Sunday, August 24, 2014

A summer project...

While the house and garden have been an ongoing project for the last eight years: Floors , windows,  electrics plumbing, insulation…. The humble garden shed has patiently sat waiting  for it's turn. And this last few weeks we've been busily emptying all the collected junk from within, dusting all the cobwebs in and out doors , and off we went .
   
 I knew I wanted windows, there was only one tiny window. We found the large metal window on a trip to the
salvage yard in Portland; and a Jalousie window at another salvage yard in Vancouver.
I still have the back side to paint and  underneath the roof and plenty of tiny bits of white are so annoyingly refusing to except paint…jab, jab jab with the brush !
I love the jalousie window. 

The front …no door yet, well there is a door , the old door ,  which will be replaced, with some sort of glass hinged ,/sliding one .  The two hanging grids  mark the spot for two matching windows ,  when we find them. 

The interior, clean and stained, blue of all colors, I never choose blue paint  , I like it with the dark brown exterior though .  I wanted a dark charred black /brown color ( Philip's mixture) Inspired by our few years living in Suffolk and the yellow trim a little nod to Derek Jarman's cottage.  

Here it is a few weeks ago , the big white elephant !

16 comments:

  1. Linda, what a wonderful transformation! The jalousie window is an incredible fit and find! Keep us posted on further improvements as it's looking wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Jenny, I'll have more posts as I find; door,windows, wood stove ?, furniture etc !

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    1. I thought of you when I first saw the 'Karl Foerster' swaying against the dark brown !

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  3. That is just absolute perfection, bravo!

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    1. Lori, As we were painting , I thought of your house ;)

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  4. The colors, the windows, even the place-holding grids=perfection!

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    1. Ricki, All I need now is to sort out heating ?

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  5. Oh my god, oh my god! You still have one of my favorite gardens. And now it's even better!

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    1. Thank you Heather, I thought about you; and how you would tackle the installing of the windows yourself . We chickened out and got a pro in.

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  6. Love love love....would love to see sometime per Heather's wonderful recommendation!

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    1. Tamara, I will have a open shed/garden ? The garden has been a bit neglected , with all this shed painting business !

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  7. I love your new and improved shed!

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    1. Laura, we (dogs) had a little sleep in the shed while it rained today…very dreamy !

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  8. Wow, Linda. You have been busy. I love, love, love the makeover. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you find the windows and doors soon. I bet it would be nice to have it finished before winter. Really nice job, girl!

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    1. Hi Grace, Not that busy , too HOT... still haven't finished painting; but now that it's cooler !

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