Saturday, May 29, 2010

The new studio garden patio

 Here are a couple of before and during shots of the new garden area we are building. You will see that we took down a very large scrub tree that was left to grow out of control. This does mean that a lot of shade is now gone that was quite nice during our hottest months here. Nonetheless this ugly tree is gone now to be replaced by some very nice natural light.

This area is right outside of my workroom and is my new view while working. Tim did a great job on the patio area, thanks honey. This screen dooris a favorite of mine, it was saved from a pile of trash in Pensacola after hurricane Ivan blew through town. I am undecided if it should be left outside to weather but really have not found a great place for it inside. What do you think? Do you see the little bird within the metalwork?

It has been a long time since I have been in the garden, my skin itches and breaks out but this is worth it so far.

Roberta is having a give away

Follow this link to Robertas Blog to see what else she has going on there.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Making progress on the house

However slowly, it is progress. I decided to go ahead a rip out what was once the front entrance, porch and bay window. This part of the house opened on the side an I felt it was a bit awkward. The whole front has been taken off to be replaced by new doors. This allows a lot of freedom on the style of house this one will become along with the type and amount of doors or windows to choose from. You can't really do that as much with a back opening house. All of the interior walls have been removed as well. The side walls have been filled and sanded and filled and sanded and dare I say filled again. I am undecided about so many things for this house right now save a few must haves that I have always dreamed about for my own house like slate roof, stone exterior and an elegant eclectic interior.