Hi All! I hope you are all settling nicely back into the work week after a long holiday weekend!
We were sure busy around my new home, there's always so much to be done and never enough hours in the day! We were so very lucky to have family and friends visiting this weekend and somehow still managed to find time to cross a few more things off the To Do List.
One of the things on the top of my list has been to get my little potting shed in shape before fall. It was in really bad repair when I bought the house and it had come a long way since the purchase - you can read about phase one here in My Garden Cottage
But I wanted more. So much more!
This is how it sat for a few months after we made it structurally sound and added electricity.
The exterior finally got painted just recently when time allowed....which brought it to this:
Well....I still wanted more. I could always see the potential for it to be a true garden cottage.
So next came the shutters. Starting to take shape! I like the way this is going!
Then there was this. I put it together and stained it to match the trim. And my sweetie installed it for me yesterday.
Looks so much more finished even at this stage, don't you think? It's almost like we added mascara and eyeliner to a naked eye.....
WELL - if that's the case, now we added eyeshadow and false lashes to really glam it up!!
I selected some cold hardy plants to give it some pizzazz this late in the season because let's face it, there was no way I was waiting until spring!
And then I had to do more. Yup, more. Out came the blush and red lipstick and high heels.
And by the end of the day my little garden cottage was looking so much more beautiful....and I was a downright dirty sweaty mess! But I was a happy mess....happy and very, very sore.
And I hobbled into the house and took a hot bath and went to bed dreaming of little garden cottages.
And the little garden cottage went to sleep dreaming of what the future may hold.
And when I awoke the first thing I did was grab my coffee and head out to see my beautiful little garden cottage....and it was still there and it was not a dream!
And I sat in my little red rescued metal chair and sipped my coffee and chatted with the neighbor who came to see what all the fuss was about.
He loves the little garden cottage. And he can't wait to see what comes next.