Friday, August 4, 2017

2017 square foot garden & my new studio reveal

I'm a little early with my yearly post (last one was 9/2016), so maybe there is hope for me after all!

First, my studio reveal.  It was supposed to be a rustic garden shed, but my hubby got carried away.  He designed it and he and my son built it.

You can click on a picture for a larger view


I wish I had taken a picture of my 2 hardy hibiscus when they were in bloom.  
They are a deep maroon and both were covered in blooms. 

A side view showing the chicken house.  Our next project is putting in a real fence to
keep the chickens out of the garden.

Front porch



We lost some large trees due to storms this year and my son built this rustic garden bench for me. 
I've never seen elephant ears this large.  This is their first year, bulbs from Walmart




Fig tree in the back, red bud tree grown from seed in front by the hummingbird feeder.












Loft area with removable ladder.  This is where I sew and hide stuff out of sight.

Front corner with removable ladder out of the way against the wall.



 
I found this vintage Tennessee goose neck rocker at an antique store for $35.  It needs to be reupholstered, but I doubt it will ever get done.




Corner by the back door.  My next project will be to cover this pitiful chair.
Ladder in place


Front door

Front corner where I keep my beads. This is under the loft and the ladder is removed.



Front wall and left wall.  The enamel topped table is from my grandmother's.  I'm 68 and always spent the summers with her and I sure did peel a lot of potatoes and break beans for canning at this table.


Front wall and left wall corner





Back wall with ladder in place




My helper, Mr. Mable.  When we got him we were told it was a girl, so we named it Mable.  Soon we found out he was a guy.



Here is his brother, Mr. Molly







Back wall with peg board.  This is where I work.

Entire back wall, ladder removed

2 of my newest pieces


1 comment:

Suz said...

Absolutely fabulous setup. When you need a break or inspiration, you can stroll out to the garden, sit on that gorgeous bench and think about how lucky you are.

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