Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Little Shed That Could

I spent last weekend working 
with my friend Annie on her little shed.
 Ever since I first saw it, I have been bugging her; 
telling her I could turn it into a magical place.

Inside is stored all her holiday decor
 and wonderful treasures dying to have a home.

So we dug in and out poured mountains of things to be sorted.

We sorted a lot!!

The lady likes totes. We had lots of fun 
with jokes about obsessions.
Mine WAS dishes and glassware. What is/was yours?

By the second day all this was cleared out.
Did you spot the vintage mantel on the back wall?

We will paint soon and add area carpet
 and she may add some side windows
 in the future for ventilation.

The entire top is rimmed with shelving
 and I managed to get all the holiday totes
 up above on these shelves and they will 
all be hidden with some draping. 

The little shed still needs to be a major storage area, 
as the main home is tiny, with storage next to none.
A couple of standard, no walk in, bedroom closets, 
about six kitchen cupboards and a single car garage.

By the time I am done,
 this will be a retreat with two comfy chairs,
twinkle lights and a gorgeous vintage mantel 
display. Tons of decorative storage so that she can 
grab what she needs easily and create
to her hearts content.

I adore projects like this.
A Cinderella story....
we have not yet spent a dime...
we will use a few coupons for 
brown wire twinkle lights
and paint and a small section of bead board.
I'll give you a cost breakdown at the end.

I will be showing you the progress as we go.

and yes, I am for hire.....

In other news, I went home from work early on Monday
and I've spent the last three days sidelined
with the creeping crud.

Ronda and I will be debuting her new 
shop (I am a contributor) this coming Tuesday.
The little gift shop is located 
within Elements Salon 334 Water Street
in downtown Henderson.
They are open Tuesday- Saturday.
I'll post photos after we set up.

There is also a wonderful jewelry trunk
show scheduled for Wednesday the 4th.
Trunk show to be announced
Schedule issues

To my east coast pals,
stay safe and warm.
Darling daughter and her beau are 
in Atlanta also under severe weather.

and yet FOX news tells everyone
there is no global warming...




beth said...

what a fun space and i can't wait to see how you transform it!!! and oh yes, windows!!! it needs windows!!!

Tracey Broome said...

Lucky you to be out in that glorious sun with all that treasure! We have 5 inches of snow here and the power keeps teasing us going on and off.
My obsession? dishes also. I have 11 different patterns and then there is all the mismatched stuff as well. I can get rid of stuff in my house easily without attachment most times, but my dishes..... I have tried, so far I have only given up one pattern.
What a perfect little shed for all sorts of possibilities. Have fun! Feel better xo

Tanya said...

What I wouldn't give for that little shed! I would lock myself in for hours...I know this will be fabulous with your hand in it, my friend. Hope you're feeling better - XOXO

Faded Charm said...

Hey, this looks like the perfect project for you and I can't wait to see it transformed!

Btw, my husband and I took a quick trip to Vegas last week for our Anniversary and had such a wonderful time. I thought of you while there♥

The weather was perfect for me....high 70's, but can see how it might be pretty miserable in the Summer when it gets into the 100's!!!

Hope you are enjoying your week!


Anne's Attic - Design said...

Lovely lovely blog! Jo

Kathy said...

Oh, I know it is going to be a fab storage area and can't wait to see the big reveal!!

joanne said...

I can't wait to see what you do with this little spot. Makes me wish for a storage unit and a cool friend to turn something magical for me!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Can't wait to see the transformation!

No global warming. Uh-huh.

Take care, Z.

Kathleen said...

What fun! I wish I had a extra little space like that. Or maybe not, I fear I would pack things up and just forget I had them. I have a habit of doing that. We're on Lake Erie with tons of snow and ice. It's kind of like one man's trash is another's treasures. I LOVE watching people ice fish and wind ski on the lake. It's a very special peaceful kind of season. Believe me I love summer on the beach but around here there are many that live for bitter cold winters. I had to change my entire mindset when I moved here. I now love it!! I also love tall leather boots and over the knee knee socks with tights. I lived in Forida for 4 years, it just wasn't for me.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Kathleen, you are a no reply blogger so I'll write to you here just in case you revisit. I grew up vacationing on Lake Erie. I have very fond memories of the area as it was before my mom became ill.This would have been late 50's early 60's..<3

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

What fun you've had!
The mantel...If I had room, there'd be one on every wall.

Kit said...

What a great space! Oh how I would have loved to peek into some of those totes. Can't wait to see the end design. :) Kit

Karen said...

OOOh, I love a project like this. Looking forward to your transformed space!

Robin Larkspur said...

Hi Z! This is just the kind of thing I love to watch you do. Your friend has such amazing stuff in her shed!! I think I see a yellow ware big bowl?!

Fox News! I blow my nose in their general direction!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love seeing all her treasures drug out on the lawn.
I think that is the perfect solutions for all of us.
My gosh she has lots baskets LOL

I hoard dishes and book

Keep your creeping crud out your way LOL it's here also and knock on wood I have ducked it so far

Jill said...

Oh this is going to be fun to see the transformation! Looks like a garage sale may also be on the schedule. I feel for those with no storage.

Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

That would have been so much fun to sort through everything! I love how this space turned out :)