of our garden and moved our old shed to here I did want to get rid of this shed all together as I thought it would look a eye sore but I'm really pleased it's quite hidden here and you can't see it at all, from the top of the garden. We desperately need it for all our tools and garden stuff anyway.
On Sunday Steven and my dad spent the whole day putting it up mum came to help with the kids and I made cups of tea, fed everyone and did bits to help. At the end of the day it looked like this:-
What do you think? In this picture it looks very shed like I need to transform it now into pretty summerhouse. It's quite small there's enough room for a desk, plenty of shelves and a comfy chair I really like the little veranda I'm thinking of putting a bench on there the view from the veranda looks back on our cottage:-
And from the top of our garden looking back at the summerhouse :-My job is the painting which I have started on an evening it's going to be Farrow and Ball Pigeon Green which is the same colour as our front door and gates. The paint in the picture is just an undercoat.

I'm going to bore you with a list of what's left to do! It's got to be cosy in the winter so there's lot's to do:

  • Get electricity down there,
  • insulate it,
  • line it with tongue and grove ooh I love tongue and groove!
  • put some flooring down.
I'll be back soon with an update and my ideas for the inside that's the bit I'm looking forward too.Here's what it should look like when it's finished!
Gosh I've a lot of painting to do!

Have a good week all!



Joanne said...

How wonderful. A space all of your own, what more could a crafter want. It's going to look fantastic I'm sure. Joanne (new to your blog but I'm loving it.)

julia said...

I'm trying very hard not to be horribly jealous - honest! You lucky thing, I'd love to get rid of our 2 sheds but we have more bikes than anybody else I know and need them to store them. It's going to be fantastic, please keep us updated!
Julia x

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Cathy said...

Wow, that's so gorgeous. I've always wanted a garden hide-away but need a garden big enough to fit it in first! Happy painting!
Cathy X

Garden Girl said...

Sarah, it's FABULOUS! What fun to have a studio space of your very own. I have visions of people running around the house saying'Where's Sarah?' and you'll be inside, giggling behind the locked door...(or maybe that's just what i would do...!)Your garden and cottage look so beautiful as well, the studio is the icing on the cake!Have loads of fun doing it up x

Attic24 said...

How very wonderful. Naturally I am JEALous as hell but very very happy for you and can't wait to see how you transform it. What an exciting project for you!

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi Sarah, am drooling as I type and my normally hazel eyes are now totally green with envy! Lucky, lucky girl. Dev X

Riches Stitches said...

This is the first time I have read your blog and I am thinking "how cute" a grown ups version of a cubby house. What a great idea and the best thing is you can leave all your stuff out and just close the door on it to come back to later.

Rachel said...

Your summerhouse looks great - in fact your whole garden looks wonderful! We have a small house and a tiny garden so I have to do my crafting at the dining room table as there is nowhere else to do it - yes, I am very jealous!! :)

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

That summer house is going to be so very lovely. And some great shopping you've done lately, I must say.

Enjoy, life is for living.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

pink-petal-designs said...

wow Sarah its fab !! i am jeloues! you lucky girl, cant wait to see more pics, can i come and play in it when its finished, lol, and i just love your cream table and chairs, where did you find it?
Sarah x

Joanne said...

first thank you for leaving a comment on my blog I can't beleive how lovely people are in the blogging world. I can't wait to go back to the peaks next year chatsworth is big on the things to do.

Clover Yard said...

Wow, I am so envious of your lovely hideaway and so glad to have stumbled upon your blog. Will enjoy reading through your past posts but it's FAR too late so I'm off to bed for now.

periwinkle said...

wow, thats great you lucky lucky girl. Can't wait to see more pics of it and such a lovely garden to put it in
lisa x

Katherines Dream said...

I love it, how hard have you worked !
I can't wait to see the inside all kitted out.
Carol xx

Donna said...

Lovely blog, so glad I found you! That summer house is wonderful, can't wait to see what it looks like once you have painted it. All we need now is a summer!!!

Petticoat Lane said...

How lovely is your beautiful summerhouse, I'm so envious. Having read this months Country living I have dreamed of one non-stop since....
Maybe I could pull down the dilapidated greenhouse to make room but Garden Girl would kill me.
What a gorgous colour as well.
Jane. x

Debbie said...

oh my! that is gorgeous!! :D

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